How to get started with Yandex.Cloud

Build your digital services and applications with the enterprise-grade cloud platform made by Yandex.

5 reasons to choose Yandex.Cloud as your business partner in Russia

  1. Compliance with Russian PII Law and International standards
    Our services are 100% compliant with Russian Federal Law No. 152 “On Personal Data” and meet GDPR, ISO, and PCI DSS standards.
  2. Compatibility with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and more
    40+ services offering compatibility with leading cloud providers: Amazon S3 API, CLI, SDK interfaces or using Terraform, Packer, or Jenkins.
  3. Reliability tested on millions of workloads
    Three data centers provide maximum fault tolerance and have been tested on over 60 million users of the Yandex ecosystem – the #1 IT company in Russia.
  4. Managed Databases and Kubernetes services
    Use popular cloud-based managed databases and save on maintenance: PostgreSQL, MySQL®, MongoDB, RedisTM, ClickHouse, and Apache Kafka®. Yandex.Cloud also provides a service for managing Kubernetes® clusters.
  5. Tools for fast migration ensuring continuous business processes and no data loss
    Use Hystax Acura for migrating your IT infrastructure and Yandex Data Transfer for quickly migrating databases to managed Yandex.Cloud services.

How to register an account in Yandex.Cloud

  1. Open the Yandex.Cloud Management console
  2. Log in to your Yandex or Yandex.Connect account
    If you don't have an account, sign up.

    A. Your phone number must be linked to this account. For detailed instructions, see Help for Yandex.Passport and Yandex.Connect .

    B. If you log in to Yandex using a social network, create a username and password .

  3. In the management console, go to Billing
  4. On the Account list page, click Create an account.
    Fill in your information:
    A. Select the payer's country

    B. Enter a name for the billing account. This name will be displayed in your list of billing accounts.

  5. In the Payers section, you can view a list of available payers or add a new one.

    To add a payer:

    A. Select the payer type: Business or entrepreneur.

    • Note: If the payer is a non-resident of Russia, only one payer type is available: Business (non-resident of Russia).

    B. Select a payment method: Bank card or Bank transfer.

    1. Enter the legal information of your organization.

    2. If you select the Bank card payment method, link your corporate bank card:

    • Click Add card, Enter the bank card details (We accept Visa, MasterCard, and MIR bank cards) and click Link.
    • Note: To make sure your bank card is valid, a small amount will be held in your account. This amount will not be debited and will become available once verification is complete and the funds are released. The amount of time before held funds are released depends on how and when your bank handles transactions.
  6. Click Activate
    You receive an email with further instructions at the email address specified in your Yandex or Yandex.Connect account. In this case, it may take up to three business days to activate your billing account.
Still have questions? Contact us – we'll be in touch shortly to help you.


Is Yandex.Cloud available everywhere?
We are currently only available in these countries. If your country isn't listed, please contact us and we'll work on a solution to help.
Do you have a free trial period?
Yes, if you are new to Yandex.Cloud, we will issue you a $50 grant for 60 days. However, if you need more for migration we can give you up to $12,000 – just contact us!
Are there any quotas or limits during the trial period?
You can read about our limitations here. If this is not enough, contact us. Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.
When is technical support available and how long do I have to wait for a response?
We have different technical support service plans that you can activate during your trial. Learn more about technical support here.
My account was suspended. What should I do?
Contact us here and a manager will get in touch with you shortly.
What is the Federal Russian law №152 "On Personal Data" (PII) about?
A key requirement of the law on personal data is that all personal data of Russian citizens must be physically hosted in Russia. Cross-border data transfers are permitted, but a number of other requirements must be met, including obtaining the consent of the personal data subject. For example, let's say we want to process a Russian citizen's personal data using a globally distributed information system. To satisfy all the legal requirements, we would first have to collect and edit their personal data on a database hosted in Russia. Then, if necessary, we could pass this data to the parts of the system located outside of Russia, but only if we comply with the other conditions. The law and its associated regulations also impose requirements on how data is processed and the technical protection of the information system, including the part located in Russia.
Do I have to move my entire system to Russia?
No. As we stated above, the only parts of the system that need to be in Russia are those that are responsible for collecting, editing, and deleting the personal data of Russian citizens. That being said, placing the entire system in Russia does make it easier to provide protection that is fully compliant with the law. However, if you wish to leave the main components of your system where they currently are, our integrator partners are ready to help: organize the components responsible for processing the personal data of Russian citizens, get them set up them in Yandex.Cloud in Russia, and integrate them with your current system. All with minimal effort on your part.
How does the cloud platform help meet security requirements?
The Yandex.Cloud infrastructure already meets the security requirements. This makes it easier for you to bring any system in Yandex.Cloud that processes the personal data of Russian citizens into compliance. All you have to do is ensure the application side is complaint, build a number of processes, and create the relevant documentation. You can assign these tasks to a cloud provider as part of a separate project.

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