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CenturyLink gets new Santiago data centre in Chile

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Work on CenturyLink’s new Santiago data centre in Chile has been completed, according to infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure.

CenturyLink said it will use the facility to expand its data and cloud services portfolio for existing and new business customers, governments and carriers.

“We are committed to deploying the highest quality infrastructure and providing the most innovative solutions and services to our customers,” said Gabriel del Campo, vice president of data centre, security and cloud at CenturyLink Latin America.

Built to Flexenclosure’s eCentre design, the data centre provides a significant capacity expansion for CenturyLink’s existing unit data centre in Santiago. It will be directly linked to CenturyLink’s local, regional and global data centre network and will be used to offer colocation, hosting, cloud computing, security, collaboration, communication and managed services to its national and international corporate clients.

Del Campo said: “Building our new data centre with prefabricated modules allowed for a more efficient construction, faster implementation time and significantly improved operational efficiency.”

The first phase of the project consists of a single-storey 300kW data centre. The earthquake-resistant facility is capable of vertical expansion up to two floors, providing additional white space for more than 100 racks on each floor, thus optimising the site footprint for maximum use.

Flexenclosure CEO David King said: “This new data centre in Santiago is just one of a fast-growing list of Flexenclosure deployments in Latin America.”

It was prefabricated, pre-integrated and fully tested at Flexenclosure’s factory in Sweden, before being shipped to Chile for final construction and commissioning on site – maximising capital efficiency and reducing deployment time and overall project risk.

King said: “eCentre is the solution of choice for data centres requiring almost unlimited configuration flexibility without compromising on future expansion options, so they can quickly and easily grow in line with business needs.”