Equinix, a Nasdaq-listed digital infrastructure company, has dedicated $45 million to build its second data centre in Colombia.

The new international business exchange data centre, to be based in Bogotá, will be launched during the first half of 2023, Equinix announced on Wednesday.

The company's investment in BG2 comes five months after the financial technology services provider acquired data centres in Chile and Peru to deepen its presence in the Latin America region.

Equinix, which operates over 240 data centres in 71 markets, said it has invested over $2 billion in LatAm since its first entry into the region in 2011.

“With this new facility, Equinix is reinforcing its commitment to strengthening the digital economy across Latin America, with around 32,000 square feet (approximately 2,900 square meters) of colocation space—expected to be one of the largest data centers in Colombia,” Equinix explained.

The digital infrastructure company added that BG2 will provide global and local business organizations with direct access to the global digital economy.

Tara Risser, the President of Equinix, Americas, explained that the company opted for Colombia because of the country’s fast-growing IT sector and top regional economy.

“The country's economy has boomed over the past decade, driven by thriving energy and manufacturing sectors. We believe the country is also well positioned to support businesses looking to expand within LATAM, while also staying closely connected to North America,” Risser said.

In addition, she described BG2 as another example of Equinix’s commitment to providing its customers “with the right places, partners and possibilities for their digital transformations now and into the future.”

Sustainability

Speaking further on BG2, Equinix noted that the data centre will be its first facility in the Americas to adopt the innovative Cool Array technology.

The goal here, the company said, is to support Colombia's sustainability as its Global Tech Trends Survey 2022 shows that sustainability is an important topic to the country's IT leaders.

“This cooling system, already used by Equinix in various facilities across EMEA and Asia-Pacific, is highly efficient in terms of air volume delivered per unit energy consumed,” Equinix explained.

Furthermore, the Nasdaq-listed company said BG2 will boast of the full range of interconnection and digital services currently available in its BG1 data centre.

These features will enable Equinix's Colombian clients to connect in real-time, directly and privately, to more than 10,000 companies, it added.

Equinix, a Nasdaq-listed digital infrastructure company, has dedicated $45 million to build its second data centre in Colombia.

The new international business exchange data centre, to be based in Bogotá, will be launched during the first half of 2023, Equinix announced on Wednesday.

The company's investment in BG2 comes five months after the financial technology services provider acquired data centres in Chile and Peru to deepen its presence in the Latin America region.

Equinix, which operates over 240 data centres in 71 markets, said it has invested over $2 billion in LatAm since its first entry into the region in 2011.

“With this new facility, Equinix is reinforcing its commitment to strengthening the digital economy across Latin America, with around 32,000 square feet (approximately 2,900 square meters) of colocation space—expected to be one of the largest data centers in Colombia,” Equinix explained.

The digital infrastructure company added that BG2 will provide global and local business organizations with direct access to the global digital economy.

Tara Risser, the President of Equinix, Americas, explained that the company opted for Colombia because of the country’s fast-growing IT sector and top regional economy.

“The country's economy has boomed over the past decade, driven by thriving energy and manufacturing sectors. We believe the country is also well positioned to support businesses looking to expand within LATAM, while also staying closely connected to North America,” Risser said.

In addition, she described BG2 as another example of Equinix’s commitment to providing its customers “with the right places, partners and possibilities for their digital transformations now and into the future.”

Sustainability

Speaking further on BG2, Equinix noted that the data centre will be its first facility in the Americas to adopt the innovative Cool Array technology.

The goal here, the company said, is to support Colombia's sustainability as its Global Tech Trends Survey 2022 shows that sustainability is an important topic to the country's IT leaders.

“This cooling system, already used by Equinix in various facilities across EMEA and Asia-Pacific, is highly efficient in terms of air volume delivered per unit energy consumed,” Equinix explained.

Furthermore, the Nasdaq-listed company said BG2 will boast of the full range of interconnection and digital services currently available in its BG1 data centre.

These features will enable Equinix's Colombian clients to connect in real-time, directly and privately, to more than 10,000 companies, it added.