Mexican digital infrastructure builder KIO Networks expanded its operations to South America by acquiring a data center complex in the Colombian capital of Bogota.
The 5,000-square meter facility contains two data halls and more than 2,000 square meters of white space with racks.
There is more open space within the campus where another data center with comparable qualities might be erected, bringing the total capacity to 12MW, KIO explained in a press release.
We are very pleased to announce that #KIO arrived in Colombia!
With #KIOBOG1, our first #DataCenter in South America, we continue to strengthen our expansion strategy and positioning to continue leading our customers #OneStepForward. https://t.co/IJUdPZX60g pic.twitter.com/OVoDwLNPSR
— KIO (@kionetworks) March 27, 2023
KIO provides hosting services in Panama, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic as well, but most of its data centers are located in Mexico.
Colombia appears poised to replace Chile as the hub for a large number of data centers in South America. KIO is just the latest to join the list of foreign companies building data centers in the country.
Equinix begun the countdown for the unveiling of its second data center in Bogota, where it has already invested US$45 million.
Chilean telco GTD is also putting the finishing touches on its second data center in Barranquilla. Its first data facility is in Medellín.
Mexican telecom Claro and Brazilian broadband provider V.tal already announced that their new Colombian data centers will be operational by the end of July this year.