By Narayan Ammachchi

Caribbean IXP has unveiled plans to build a data center hosting facility at the Tamana Industrial Park in Trinidad & Tobago.

Once built, the Tier III facility will closely resemble Verizon’s Network Exchange Point (NEP) data center in Miami, Florida, which serves as a backbone access to 160 global carriers. But unlike Verizon’s, this facility, with pools of computing sources, will cater only to data centers.

Access to low-cost energy and multiple submarine cable systems were the factors that persuaded IXP to choose the twin-island country. Trinidad & Tobago is also attractive because it sits away from the Caribbean’s hurricane path.

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