GlobeNet builds second Colombian data centre in Barranquilla

GlobeNet builds second Colombian data centre in Barranquilla

Globenet, a wholesale telecommunications, and edge data center services provider in Latin America, has announced plans to build a new data center in Barranquilla, Colombia.

The new facility is expected to be operational in Q3 2022 and will quadruple the number of racks and power currently available in Globenet's existing data center in Barranquilla, enabling customized and flexible solutions in a neutral environment for local and international Carriers, OTTs, ISPs, and CDNs.

"With a projected total of five Edge Data Center locations in Latin America by the end of 2022, GlobeNet continues to strengthen its positioning in the Edge Data Center market while maintaining its principle of neutrality and focus on the wholesale business," said a press release from the Latin American data center firm.

This new Edge Data Center, integrated with Globenet's ecosystem of content providers, service providers, and IXs, as well as Globenet's low latency submarine network and redundant terrestrial backhauls, will contribute to bringing customers closer to the content with optimal performance.

"We decided to build our second Edge Data Center in Barranquilla because it is a strategic interconnection point in South America for local and international Carriers, ISPs, OTTs, and CDNs. In fact, Globenet's own network provides direct, low-latency submarine routes to Brazil and the United States from Barranquilla, as well as a direct route to Bogota through our redundant terrestrial backhaul," said Eduardo Falzoni, CEO of Globenet.

GlobeNet announced its first Colombian data center, a 200 sqm (2,153 sq ft) facility also in Barranquilla and adjacent to its cable landing station, in 2017.

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