MOSCOW, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
IXcellerate, Russia's premier carrier-neutral data centre operator, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergey Vyshemirskiy as Technical Director.
Sergey steps into this role from his previous position as Deputy Head of Technical Operations at MAKS, a leading Russian insurance company where he was in charge of building maintenance. He joined MAKS in 2007 and held a number of positions there over the years.
Sergey's vast experience dates back to his officer career in the Russian Air Force, which he joined as an operations technician in 1991 and left, having raised through the ranks, as senior engineer at the Chkalovsky Aerodrome, a facility entrusted with the safe transportation of the country's leaders and top army officers. His responsibilities included supervision of the technical aspects of aviation equipment maintenance.
"We are delighted to bring on board an expert of Sergey's calibre, yet another priceless addition to our impressive team. His contribution will further improve the already unsurpassed service level our customers enjoy," said Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate. "Arranging safe travel for presidents serves as adequate preparation for taking charge of our data centre," he added with a smile.
"I am excited to become part of IXcellerate and share my expertise with the data centre's skilled and driven Operations team," said Sergey Vyshemirskiy.
Sergey graduated from the St. Petersburg Higher Military School of Electronics in 1995 with a degree in radio electronics engineering.
IXcellerate is an unparalleled carrier neutral datacentre operator in Moscow, which is comparable to the quality of datacentres in America and Western Europe. IXcellerate offers pure-play co-location designed to meet the standards of financial institutions, multinational corporations, international carriers and major content operators.
Opened in 2012, IXcellerate's Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is a stand alone datacentre located within the MKAD ring road of Moscow, set over a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides clients with a bespoke solution aimed towards solving their unique datacentre requirements, offering co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. Within our carrier-neutral facility, affordable and resilient connectivity is available in Russia and the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 5000m², with power feeds planned up to 13.7 MVA.
IXcellerate was founded by Guy Willner (co-founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (former SVP of Golden Telecom in Russia).