GlobeNet to launch data centre facilities in Colombia and Brazil

28 March 2017 | James Pearce


GlobeNet has unveiled plans to expand its data centre facilities in Barranquilla, Colombia, and Rio de Janeiro in order to meet growing demand for colocation services in the Latin American market.

Overall Internet penetration in Latin America is expected to jump from 56.1% in 2016 to 60.9% in 2019, according to Internet World Stats.

Brazil and Colombia registered among the top three Latin American countries for total Internet users in 2016, with the former recording 139 million users while Colombia had 28.5 million users.

GlobeNet said the expansion of its facility in Rio will be completed in June 2017, adding an additional 200 square meters of data centre white space to its footprint. It will include a fully redundant AC/DC power, with battery and generator backups and is connected to GlobeNet’s cable landing station in the Brazilian capital.

The new Tier III facility in Barranquilla will support GlobeNet’s full suite of IaaS services starting on July 2017. It includes 200 sqm of space holding 68 cabinets, with connections to GlobeNet’s landing station in Colombia that provides international access to the USA, Brazil and Venezuela.