GlobeNet, a wholesale data network services provider in Latin America and North America, says it has completed construction of its new data center facility in Barranquilla, Colombia, to offer integrators and operators a safe, reliable alternative location to Bogotá. Designed and constructed to address increasing wholesale telco, high-speed data, and IT services demand in the Latin American market, the Tier III facility will meet high standards to support crucial IT services, GlobeNet says.
Adjacent to the GlobeNet cable station in Barranquilla, the data center will support a portfolio of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) services, including IP transit, direct internet access, GNIIX, cloud connect, managed colocation and hosting, and network virtualization. The 200 square meter data center will also feature:
· International access to the U.S., Brazil, Bermuda, and Venezuela through GlobeNet's network
· Hosting to major Colombian service providers and ISPs
· Fully redundant DC (-48V) and battery back-up AC (110-120V) power
· Redundant and hybrid cooling
· Full and 1/3 rack customized cages that are secured and managed
· Fire protection and suppression systems
· Remote hand services
· Year-round, on-site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
· Video surveillance, key cards, and biometric access
· Constant network and systems monitoring.
In 2016 GlobeNet expanded its reach in Brazil, a country that recorded 139 million internet users that year, to improve GlobeNet's IP and IaaS offerings there (see "GlobeNet connects internet exchange points in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro").
Colombia recorded 28.5 million internet users in 2016, placing both it and Brazil among the top three Latin American countries for total internet users, according to Internet World Stats. Latin American internet accessibility is also expectedto jump to 60.9% in 2019.
"This is a hallmark time for GlobeNet and for the advancement of secure and reliable network interconnection throughout Latin America," said Eduardo Falzoni, GlobeNet's CEO. "Our highly secured Barranquilla facility will maintain GlobeNet's legacy of neutral interconnections for international and local operators as well as enable access to international destinations via its subsea cable system. We offer a dynamic and flexible way to expand a network or access international content – with low latency routes available to major interconnection points. It's been a great year for us and we're thrilled to commemorate the year by opening the doors to our new facility."
GlobeNet's data center expansion in these markets will position it for further growth, the company says.
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