Bulletproof glass and other extreme security measures at data centers are familiar to us, but we don’t recall seeing this before. The new purpose-built Tier IV data center facility from HostDime will feature a helicopter pad on the rooftop so that clients may be transported there in case of an emergency from the highly congested Guadalajara, Mexico metro region.
Certified by the Uptime Institute, it will only be the second Tier IV colocation data center in Mexico. The best certification a data center can get is Tier IV. Due to their highly redundant power architecture, Tier IV data centers – often referred to as ‘the four 9s’ – would have 99.99% availability while frequently achieving 100% uptime. The new data center will also adhere to ICREA V requirements, making it eligible for ICREA V certification (International Computer Room Experts Association).
“Guadalajara has innovative technology roots and being the second largest metropolitan city in Mexico, we know this new data center facility will properly serve the surrounding market,” said Eduardo Basulto Jiménez, CEO at HostDime México. “This data center will be constructed based on Tier IV and ICREA V standards. In addition, it will comply with all PCI data security standards, including PCI ISO 27001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certifications, thus guaranteeing best processes and practices.”
100,000 Sq. Ft.
The new data center facility in Mexico will have a total square footage of 100,000 and a 3MW essential IT load capability. Three levels of data center space will be available at the site. This space will contain data halls for private data center suites, colocation cages, private lockable colocation racks, various MMR carrier rooms for interconnection, and a dedicated data hall for hybrid cloud workload use cases.
On the front portion of the data center, this new facility’s architecture also includes extra vertical office levels. These office floors will meet the demand HostDime Mexico is getting from potential customers who wish to rent offices in addition to becoming tenants in the data center. These office floors are not constructed normally since they will get the data center’s highly redundant electrical infrastructure. Consequently, this would allow for specific use cases by businesses looking for specialized technology office space who are also tenants of the data center.
Internet Exchange Guadalajara
The first peering exchange in Mexico, Guadalajara (GDL-IX), will be housed in the new HostDime facility and will connect to other notable peering exchanges in other cities in Mexico. HostDime has facilitated four unique manhole accesses into the building where all local carriers may enter the building to extend their fiber into the variety of Meet Me Rooms (MMRs) in order to promote the expansion of this new GDL peering exchange.
Local carriers including Marcatel, MetroCarrier, Axtel, TotalPlay, Alestra, Cogent, Bestel, Flo Networks (Transtelco), and Telmex are anticipated to use the facility. According to HostDime, more than 90% of Mexico’s population will be able to get content at the lowest latency thanks to the GDL peering exchange ecosystem, which will enable carriers and tenants to connect. In the next years, Hosting Dime anticipates this new data center to become one of the most connected buildings in Mexico and a key hub for transit and peering in Guadalajara.
A client welcome room, a colocation lounge where servers may be staged in a quiet, climate-controlled environment, and a private dedicated warehouse storage space are among the services offered to clients. There will be fiber linking every room. Additionally, the Guadalajara Metro area will include a distinctive mid-floor indoor/outdoor event space for holding technology-related conferences. And, as said, the planned installment of a helicopter pad on the rooftop. A very unique new data center we may say.