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1 ©IXcellerate 2014 Where’s the Data? Keeping up with regulatory trends in the fast-growing Russian Internet market Rely on IXcellerate packages to help simplify your process

2 It’s not just about compliance ©2014 Russia Data Laws New data laws in Russia are encouraging companies to house sensitive customer information within the Russian Federation. It’s not just compliance however – many enterprises are now moving this data to Moscow or demanding their partners/suppliers confirm the data location.

3 ©20143 Russia has recently amended legislation on data retention to force some companies to store data about its citizens within the country. Bill number 553424-6, which translation engines tell us is titled “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation (to clarify the processing of personal data in information and telecommunications networks)” specifies that “when collecting personal data, including information and telecommunications network, the Internet, the operator must ensure that record, systematization, accumulation, storage, updated, modified, removing the personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation, in databases, of information located in the territory of the Russian Federation”. The result of the bill looks to be that social networks, retailers and similar organisations will need to place servers within Russia if they want to do business with Russians. But as Russia Today (A state-owned English language TV service) points out, Russian businesses such as airlines that rely on hosted software aren't likely to appreciate the law. Nor, one imagines, are software-as-a- service providers who aren't always in a rush to create new data centres. The Bill passed the Duma, the lower house of Russia's Parliament, last week. Currently it doesn't look like Russia's Upper House (the next legislative step) will prove an obstacle to its passage into law. The law comes into force on September 1st, 2016, giving Russian companies – and those in other nations that target the Russian market – plenty of time to adjust and find datacentre partners. Complying with the law may not require enormous effort. As a comparison is the Australian state of New South Wales’ Department of Education's adoption of Gmail for nearly a million students. The Department insisted that students' email be stored on Australian soil, a request Google happily accommodated. A local telco – Telstra – stepped in to do the hosting and Gmail reportedly didn't need much tweaking to work under these arrangements. One last possibility: might the law leave a loophole that allows a copy of data to reside in Russia? If that's possible, lots of synchronisation might do the trick. In any case B to B companies looking to secure contracts with large Russian enterprises will surely face the question “where will our data live?”, a situation we are seeing already in post NSA Germany. Source: The Moscow Times, The Register, IXcellerate management The detail…

4 Russia Data Laws ©2013 How do I comply? How do I select the right partner? Do they really understand my business? Can I work with them? Where’s our Data?

5 ©2014 How do I comply? The big question, but keeping within the spirit of the law is a good start. Hosting Russian customer data in Russia means creating a physical (server) presence in a datacentre, or working with a cloud provider who can prove the same. We can offer direct colocation or help find a suitable cloud partner from within our Moscow One ecosystem. The right partner? It’s best to talk to someone who has some experience. IXcellerate’s management has over 15 years of operations history in datacentre operations across Europe Can they help with integration partners? Finding partners in Russia can be difficult due to language and culture barriers. We work with a number of partners selected for the reactivity and professionalism and can put ypu in touch or provide a whole package. Do they really understand my business? At IXcellerate we take special care to spend the time necessary to research and understand our customers’ businesses so that we can serve them efficiently and responsively. We are sorry if we ask many questions but they help us tailor our service directly to your needs. Russia Data Laws

6 6 about us ©2014 WHO are we? IXcellerate is an unparalleled Carrier Neutral Datacentre operator in Moscow, designed and operated to Tier 3 Western Standards

7 7 why us ©2014 WHY choose us? Location & Infrastructure Colocation & Power Flexible offices suites Security & Low Latency Links Performance & Resiliency Controlling Costs Mitigating Risks

8 Location – IXcellerate is conveniently located within Moscow’s MKAD Ring Road Diversity – Multiple fibre entries from multiple carriers ensure completely redundant connections Local Connections – Multiple local access carriers can provide reliable and affordable local connections to/from IXcellerate Internet Exchange – Benefit from peering and direct connectivity on MSK-IX within IXcellerate’s datacentre Prime Location ©2014 8

9 Site Features Moscow One Datacentre is operated within a Modern warehouse building Dual Power feeds delivered on diverse routes Secure access to campus, controlled by IXcellerate Scalability – IXcellerate’s Moscow One Datacentre sits on a 15,000m 2 campus, offering bespoke Customer solutions Flexibility – Colocation or Private Cages with flexible power solutions based on specific Customer requirements ©2014 9

10 Datacentre Features 24/7 Security with Biometric turnstile access Emerson UPS designed to an N+N configuration SDMO Generators designed to an N+1 configuration 30 hours Fuel supply with 8 hour delivery for additional fuel VESDA smoke detection and Marioff HI- FOG Mist Fire Suppression system Fully automated Building Management System Technicians on-site 24/7 ©2014 10

11 Carrier Neutrality Multiple carriers in the building mean that IXcellerate has no vested interest in selling connectivity and therefore the Customer retains flexibility and ability to move connectivity providers whenever necessary. If you ‘marry’ a carrier with a DC you will miss out on falling connectivity prices and route choice because the DC will keep you committed. Cost benefit from multiple carrier options. It is just a matter of a cross connect to another supplier in a carrier neutral datacentre. … List of carriers is growing! ©2014 11

12 Costs & Risks ©2014 12 COSTS: Controlled! Clients benefit from IXcellerate's Tier 3 infrastructure in a shared environment, resulting in shared fixed costs of operations, security and infrastructure amongst our other clients. Connectivity costs are reduced due to the immense amount of connectivity options within our datacentres, including Russian and International operators. RISKS: Mitigated! IXcellerate has a management team comprised of telecoms and datacentre veterans bringing Western retail datacentre operation experience (Equinix, InterXion) to the Russian market. IXcellerate has high ethical standards with the IFC (World Bank) and Sumitomo Corporation as an investors so as to ensure that our customers mitigate risk relating to non-complying supplier practices.

13 13 Russia Data Laws ©2014 Need any further help to decide? Come to talk to us in Moscow Call us up or email Come to our regular Russia and UK networking events www.ixcellerate.com www.ixcellerate.ru

14 THANK YOU! 14 IXcellerate.com ©2013


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