Telecommunications provider GlobeNet has opened a 200 square meter (2,153 sq ft) data center adjacent to its cable landing station in Barranquilla, Colombia.

The company says the site offers a safe alternative to data centers located in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá.

On the shore

GlobeNet's submarine network
GlobeNet’s submarine network – GlobeNet

GlobeNet is a wholesale colocation and networking specialist focused on Latin American markets, owned by the BTG Pactual Infrastructure Fund II. Among other things, the company owns and operates a subsea cable system that spans more than 23,500 km.

GlobeNet’s new data center features redundant power and cooling, and supports a complete portfolio of colocation and IaaS services, as well as IP transit, domestic and international connectivity solutions.

Thanks to a nearby cable landing station, the site offers direct access to networks in the US, Brazil, Bermuda and Venezuela.

GlobeNet says the facility has been designed to Tier III redundancy requirements – however the company hasn’t certified the data center with either TIA or the Uptime Institute.

“This is a hallmark time for GlobeNet and for the advancement of secure and reliable network interconnection throughout Latin America,” said Eduardo Falzoni, CEO at GlobeNet.

“Our highly secured Barranquilla facility will maintain GlobeNet’s legacy of neutral interconnections for international and local operators as well as enable access to international destinations via its subsea cable system. We offer a dynamic and flexible way to expand a network or access international content – with low latency routes available to major interconnection points. It’s been a great year for us and we’re thrilled to commemorate the year by opening the doors to our new facility.”