Yandex Kicks off Expansion of Vladimir Data Center

Russian tech giant Yandex has started the deployment of the second phase of its 10MW data center facility in the Energetik neighborhood of the city of Vladimir in Russia, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported.

Аccording to the Russian newspaper, the facility is set to double its original size and its launch has been scheduled for 2020.

The data center facility has been operating in Vladimir since 2017 with the company investing just over $38 million.

The introduction of new equipment is the reason behind the new extension plans, with the aim of increasing capacity to match with the increased workload Yandex is currently facing.

Last month, the company announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2018. The company saw revenues of $1,837.6 million, up 36% compared with 2017, and a net income of $660.1 million, up 430% compared with 2017.