Posted By Rich Miller On July 28, 2008 @ 5:30 am In Power | Comments Disabled
Conducting business in Russia isn’t a simple affair. And before Microsoft, Google or Yahoo eye datacenters in Siberia they may want to call up BP or Exxon for a few tips on doing business in Russia. If you track the oil industry at all you know that private-state partnerships in Russia have become mostly state. Could a datacenter be held hostage just as easily?The tension between Russia’s natural advantages and business challenges may be seen in Microsoft’s interest in the country. Back in January we noted that Microsoft was discussing plans to build a data center in Siberia  and e considering locations in between Irkutsk and Angarsk. “Though Microsoft Russia is working on potential data centre construction in Russia, we are still far from final site selection,” the company said at the time. Six months later, there has still not been any official announcement of a Microsoft data center in Siberia or elsewhere in Russia.
Article printed from Data Center Knowledge: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com
URL to article: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/07/28/need-hydro-power-russias-got-it/
URLs in this post:
 Quincy, Wash.: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/quincy_wash-index.html
 Manitoba: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Mar/26/manitoba_new_frontier_for_huge_data_centers.html
 Om Malik: http://gigaom.com/2008/07/27/russia-data-centers/
 Dave Ohara’s mention: http://www.greenm3.com/2008/07/green-data-ce-1.html
 Larry Dignan: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9449
 data center in Siberia: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Nov/26/microsoft_plans_data_center_in_siberia.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
Copyright © 2011 Data Center Knowledge. All rights reserved.