04 July 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Flexenclosure is expanding its Latin American footprint with the launch of two new eCentre data centres in Nicaragua and Honduras.
The news follows recent eCentre deployments by
Flexenclosure, a provider of pre-fabricated data centres, in
Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador. The most recent Ecuadorian deployment was for
CenturyLink announced only last month. The 300KW data
centre, located in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, will be used
by CenturyLink to offer colocation hosting, cloud computing,
security, collaboration, communication and managed services to
both national and international clients.
The first of the two new orders will be built in
Nicaragua’s capital Managua with construction
already started at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing
facility in Sweden. Final deployment of the new eCentre is
expected to happen in Nicaragua by Q3 of this year.
As for the second data centre, this will be located in the
Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa which is due to be fully
commissioned by the end of Q1 2019.
"In the last two years, we have gone from having no presence
at all in Latin America to building data centres in seven
countries across the continent," said David King, CEO,
Flexenclosure. "We are fully committed to the region and our
eCentre facilities have proven to be the ideal solution for the
Both new facilities will be Uptime Institute Tier III
certified, what Flexenclosure is calling a first of its kind in
both countries. In addition both sites will have the ability to
be easily scaled according to needs and with both locations
being known for their increased risk of earthquakes, they have
been custom designed and robustly reinforced to withstand
eCentre designs its facilities so that they are fast to
deploy, energy efficient, fully future proofed and certified up
to Tier IV level. To date the company has deployed its eCentres
in 24 markets.
In April, Flexenclosure expanded its presence in Southeast Asia by
launching a new eCentre data centre in partnership with Globe
Telecom. In 2017 the company secured a €10 million
loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help
in its research and development activities whilst also helping
to drive its growth strategy. Also the company was chosen in 2016 by IHS Towers
to build 1,000 energy efficient hybrid power systems to power
IHS’s Nigerian mobile telecom towers.
Honduras. David King,