I-Synergo Opens the Largest IT Parks in CIS With Cisco Technology

IT Park in Kazan Will Help Expand Russia’s Research and
Development Potential

IT Park Kazan KAZAN, Republic of Tatarstan One of the largest information technology (IT) parks in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was opened in Kazan, the capital of the republic of Tatarstan and one of Russia’s largest cities. Built by the IT solutions and services provider I-Synergo, the park’s networking and communications infrastructure is based on Cisco technology.

The IT park is intended to function as a business incubator and will
help consolidate the region’s IT potential. Its main objective is to
support innovative start-ups at the initial stages of development by
providing them with a high-tech work environment, equipment,
consultancy and data. The 32,000-square-meter central complex is
designed as an intelligent building, using the Cisco® Smart+Connected
Real Estate concept. http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/trec/index.html

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • Investments in the IT park, including federal budget allocations,
    amount to 2.9 billion rubles. Plans are for the park to house about 80
    companies by 2012, which are expected to create about 10,000 new jobs
    in IT and other businesses.
  • In addition to the office facilities, the IT park includes a
    convention center, a press center, training and demonstration
    facilities, and two hotels. The park also established a center for
    certification and licensing to help resident companies obtain patents,
    licenses and certificates valid for Russia and abroad, as well as for
    providing companies with legal and compliance support in a number of
    areas.
  • The park’s information and communications technology (ICT)
    infrastructure is based on Cisco solutions. This includes a local area
    network (LAN) and wireless coverage with more than 60 access points. Cisco Unified Communications
    has been implemented with more than a thousand Cisco Unified IP Phones,
    two clusters of Cisco Unified Communications Manager and a Cisco
    Unified Contact Center.
  • Users have access to the Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, a
    powerful desktop computer application that integrates the most
    frequently used communications applications and services. It provides
    easy access to voice, video, instant messaging, Web conferencing,
    voicemail and presence information from a single multimedia interface
    on the user’s computer.
  • The park’s Cisco Unified Contact Center, the largest in the
    republic, can process incoming calls for tenants as well as any other
    company, enabling the IT park to offer outsourced contact center
    services. The resilient contact center based on the Cisco Unified
    Contact Center Enterprise edition is an efficient means of interaction
    for resident companies and their customers supporting various tasks,
    including call administration, telemarketing, product maintenance,
    technical support and so on.
  • At the heart of the IT park’s infrastructure is a flexible and
    scalable data center, with up to 8,000 servers. It is designed for
    uninterrupted operations and provides high-speed data processing, high
    levels of security and reliability of storage.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Arsen Khusnutdinov, chief executive officer, I-Synergo:
  • "Our vision of a highly efficient information society starts with
    developing real solutions using state-of-the-art technologies.
    Innovative projects like the IT park in Kazan will help develop an
    information society and stimulate small and medium-sized businesses."

  • Alexander Lavrushko, enterprise account manager, Cisco Russia:
  • "The IT park is the first project in Tatarstan to use a broad
    range of integrated Cisco solutions. Cisco offered the most innovative
    solutions for routing, switching, unified communications, data
    security, wireless technologies and data center."

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