The first stage of Sberbank’s Skolkovo Data Processing Centre (DPC) has been launched in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich, Minister for Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Herman Gref, and President of the Skolkovo Foundation Viktor Vekselberg participated in the ceremonial opening. The guests were shown the power equipment, ventilation and cooling facilities, as well as the technological systems of the Centre.
The DPC is located in a special building with server hardware, as well as engineering and telecommunications infrastructure. The centre is used to store, process, and transfer big data. Modern systems maintaining constant temperature and humidity level, high-speed internet access and equipment for non-stop electricity generation are needed for the centre to operate.
The launch of the DPC will allow Sberbank to increase the reliability of its IT systems, optimise operating costs, and boost growth of the bank’s IT infrastructure. The Skolkovo and Yuzhny Port DPCs will complement each other and ensure the continuous operation of Sberbank’s automated systems.
Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 135 million individual customers and more than 1 million corporate clients in 22 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and other countries.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina