ALOG to build new IBX in Rio de Janeiro and expand in São Paulo to meet demand for interconnection and data center services in South America
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A., a Platform Equinix™ Company, plans to build a new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Rio de Janeiro. Targeted to open in the first quarter of 2013, the first phase is expected to cost $20 million in expansion capital and will have space for 320 cabinets with a total capacity of 1,170 cabinets once all future phases are completed. Equinix also announced ALOG will begin construction on phase two of its SP2 data center in São Paulo, which is expected to be available in early 2013. SP2 phase two will have space for an additional 350 cabinets and is expected to cost $14 million in expansion capital. Both projects are reflected in Equinix’s guidance.
Equinix and Riverwood Capital completed the acquisition of ALOG in April 2011, and Equinix holds the controlling interest and sits on the board of directors of ALOG. 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. The new IBX, RJ2, will be ALOG’s second facility in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area. Equinix is seeing increased demand from multi-national customers, particularly in the financial services, networking and content industries, who are expanding in the South American market. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Brazilian government expects GDP to grow three to three-and-a-half percent and expects six percent growth in the IT sector in 2012.
“As the seventh largest economy in the world, Brazil is experiencing continued economic and infrastructure expansion, making it an attractive country for multi-national investment,” said Charles Meyers, president of the Americas for Equinix. “With the expansions in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, we are in a strong position to support increasing demand for Platform Equinix from key global customers looking to expand in the region.”
Equinix, Inc. (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. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 900 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, 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.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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