Ascenty connects Latam data centres to Seaborn network

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Data center and connectivity service provider Ascenty is using Seaborn’s international fiber network to connect its São Paulo and Vinhedo data centers in Brazil to the US.

Ascenty is now linked to Seabras-1, connecting more than 350 customers in its data centers that serve content providers, e-commerce and public cloud processing companies, and corporations in the financial sectors.

“Our customers at São Paulo and Vinhedo data centre campuses require low-latency, high-capacity interconnection between their data centre operations and North America,” said Marcos Siqueira, VP of operations at Ascenty.

“Seaborn is delivering our connectivity ecosystem. We are excited because we know that Seaborn offers us an IP transport network, and seamless and robust access to internet exchanges that are strategic for our customers who rely on international traffic.”

Announced in 2012, Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine cable was the first direct fiber optic cable system between Brazil and the US. Backed financially by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), it came into service in 2017. It is the only direct POP to POP system between São Paulo and New York metro, offering the most direct, low latency route between the B3 exchange in São Paulo and the trading exchanges of New Jersey.

“We recognise the critical need for enterprise services to have high capacity, resilient and low-latency connectivity. Our network was built with this in mind, providing high availability capacity to customers with ever-changing bandwidth needs,” said Michel Marcelino (pictured), SVP and head of Latin America for Seaborn.

“Expanding our services to Ascenty’s Data Center campuses provides its customers access to our industry-leading IP network, offering consistent local and global connectivity via our subsea cable,” Marcelino continued. 

Taking place this week, Capacity Latam covers subsea and data centres with sessions on data centre growth in the region (28 April, 10am GMT) and subsea connectivity (29 April, 10am GMT).