Equinix’s new SP3 data center in São Paulo, an energy efficient facility brings additional data center capacity to support IT infrastructure requirements for local businesses and multi-nationals looking to expand into the Brazilian market. Today more than 800 companies collocate in Equinix’s Brazil data centers to connect to business partners and customers across their digital supply chains.
Equinix SP3 will have over 215,000 sq. ft. of which, more than 90,000 sq. ft. will be colocation space. Approximately 13.3 Megawatts of power will be available to customers and the data center will have a high-voltage substation and redundant lines to ensure greater reliability and stability than traditional medium-voltage lines.
Equinix Metro Connect will connect SP3 with another local Equinix data center, SP2, utilizing dark fiber between the sites which will provide direct access to more than 1,150 networks and more than 6,300 companies globally “at very low latencies.”
The new São Paulo data center will use “innovative” cooling technology which integrates air evaporative cooling solutions and indirect free cooling in order to reduce the use of electricity by the data center’s air conditioning units. SP3 will also leverage a solar energy capture system which will be used to serve the offices and common areas. By implementing the most efficient technology available in the market today, SP3 is expected to operate with a PUE below 1.35 once fully operational.
As the result of these energy efficiencies, SP3 is seeking a minimum of LEED Silver certification in compliance with the sustainability criteria set out by the U.S. Green Building Council and will also have the Tier III Design and Facilities certifications.
“We continue to see increasing market demand for interconnection and colocation in Brazil,” said Karl Strohmeyer, president of Equinix Americas. “The new SP3 facility will meet these needs while giving Brazil companies the opportunity to leverage the full scale of Platform Equinix into 40 key markets globally as business needs evolve.”