Political tension caused Russia to suffer strong bans and sanctions from many Western countries, even many companies withdrew from the Russian market. After Western cloud service providers withdrew from the Russian market, the country is facing a serious information technology data storage crisis.
According to the disclosure, Russia has only 2 months left before it runs out of data storage space.
However, the Russian government is currently looking for ways to solve this problem. The government has the option to seize all available archived data of companies withdrawing from the country. Russia can also rent out all the data storage available in the country.
According to Kommersant, Russia has about two months left before it runs out of storage space. After Western cloud services cut ties with Russia, domestic businesses had to turn to Russian cloud storage services. The storage capacity of the Russian mobile carrier MegaFon has increased 5 times. Moreover, MTS increases 10 times while VK has to find 20% more storage resources.
Currently, there are not enough data centers to accommodate operators in Russia. This is why the government is urgently looking for a practical solution to this problem. Furthermore, as “smart city” projects are underway, additional storage space is also required. These projects involve video surveillance and facial recognition systems.
1. Russian telecom operators no longer have to increase their storage allocation by 15% annually. This additional requirement used to be for counter-terrorism surveillance purposes. The Yarovaya law governing this annual increase was revised last week.
2. ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will have to give up multimedia streaming services. In addition, other “non-critical” online stores that use up storage space will be shut down.
3. The Russian government may have to purchase all available storage from processing centers. This means that the government will strictly control data storage and there will be no room for entertainment data.
4. The Russian government may take over the archives left by foreign companies leaving Russia.
5. Russia may turn to China. However, China has yet to confirm whether it will help Russia. Thus, this option is still left open.
However, Chinese companies like Huawei, which are already facing US bans, may use this opportunity to take market share left behind by Western companies.
Refer to Gizchina
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