Aeroflot’s Modular Data Center Named “High-Tech DC of the Year”

Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2013

aeroflotAeroflot’s modular data center (DC) received a prestigious IT award CNews as «High-Tech DC of the Year». CNews AWARDS distinguishes key milestones on the Russian market of information and communication technologies (ICT); the best Russian and international developments in the field of ICT which significantly contributed to the development of new technology industries in Russia, as well as the merits of individual professionals in the field.

The third award ceremony was held today in Moscow as a part of the annual event «CNews Forum 2013: Information Technology Tomorrow». The ceremony was hosted by CNews company, the largest IT and telecommunications media in Russia and the CIS; CNews Conferences agency and CNews Analytics.

The ceremony was attended by top officials of the largest Russian companies — developers and suppliers of IT services and solutions as well as direct customers from various industries actively investing in ICT. Aeroflot was represented by Deputy General Director for Information Technology Kirill Bogdanov.

With the increase in air traffic and the introduction of new highly critical IT services, Aeroflot decided to organize a full-fledged backup data center. The airline needed to ensure the availability of dozens of IT services with a round the clock exploitation and to minimize the total cost of ownership. In 6 months Aeroflot had the modular data center deployed on the base of its own flight complex in Sheremetyevo. The solution includes a product of Technoserv — modular data center «IT Crew» and unique IT infrastructure based on HP equipment designed for specific tasks of Aeroflot.

The creation this modular DC is the first project of such scale in Russia. The data center consists of standard modules and includes 4 server blocks, 4 engineering blocks, warehousing and dispatching units, as well as a block of uninterrupted power supply. DC capacity is 56 standard server racks.




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