Level 3 opens data center in Cali, Colombia

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) says it opened a data center facility in Cali, Colombia on December 28, 2015. The new facility brings to 17 the number of data centers Level 3 operates in Latin America.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) says it opened a data center facility in Cali, Colombia on December 28, 2015. The new facility brings to 17 the number of data centers Level 3 operates in Latin America.

The new data center meets Level 3's Premier Elite standards, offering redundant high-density power and cooling systems, multi-tier security, and direct connections to Level 3's network, which serves approximately 500 markets in 60 countries. (Level 3 also operates Premier Select and Premier facilities with fewer capabilities.) The operator placed the facility near Colombia's Pacific coast, where Level 3 activated a submarine cable landing station in 2015 (see "Level 3 announces submarine cable investment to Colombia").

"We decided to add this data center in Cali because it is the main urban and economic engine for Southwest Colombia," explained Felipe Gómez Jaramillo, data center and security director for Level 3 Colombia. "Level 3's fiber-optic cable runs undersea for 300 km to the seaport city of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast and then 154 km over land to the city of Cali, making Valle del Cauca an important city for a data center."

Among other services, the data center will offer customers in Valle del Cauca access to Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions, with private network access to public cloud services.

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