EQUINIX LAUNCHES NEW 5MW HYPERSCALE DATA CENTRE
PRESS RELEASE: Equinix inaugurates its first hyperscale data centre in the Americas and the seventh data centre in Brazil. The SP5x is located in Santana de Parnaíba, metropolitan region of São Paulo, next to the SP3 International Business Exchange data centre.
The new data centre has a capacity of approximately 5 megawatts (MW) in its first phase. It should provide a power of 14.4 MW when all phases are completed. The total investment until completion of the data centre amounts to approximately US$116.4 million.
The SP5x is one of 32 xScale data centres planned globally in the joint venture with the GIC (Sovereign Fund of Singapore). The investment corresponds to the value of US$ 6.9 billion and presence in countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. In the region, two more xScale are planned in São Paulo, in addition to one in Mexico City.
According to a statement from Equinix, xScale data centres differ from traditional wholesale data centres in two respects. They are close and connected to Equinix's retail facilities via fibre. This makes it possible to offer better performance and latency to customers in neighbouring Equinix IBX data centres.
“The SP5x is strategically located within our São Paulo campus, connected to the rich digital and business ecosystems within our four existing Equinix IBX data centres,” said Equinix Brazil President Eduardo Carvalho.
The XScale line aims to address the workload deployment needs of a specific group of hyperscale companies. This includes the world's largest cloud service providers. These institutions require vast amounts of space and energy to support the expansion of thousands of servers for cloud, big data analytics or storage tasks.
The largest global cloud providers, including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud and Google Cloud, rely on the Equinix platform. As these companies continue to grow and expand globally, they need greater computing scale and edge caching.
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