Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) will build its fifth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Brazil, the company said.
The new data center in SÃ£o Paulo — SP3 — will have an initial first-phase investment of USD76M with the ability for up to five additional phases and is scheduled to be finished in the first quarter of 2017. SP3´s nearly 2,800 cabinets will double the company´s inventory in Brazil.
Earlier this month Equinix announced that it will open four new International Business Exchangeâ¢ (IBXÂ®) data centers in Tokyo, Dallas, SÃ£o Paulo and Sydney, to create more capacity for global companies to connect to their partners, customers and employees. These organic additions plus the recent acquisitions of Bit-isle in Japan and Telecity in EMEA will expand Equinix´s global interconnection platform to nearly 150 data centers by the end of the year.
By providing additional capacity in the coming year, Equinix continues to play a central role in advancing the digital economy´s interconnected era, in which businesses are demanding increasing levels of interconnection to accelerate business performance.