2 Factors Driving Construction
- Natural Environment – As a whole, the natural environment in Russia is rather cool. The region is not known for blistering hot temperatures and extremely high humidity over long periods. Therefore, the power and cooling needs of the typical data centre are lower in Russia than they are in other parts of Europe and Asia. Russian companies are finding it more profitable to build domestically rather than going internationally. Companies outside of Russia are also finding the environment attractive.
- Data Security Laws – Russia's laws regarding data security have been updated, including a recent regulation that requires all personal data belonging to Russian citizens be stored on servers located in domestic data centres. Like Canada and a number of countries in Europe, requiring data to be stored domestically allows security experts to better protect it. The new law has led to an instant increase in demand for data centre services.