Datacenter developer HostDime broke ground last week on a built-to-suit data center facility in the Bogotá, suburb of Tocancipá. HostDime is developing and will own the facility in Colombia, where HostDime has had a presence since 2008.
The new 65,000 square foot building will house HostDime Colombia’s data center operations team, network engineers, build team, system administrators, and system engineers; and will be staffed 24 hours a day.
The facility is expected to be completed in December of 2020 and commissioned for production in early 2021.
“Our vision to be a leader in the global data center industry continues to drive us to build these mission-critical facilities in unique, global edge locations. The world is noticing that being on the edge of global locations is the next frontier. HostDime has been making these global investments for over a decade to best service our clients,” said the CEO & Founder of HostDime Global, Manny Vivar.
HostDime claims the new facility will be one of several Tier IV data center facilities in Colombia. The 5-story facility will have 50,000 square feet of usable IT data center space. White space will include full private suites, colocation cage space, private locking colocation racks, and a floor for cloud-based products. The data center can house up to 80,000 physical servers and hardware appliances.
Client amenities include a client reception area, a colocation lounge for staging servers in a quiet atmosphere, and private dedicated warehouse storage space for equipment storage needs. Staff amenities include a full-size kitchen and refreshment station, a staff lounge, and a wellness center.
The final expected price tag for the facility is $20M to $23M USD with 70% of that being construction costs. The power infrastructure features dual distribution paths to all racks, allowing up to 10 KW per rack on demand. For complete redundancy, five 1.2MW generators will operate in production with one of the generators being on standby. Hot and cold aisle containment will be pre-installed on all data halls with racks to efficiently deliver the necessary cooling.
The new facility will feature A/B duality “meet me” and network rooms to ensure no points of failure, says the company. These rooms will also be the entry way to an array of fiber providers. Current commitments have been made by CenturyLink, Globenet, BT, and Internexa to pull nearby fiber into the facility.
Rendering courtesy of HostDime