13 Jun 2011

Platform Equinix Expands Capacity in Brazil

Press Releases
REDWOOD CITY, California. June 13, 2011 (PRNewswire) – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A., a Platform Equinix Company, has opened its third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Brazil.
Located in Tamboré, the new data center (SP2) is ALOG’s second facility in the São Paulo metropolitan area—ALOG also operates a data center in Rio de Janeiro. Today’s opening is the first phase of the build-out of SP2 and provides approximately 400 cabinet equivalents, with the ability to expand by as much as 1,200 cabinet equivalents. 

ALOG is one of the leading carrier-neutral data center providers in Brazil and serves approximately 1,000 local and international customers. Equinix and Riverwood Capital completed the acquisition of ALOG in April 2011, extending Platform Equinix™ to the South America market. With the addition of SP2, Platform Equinix now includes 96 data centers across 38 global markets.

Sidney Breyer, CEO of ALOG, said, “The addition of our new Tamboré site will allow us to support our customers’ growth and meet strong demand for our carrier-neutral data center services. Becoming part of Platform Equinix has increased that demand as Brazilian companies look to expand into new regions and multinational companies are eager to establish or expand their presence in Brazil’s rapidly growing economy.”

For example, with Brazil now a major financial market, Orange Business Services – Trading Solutions, a provider of voice and electronic trading infrastructure and services for the trading communities, recently announced that it is establishing a point of presence in Equinix’s NY4 data center to enable direct market access to its trading partners in Brazil. Trading Solutions already connects to ALOG’s Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo data centers and is part of Platform Equinix in Frankfurt, Geneva, London and Zurich.

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,350 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 650 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com