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July 27, 2012

Equinix Adds New Data Centers in Brazil



By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor



Equinix (News - Alert) Internet Business Exchange (IBX) data center provides operational expertise, standards compliance and physical security to protect the valuable information. With a proven, industry-leading 99.999 percent uptime record, all Equinix IBX data centers are provided with full UPS power, back-up systems, and N+1 (or greater) redundancy.

Recently, the company announced that ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A., a Platform Equinix Company, is looking to build a new International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Rio de Janeiro.

The first phase is said to cost $20 million in expansion capital and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2013. Once all future phases are completed, it will have space for 320 cabinets with a total capacity of 1,170 cabinets. The company has also stated that ALOG will begin construction on phase two of its SP2 data center in São Paulo, which is expected to be available in early 2013. SP2 phase two will have space for an additional 350 cabinets, the company stated in a press release.

“As the seventh largest economy in the world, Brazil is experiencing continued economic and infrastructure expansion, making it an attractive country for multi-national investment,” said Charles Meyers, president of the Americas for Equinix. “With the expansions in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, we are in a strong position to support increasing demand for Platform Equinix from key global customers looking to expand in the region.”

Recently, the company announced that it will be offering connectivity choices to the BATS Global Markets’ secondary data center facility in Chicago. BATS Global Markets is an operator of securities markets in the U.S. and Europe and the BATS BZX Exchange, BYX Exchange and BATS Options trading platforms are facilitated in a data center in Weehawken, NJ. The BZX Exchange, BYX Exchange and BATS Options secondary data center is in Chicago, IL.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
 
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