Brazilian ICT firm Odata has unveiled its first data center in Mexico. Built at a cost of US$79 million in El Marqués, Querétaro, the facility went live earlier this month with 8.4MW of installed capacity.
The data center -which spans around 327,200 sq. ft- will reach 32MW at full build-out. Reports say that the company has already won a major client for the facility.
Odata took 14 months to complete the first phase of the project. It is not clear when the facility will be built completely.
The company assured that its data centers are carrier-neutral, meaning they are not tied to a single carrier, which allows customers to choose the one that best suits their business model.
Mexico’s market for data centers is growing at an annual rate of over 9%, with most of the large US cloud providers -including Oracle and Amazon Web Services- announcing plans to establish cloud regions in the country.
Founded in 2015, Odata has five data centers across Latin America: three in Brazil, one in Colombia and one more in Chile. A senior executive of the company told BNAmericas recently there are plans to build a data center in Peru soon.
In January of this year, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) injected US$30 million into Odata, urging the collocation services provider to expand operations to more countries across the region.