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Flexenclosure to Invest US$4.6 million to Build a Data Center in El Salvador

Swedish multinational Flexenclosure will build a data center in El Salvador with an investment of US$4.6 million.

Designed for a 400 kilowatt power load, the facility will be strong enough to withstand an earthquake.

This will be Flexenclosure’s tenth data center in the region, following recent projects in Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Nicaragua, and Honduras.

Flexenclosure is a prefabricated manufacturer, meaning it will build the data center, also known as eCenter, at its plant in Sweden and then transport it to the Central American country. And it will be Uptime Institute Tier III certified – the first of its kind in the country.

Only last month did it announce the completion of a data center for CenturyLink in Chile. Two years ago, it installed a Tier 3 data center for Tigo Business in Paraguay and TigoUne in Colombia.

The Swedish firm has not named the customer of its latest contract, nor did it disclose when the facility will be ready.

Flexenclosure builds modular data centers that can be constructed in a fraction of the time it takes to erect a traditional facility, and can be easily shipped to areas where building a permanent data center is impractical.

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Data centers of this kind are becoming increasingly popular in several developing countries around the world, with many of them having previously been deployed by African telecom firms including Vodacom and MTN.

“This will be the tenth data center we will have built in the LATAM region – a significant milestone,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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