This year marks Selectel’s 10-year anniversary! We’re so excited that we’ll be celebrating all year. Let’s kick it off by looking back to what life was like when the company was first founded. Below are some of the biggest events we can remember happening about ten years ago (warning: reading the following list might make you feel old). Read more
The 11th annual HighLoad++ conference was held from November 7-8 at the Skolkovo Innovation Center. This year, the conference saw 2 700 people in attendance—200 more than last year! Today we’ll be reporting on the highlights and presentations that our team from Selectel saw. Read more
The second annual SelectelTechDay took place on September 21 in the Selectel conference hall. Over 200 people (twice as many as last year!) came out to learn about the latest technological and developmental trends on the IT market. Today we’ll be taking a quick look back at what went on in our data center: the latest hardware, impressive presentations, surprise gifts, and data center tours, which even invoked a sense of nostalgia in some of our guests. Read more
On May 18th, we opened the doors of our Tsvetochnaya 2 data center for Selectel Career Day. Students were invited to see what exactly it means to work in a modern IT company and learn about the kinds of opportunities Selectel has to offer.
On April 26th, Selectel held its first SelectelTechDay, a meetup for discussing current trends in international manufacturing and new technologies, in its St. Petersburg office. Individuals with a particular interest in these topics—IT directors, product managers, and technical specialists—were invited to take part in our conference hall.
We sometimes meet with clients to find out what they’re working on, what problems they encounter, and what role Selectel plays in all of it. Once such company from St. Petersburg is called Datagrav, and we recently discussed these topics with their CEO, Sergey Kochuguyev.
This past December 17th in St. Petersburg, Selectel held the first ever selectel.meetup—a conference dedicated to high-load systems. Developers came together in the new conference hall at Selectel’s Tsvetochnaya 2 data center to share their experiences. The event was sponsored by ITSumma, which provides technical support for websites and remote server administration.
On September 1, 2015, a law came into effect regarding how the personal data of Russian citizens is stored. Although over a year has passed, the law is again making headlines as the social network LinkedIn was recently blocked for failing to comply with new legal requirements. Today, we’d like to clear up some of the confusion surrounding this legislation and what exactly is stipulated by it.