Telecommunications and edge data center services provider GlobeNet announced the buildout of a new edge data center in Barranquilla, Colombia to expand its current infrastructure and address increased demand for colocation and connectivity services.
The announcement of this new data center in Colombia comes two weeks after GlobeNet announced the construction of another data center in Fortaleza, Brazil, expected to be ready by Q3 2022. GlobeNet projects a total of five data center locations in Latin America by the end of 2022, as it seeks to strengthen its positioning in the edge data center market while maintaining its focus on the wholesale business.
GlobeNet says its new data center integrates with its ecosystem of content providers, service providers and IXs, as well as the company’s submarine network and redundant terrestrial backhauls.
“We decided to build our second edge data center in Barranquilla because it is a strategic interconnection point in South America for local and international Carriers, ISPs, OTTs and CDNs. In fact, Globenet’s own network provides direct, low-latency submarine routes to Brazil and the United States from Barranquilla, as well as a direct route to Bogota through our redundant terrestrial backhaul,” said Eduardo Falzoni, CEO of GlobeNet.
“After a successful experience with our first data center in Barranquilla, this new edge data center will enable growth at a larger scale for Colombia’s digital economy, reinforcing our commitment to provide the most advanced connectivity and data center solutions for people and businesses in the region,” commented Fabio Laguado, CCO of Globenet.
GlobeNet expects its new Barranquilla data center to be operational during the third quarter of next year and will quadruple the number of racks and power currently available in GlobeNet’s existing data center in Barranquilla, enabling a neutral environment for local and international Carriers, OTTs, ISPs and CDNs.