Highlights / Key Facts
Equinixinvested $24Mto open the RJ2 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in September 2013, and will invest an additional $17Min this new phase, increasing capacity by 310 cabinets for a total of 630 cabinets. Located in the northern area of Rio de Janeiro, RJ2 is home to the densest concentration of the country's largest network carriers and currently more than 1,500 companies are colocated in Equinix'sfacilities in Sao Pauloand Rio de Janiero.
- Companies are also choosing Platform Equinix™ to support their connectivity and interconnection needs across the region. XP Investimentos,
Brazil'slargest retail brokerage, colocated its IT infrastructure in Equinixdata centers in Rio, Sao Pauloand Tambore. Decatron, a specialist in projects, supply, implementation, IT management and optimization, has been a customer since it outsourced its IT infrastructure in 2013 when RJ2 initially opened. Equinixprovides the fastest IP traffic route from the United Statesto Brazilfrom its Miamidata center, MI3, which serves as a major communications gateway to the commercial centers of Latin America. This offers a number of benefits to customers, including direct connectivity to the leading Latin American network operators for reduced latency, and close proximity for serving Latin American markets while maintaining infrastructure within the U.S. Additonally, Equinixhas established relationships with all major subsea cable operators including Level 3, Telefonica, and Seaborn Networks, as well as telecommunications companies serving Brazil, to deliver a seamless stream of global data traffic in and out of the country.
- RJ2 was built to leverage sustainable and green data center initiatives. Water and power consumption and carbon emissions were priority issues for the development of the project. Installed equipment uses fewer natural resources and the building has a rainwater harvesting system which has saved at least 70 percent in water consumption and 10 percent in power since doors initially opened.
- This new phased build out of RJ2 is one of many expansions in
Equinix'sgrowing global platform of more than 100 data centers. Earlier this month Equinixannounced that it is boosting interconnection capacity by opening new data centers in five major markets including London, Melbourne, New York, Singaporeand Toronto.
Edson Alves, business coordinator, Decatron: "In addition to complementing our business, Equinixfollows a series of global quality standards, which makes us much safer. The company also has a rich ecosystem of partners that allows us to offer Decatron services to other companies within the Equinixdata center environment." Robert Lee, partner, XP Investimentos: "In this industry it is common to hear that 'liquidity generates liquidity' and Equinixhelps companies achieve greater value by connecting them with other companies within a business ecosystem. This colocation environment drives valuable interconnections and growth while significantly lowering costs and improving application performance." Eduardo Carvalho, managing director, Equinix Brazil: "International demand is increasing since Equinixfully acquired Alog last year. Many companies that are already customers in other regions are looking to move into the Brazilmarket utilizing our global platform – Platform Equinix. As a result, we are accelerating local investments in order to meet this international and regional demand. We already have 72 customers installed in the 320 cabinets of the first phase. The expansion will nearly double capacity – and we expect to keep up with this accelerated pace."
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Forward Looking Statements
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