Equinix to Open Its Largest Data Center in Brazil; Expands Footprint in Hong Kong

Equinix to Open Its Largest Data Center in Brazil; Expands Footprint in Hong Kong Image Credit: Equinix

Equinix this week announced the opening of its latest International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in São Paulo, known as SP3.

The new $69 million USD facility, located in Santana de Parnaíba, supports the strong demand for interconnection and colocation services offered by Platform Equinix in Brazil. With the addition of SP3, Equinix currently operates five IBX data centers in Brazil.

The first phase of SP3 provides a total capacity of 725 cabinets. Upon completion of the multi-phase build out, the facility will provide a total capacity of 2,775 cabinets, doubling Equinix's available space in Brazil, and making SP3 the largest multi-tenant data center in Latin America. With the addition of SP3, Equinix now operates five data centers in Brazil, including three in São Paulo and two in Rio De Janeiro. 

At the same time, the company is also expanding its Hong Kong footprint by adding over 1,400 new cabinets to accommodate local interconnection needs and increasing numbers of inbound cloud service providers (CSPs).  The new capacity brings the company’s investment in the data center hub to over US$250 million in Hong Kong.

Jeff Paschke, Research Director, 451 Research, Equinix
SP3 is the largest multi-tenant datacenter we are aware of in Brazil and Latin America.  With the underserved nature of the datacenter market in Brazil we believe that Equinix can encounter success with the new facility. 

Karl Strohmeyer, President of Americas, Equinix 
Our continued growth in Brazil highlights strong demand for hybrid cloud and greater interconnection as enterprises are looking to move to a globally distributed architecture so they can better interconnect people, locations, clouds and data at the edge of corporate networks.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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