Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) said that ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A. has opened a second international business exchange (IBX) in Rio de Janeiro.
Known as RJ2, the new Rio de Janeiro data centre will enable Equinix to meet strong customer demand for data centre services in this rapidly growing region.
RJ2 currently has capacity for 320 cabinets and with an additional USD36m invested in the next two phases of construction, will grow to 1,170 cabinets.
Equinix holds the controlling interest and sits on the board of directors of ALOG through an agreement brokered in 2011 to extend Platform Equinix to South America. With its investment in ALOG, Equinix offers colocation, interconnection and managed hosting services from its three existing Brazil-based IBX data centers in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Equinix connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world´s most networked data centers. The company´s website is at www.equinix.com.