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Globenet Unveils Data Center in Colombian City of Barranquilla

Wholesale telecom provider Globenet has unveiled a new data center adjacent to its cable landing station in the Colombian city of Barranquilla.

The Fort Lauderdale-based company claims the Barranquilla data center will be a ‘safe and reliable alternative’ to data centers in Bogota, and is strong enough to support mission-critical IT services.

The 200 square meter (2,153 sq. ft) site features redundant power and cooling, and supports a complete portfolio of co-location and IaaS services, as well as IP transit and domestic and international connectivity solutions.

For ISPs and consumers in Colombia, the data center provides full and direct access to markets such as the US, Brazil, Bermuda, and Venezuela.

Eduardo Falzoni, CEO at Globenet, says the new facility will provide ‘neutral interconnections’ for international and local operators, besides enabling access to international destinations via its subsea cable system.

“This is a hallmark time for Globenet and for the advancement of secure and reliable network interconnection throughout Latin America,” said Falzoni.

Owned by the BTG Pactual Infrastructure Fund, Globenet operates a subsea cable system that spans more than 23,500 kilometers across the Americas.

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Globenet is focusing on expanding operations further in both Brazil and Colombia. Considering a statement issued in May this year, the company will be building a similar data center in Rio de Janeiro.

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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