GlobeNet Building Second Data Center In Fortaleza, Brazil
Company says it plans to triple footprint in area with new facility
By Dan Swinhoe, Data Center Dynamics
September 8, 2021
GlobeNet is to build a new data center in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The new facility is due to come online in Q3 2022 and will triple the number of racks and power currently available in GlobeNet’s existing data center in Fortaleza, which opened in 2018. Facility specifications weren’t shared.
“As the third-largest interconnection point in South America, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza is the gateway for 50 million people in the Northeast of Brazil,” summarizes Eduardo Falzoni, GlobeNet’s CEO.
Owned by BTG Pactual Infrastructure Fund II, GlobeNet is a wholesale telecom operator that owns a number of submarine cables in Latin America as well as Cable Landing Stations in Brazil, Colombia, and the US in New Jersey and Florida.
The company said the new facility will serve both local and international operators as well as over-the-top companies (OTTs), regional providers, and content distribution networks (CDNs).
“This new data center will contribute to expanding Brazil’s digital economy and is a testament to our commitment to providing advanced connectivity and data center solutions for people and businesses in the region,” added Fabio Laguado, CCO of Globenet.
Earlier this year BTG acquired a 57.9 percent equity interest held by Oi SA in its the company’s fiber-optic infrastructure assets unit, now known as V.tal, and planned to merge the company with GlobeNet.