Florida-based telecom infrastructure provider Globenet opened a “Tier III” data center in Barranquilla last month. The firm, a subsidiary of BTG Pactual Infrastructure Fund, already has a cable landing station in the Caribbean port city, and this new location is aimed at providing an alternative and redundancy to other data centers in Colombia’s larger cities.
The data center, which has 200 square meters of white space, connects conveniently to the company’s undersea cables in the Caribbean, offering access to markets throughout the area as well as the United States and Brazil. The company has announced that it will open a similar data center in Rio de Janeiro.
According to a statement from Globenet, the center offers all of the following services from this location: IP transit, direct internet access, GNIIX, cloud connect, managed colocation and hosting, and network Virtualization, among others.
“This is a hallmark time for Globenet and for the advancement of secure and reliable network interconnection throughout Latin America,” said Eduardo Falzoni, CEO at Globenet.