GlobeNet inaugurates Tier III Colombian data centre
22 November 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe
GlobeNet has finalised the construction of its new data centre facility in Barranquilla, Colombia, which is now open for business.
The 200 sq m Tier III facility is adjacent to the GlobeNet cable station in Barranquilla and has been designed and built to meet growing demand for wholesale telco, high-speed data and IT services in the Latin American market.
The facility, which supports a complete portfolio of IaaS services, IP transit and domestic and international connectivity solutions, has international access to the US, Brazil, Bermuda and Venezuela via the wholesale provider of telecom infrastructure in the Americas’ network.
"This is a hallmark time for GlobeNet and for the advancement of secure and reliable network interconnection throughout Latin America," said Eduardo Falzoni, CEO at GlobeNet.
"Our highly secured Barranquilla facility will maintain GlobeNet's legacy of neutral interconnections for international and local operators as well as enable access to international destinations via its subsea cable system. We offer a dynamic and flexible way to expand a network or access international content -- with low latency routes available to major interconnection points. It's been a great year for us and we're thrilled to commemorate the year by opening the doors to our new facility."
The data centre, which was unveiled in plans in March, will provide integrators and operators with a safe and reliable alternative environment to Bogotá, meeting the highest requirements to support mission-critical IT services.
Overall internet penetration in Latin America is expected to jump 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.