6,600 m² Yandex Data Center

The first block of the new Yandex data center has been inaugurated.

Alexey Fedchenko, Astron project manager: “Astron supplied the 6,615 m² data center building, which consists of 6 blocks: a power unit and 5 server blocks. This is a unique project for Astron.

The building concept was developed by engineers who previously designed the Yandex data center in Finland. Its architectural form reflects the building’s usage and enables a specific cooling system. TRIMO sandwich panels are applied for the walls and internal partitions. The roof is also non-standard – it is covered with Firestone RubberCover EPDM. Another specific solution – removable wall sections to facilitate the future installation of large-scale equipment.

According to Nikolai Ivanov, Director General of the Data Center, this is one of the most advanced facilities in the whole world, in terms of efficiency and automation.

Here, full free-cooling technology is used to cool the servers, which means that the server zone is cooled not by industrial air conditioners, but by outdoor air pumped by a special ventilation system. Heat from the servers will be stored and partly used to heat the data center; the rest will be supplied to private homes and nearby enterprises.

  • Usage
    > Data center
  • Area
    > 6,600 m²
  • Customer
    > Yandex Data Center
  • Features
    > Full Free Cooling technology
  • Astron 6,615 m² data center building. Steel structures for data center
  • 6,615 m² data center building supplied by Astron