Selectel Ltd. ( Russian : Сеть дата-центров ООО “Селектел” ) is a Russian Internet hosting provider . It was founded in 2008, and it currently owns and operates six data centersin Moscow , St. Petersburg , and the Leningrad region. According To a 2014 study Conducted By iKS-Consulting, Selectel Was the Largest 5th data center operator in Russia in terms of the number of trading server racks . [1]


The company was founded in 2008 by Vyacheslav Mirilashvil and Lev Binzumovich Leviev , to form investors of the Russian social network VKontakte . [2] In order to meet the needs of VKontakte, they registered Selectel and opened the first data center in St. Petersburg, Russia. [3] Between 2008 and 2012, Selectel opened 5 new data centers:

  • Tsvetochnaya 1 in St. Petersburg
  • Berzarina in Moscow
  • Dubrovka 1, 2, 3 in the town of Nevskaya Dubrovka, outside of St. Petersburg. [4]

Selectel’s sixth and latest Tier III data center, Tsvetochnaya 2, was launched in December 2015 in St. Petersburg, right next to Tsvetochnaya 1. [5]

In November 2015, RIPE NCC included Select on their list of K-root node hosts. [6]

On October 10, 2017, Selectel announced a non-financial partnership with Russian-Singapore SONM joint venture by sharing the use of blockchain technology. The first cloud products will be launched in 2018. The first cloud products will be listed on the NAS site. [7]


Selectel presents a variety of brands and services including dedicated virtual and virtual server leasing, colocation services, cloud services, and fiber-optic leasing. In 2015, Selectel released two major developments in their line of cloud-based hosting solutions: the Virtual Private Cloud and the vScale brand of cloud servers. [8] [9]


  1. Jump up^ “Top 10 Commercial Data Centers by Number of Commercial Racks, 2014″(in Russian). iKS Consulting, December 22, 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  2. Jump up^ “Vkontakte Cofounders Technopark Building in St. Petersburg”. East-West Digital News, June 13, 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  3. Jump up^ Daria Trenina,”Selectel Shaping the Data Center Market”(in Russian). IP-News, April 13, 2009. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  4. Jump up^ Arina Bukovskaya,”Five Megawatts in Dubrovka, Selectel Launches New Data Center in Leningrad Region”(in Russian). SPB-IT-RU, July 11, 2011. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  5. Jump up^ “Selectel Opens 1,000 Rack-Capacity Data Center”(in Russian). COMNEWS, December 18, 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  6. Jump up^ Romeo Zwart,”Update on K-root Expansion”. RIPE NCC, November 12, 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  7. Jump up^ “Selectel, SONM to launch infrastructure infrastructure for blockchain”. . Retrieved 2017-10-10 .
  8. Jump up^ “On the steps of Amazon: Russian data center Select launches” Virtual Private Cloud “storage service”. East-West Digital News, May 21, 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  9. Jump up^ “Selectel unveils new cloud hosting brand: Vscale”. GawkWire, August 28, 2018. Retrieved 2016-02-18.