GlobeNet has announced the buildout of a new edge data centre in Barranquilla to expand its current infrastructure and address increased demand for colocation and connectivity services.
The announcement of this new data centre in Colombia comes two weeks after GlobeNet announced the construction of another new Edge Data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil, this facility is expected to be ready by Q3 2022. With a projected total of five edge data centre locations in Latin America by the end of 2022, the company is continuing to strengthen its position in the edge data centre market while maintaining its principle of neutrality and focus on the wholesale business.
This new state-of-the-art facility, integrated with the company’s ecosystem of content providers, service providers and IXs, as well as their low latency submarine network and redundant terrestrial backhauls, will contribute to bring customers closer to the content with optimal performance.
“We decided to build our second edge data centre in Barranquilla because it is a strategic interconnection point in South America for local and international Carriers, ISPs, OTTs and CDNs,” Eduardo Falzoni, CEO of GlobeNet, said. “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.”
This new data centre is expected to be operational on Q3 2022 and will quadruple the number of racks and power currently available in the company’s existing data centre in Barranquilla, enabling customised and flexible solutions in a neutral environment for local and international carriers, OTTs, ISPs and CDNs.