IXcellerate Expands to Support Growing Russian Data Center Market Backed by 21.4 MW of Standby Power from Zeppelin Power Systems and Caterpillar

For Worldwide Release: February 9, 2021 
Release Number:  EEPR0421

DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc.  today announced that IXcellerate, one of the fastest growing co-location datacenter operators in Russia, has selected Cat® dealer Zeppelin Power Systems Russland to support the company’s rapid growth by increasing the power capacity of its data center campus in Moscow.

Zeppelin recently installed and commissioned eight Cat 3516B-HD and two Cat 3512B diesel generator sets for the expansion of IXcellerate’s Moscow One and Moscow Two data centers, which have received the Uptime Institute’s Tier III certification for design requirements. To date, Zeppelin has delivered a total of 21.4 MW of standby power supplied by 16 Cat diesel generator sets, including four Cat 3412 units installed and commissioned in the first stage of cooperation.

Cat Financial is supporting the contract, and Zeppelin will provide ongoing maintenance and service to help deliver optimum performance and value over the lifetime of the installation.

“The ecosystem of IXcellerate data centers, uniting cloud, network and IT infrastructures, is built and developed to satisfy the needs for storing and processing large volumes of data,” said Konstantin Borman, managing director of IXcellerate. “Zeppelin and Caterpillar have delivered a robust standby power solution with built-in flexibility to grow our business, and we will rely on their expertise as we continue to expand and upgrade our infrastructure.”

IXcellerate’s year-over-year revenues increased by nearly 30% in 2019, and the company’s growth rates are 50% higher than the Russian data center market average due to several major hypercloud deals signed during the year. 

Cat® power solutions help data centers meet uptime commitments at hundreds of facilities around the world. Caterpillar’s portfolio includes efficient generator sets with high power densities integrated with automatic transfer switches (ATS) and switchgear specifically customized for continuous, standby, and temporary power applications at data centers.

“The market for data center services in Russia has grown immensely, and IXcellerate has quickly risen to a strong position through the quality and reliability of their offerings,” said Bart Myers, general manager, Caterpillar Large Electric Power. “We look forward to providing IXcellerate with the additional power systems support that will further enhance the company’s capabilities.”

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for exceptional durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

For more information, visit www.cat.com/powergeneration or e-mail Electric_Power@cat.com.

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Standby power solution at IXcellerate’s Moscow data center campus

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About IXcellerate

Founded by a team from Equinix and InterXion, Western Europe's two leading data center operators, IXcellerate is the leading operator of commercial data centers, ranked in the top three of the largest players in Russia. The company offers on-demand colocation solutions to address individual infrastructure requirements.

IXcellerate data centers operate with SLA 99.999%, are Tier III-certified by the Uptime Institute, and are fully compliant with IBM Level 3. IXcellerate’s customers are global corporations, financial organizations, retail chains, online service providers, IT companies, leading carriers and other organizations processing large amounts of data. Among them are Tencent, Huawei, OBS, Softline, Nestlé, Thomson Reuters, Agricultural Bank of China and many others.

IXcellerate is headquartered in London. Visit www.ixcellerate.com for more information.

About Zeppelin Power Systems

For more than 60 years, Zeppelin Power Systems has proudly been an authorized partner of Caterpillar Motoren (Cat® and MaK™). The company is a leading supplier of Cat generator sets and power plants in Russia, Germany, some European countries, as well as in the CIS countries. With a staff of nearly 900 people, Zeppelin Power Systems is part of the Zeppelin Group, which has more than 10,000 employees in 43 countries and regions as well as a total turnover of €3.1 billion in 2019.

Zeppelin PS Rus LLC has been an official partner of Caterpillar in Russia for more than 20 years, operating in the Central, Northwest, part of the Volga, and Southern Federal districts.

Zeppelin PS Rus LLC offers its customers individual high-performance system solutions, including turnkey solutions and complete services in the industrial and marine markets, oil and gas industry, locomotives and rail transport, as well as electric power generation. The power range of equipment from 10 kW to 16,000 kW allows us to provide customers with an effective solution necessary for their projects as well as original Cat spare parts and warranty and service to ensure smooth operation. For more details about Zeppelin Power Systems in Russia, visit https://zeppelinps.ru/.

About Caterpillar

Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

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