RJ2 meets growing demands for colocation from the financial
services, enterprise, networking and digital content sectors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & RIO de JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 26, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data
center company, today announced that ALOG
Data Centers of Brazil S.A., a Platform Equinix™ Company, has
opened a second International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
in Rio de Janeiro. Known as RJ2, the new Rio
de Janeiro data center will enable Equinix to meet strong customer
demand for data center services in this rapidly growing region.
Highlights / Key Facts
RJ2 currently has capacity for 320 cabinets and with an additional $36
million invested in the next two phases of construction, will grow to
1,170 cabinets. It is the first and only Tier III-certified data
center in the city, meeting Equinix’s international standards that
ensure the highest level of redundancy and connectivity. Equinix’s
Brazil data centers are home to the densest concentration of the
country’s largest network carriers, and currently over 800 companies
are colocated in Equinix’s facilities in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
According to a recent TeleGeography study, global traffic is being
decentralized but exploding on a regional basis, particularly along
the US/LatAm subsea route1. While bandwidth demand on the
trans-Atlantic route increased at a healthy rate of 36 percent
annually between 2007 and 2012, demand for bandwidth from the US to
Latin America grew 70 percent per year over the same period. Telcos
have kept up with increasing bandwidth demand by laying new cables and
upgrading existing systems, deploying more than 54Tbps of new capacity
between 2007 and 2013.
Several upcoming major international sporting events are driving
tremendous capacity needs to carry high bandwidth signals from Brazil
to the rest of the world. As such, network broadcasters, ISPs and
mobile operators are expected to make significant capacity investments
to build out their infrastructure to meet user demand in support of
these high-profile events in the local market.
In the last four years, Equinix has lined up all the major subsea
cable operators including Level 3 and Telefonica, and
telecommunications companies serving Brazil. Now these customers are
poised to deliver a seamless stream of global data traffic in and out
of the country.
In May, Equinix announced GlobeNet's expansion into its Miami
data center (MI3) which opened the fastest IP traffic route from
the United States to Brazil. MI3 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.
RJ2 was designed with sustainability in mind. The equipment installed
will use minimum natural resources and the building includes a
state-of-the-art rain water harvesting system. With these initiatives,
RJ2’s water consumption will be reduced by at least 70 percent and
power consumption by 10 percent.
a company specialized in IT design, provision, implementation,
management and optimization, has already colocated in RJ2.
Equinix holds the controlling interest and sits on the board of
directors of ALOG through an agreement brokered in 2011 to extend
Platform Equinix to South America. With its investment in ALOG,
Equinix offers colocation, interconnection and managed hosting
services from its three existing Brazil-based IBX data centers in São
Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
José Maurício Santos, technology services manager, Decatron:
decided to colocate our infrastructure in RJ2 to offer our clients a
heightened level of security and connectivity. With the rich ecosystem
of companies that Equinix attracts, we are confident that our tenancy
will prove fruitful to fostering our own new business connections and
help us better serve our customers.”
Carvalho, managing director, ALOG:
to fully capitalize on the upcoming world events in Brazil, companies
around the world must have local presence that encompasses top-notch
IT infrastrcuture. We’ve seen excellent traction in the financial
services sector and the networking and content industries amongst
multinational customers, and are well positioned to house and serve
all verticals with this new facility.”
Meyers, chief operating officer, Equinix:
continues to be of great strategic importance to Equinix and our
global customers looking to access the Latin American market to
capitalize on the abundance of growth opportunities it presents. The
RJ2 facility in Rio is the latest in our ever-expanding global
footprint of IBX data centers built to the highest of industry
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas,
EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
1 TeleGeography, “International Bandwidth Demand is
Decentralizing”, April 17, 2013
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
Rose, +1 650-598-6590
for Equinix, Inc.
Caroline Kawashima, +1 415-318-4367
Comunicação for ALOG
Adriana Leme, +11 2244-5934
Nercessian, +11 2244-5992
Gonçalves, +11 2244-5983