Kyiv, Ukraine, November 17, 2010—IFC,
a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $3.5 million in equity in
Ukraine’s De Novo to help create a data center that will use energy-efficient
technologies to improve data security and the local information technology
infrastructure. This is IFC’s first investment in Ukraine’s IT sector.
Data centers are an important part of the IT infrastructure needed to grow
and attract companies with high-skilled workforces. IFC’s investment will
help De Novo expand its line of business to include the first enterprise-class
data center in the country that will serve key clients such as financial
institutions and large corporations.
“By establishing this data center, we will become the first specialized
IT services company in Ukraine to provide business continuity services
to our clients. Data center outsourcing will allow them to improve data
security, reduce costs, and invest more in their core businesses,” said
Maxim Ageyev, De Novo CEO.
Elena Voloshina, IFC Country Representative in Ukraine, said, “We see
strong growth opportunities in Ukraine’s IT services market. De Novo’s
services are needed by local companies to manage their IT needs properly,
and we see great potential for our company in supporting the financial
sector by providing important data storage services.”
De Novo’s data center will be designed using a special computing concept
that will enable it to operate energy-efficient computers, network servers
and peripherals, as well as free air cooling technologies. The center will
use a special power management system program to optimize power usage and
potentially save up to 30 percent in energy consumption.
The total project cost to establish the data center in an industrial area
in Kiev is estimated at up to $25 million. Other investors include KM Core,
a Ukrainian technology investment company and a major shareholder of De
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development
institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. We create
opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. We do
so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply
essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering
advisory services to ensure sustainable development. In a time of global
economic uncertainty, our new investments climbed to a record $18 billion
in fiscal 2010. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
For more information about IFC’s partners, visit:
De Novo, www.de-novo.biz.
KM Core, www.kmcore.com.