Based on the success of the Finnish data centre, Yandex asked us to develop a design which could be adapted across Russia, for multiple climate and seismic zones. It needed to offer the capability of operating in extreme heat or cold and to withstand seismic disturbance or heavy snow.
Our modular blueprint was made up of three sections - the data centre, cooling and electrical part. Each can be modified depending on local conditions. Automated design methods enable changes to be made to the parameters quickly and easily. The first centre built using this design approach is in Vladimir in western Russia. Future expansions across Russia are in preparation.