Global interconnection and colocation data center company, Equinix, has announced the opening of its latest International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in São Paulo, Brazil, known as SP3.
Equinix SP3 has over 215,000 square feet of gross data center space, of which more than 90,000 square feet will be colocation space when fully built out. Approximately 13.3 megawatts of power is available for customers, and the data center has a high-voltage substation and redundant lines to ensure greater reliability and stability than traditional medium-voltage lines.
The new $69 million data center facility, located in Santana de Parnaíba, would support the strong demand for interconnection and colocation services offered by Platform Equinix in Brazil.
By implementing one of the most efficient energy technologies available in the market today, SP3 is designed with a PUE below 1.35 once fully operational. Additionally, Equinix SP3 will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System Silver certified and has received the Tier III Design and Facilities certifications.
The first phase of Equinix SP3 provides a total capacity of 725 colocation cabinets. Upon completion of the multi-phase build out, the data center will provide a total colocation capacity of 2,775 cabinets, doubling Equinix’s available colocation space in Brazil.
With the addition of SP3, Equinix now operates five data centers in Brazil, including three in São Paulo and two in Rio De Janeiro. Equinix expects to add one additional IBX in São Paulo upon closing of the agreement with Verizon, announced in December 2016, to acquire 29 data centers across 15 metro areas in North and South America.
“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,” said Karl Strohmeyer, president of Americas, Equinix. ”This way they can better interconnect people, locations, clouds and data at the edge of corporate networks.”
The new SP3 colocation facility has already welcomed more than 30 customers, including Infobip, an international IT and telecommunications company that delivers a suite of messaging products to businesses. With its expansion to Brazil Infobip is able to connect customers across the globe and store data locally for Brazilian and Latin American customers. In addition, SP3 will serve as a backup facility for Infobip’s other data centers.