Kazakhstan’s telco Transtelecom has built a backup data center for Russian bank Sberbank’s operations, in the oil-rich county, which neighbors Russia. The company this month held and opening ceremony of the backup Data Processing Center (DPC) of SB Sberbank JSC, located in in the city of Karaganda, in the northeast of Kazakhstan. Specifications weren’t shared.
The facility was built as part of a “project to build a disaster-resistant IT infrastructure for the bank,” according to Transtelecom. Rather than a reaction to the current climate in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Transtelecom said the project has been in the works since 2020.
“The bank’s two main data centers are located in a seismic zone, in Almaty [Kazakhstan’s largest city]. To ensure the continuity of information systems in the event of an earthquake or other emergency, it was decided to introduce a third disaster-proof data center,” the company said.
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