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.