OptiGlobe Launches Internet Data Center in Rio de Janeiro

OptiGlobe(TM), a provider of mission-critical enterprise and Internet Data Center (IDC) services in Latin America, has opened its third IDC. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the $100 million fifth-generation facility has 104,000 square feet of capacity, is expandable to a total of 312,000 square feet, and can host up to 7,500 servers in its initial configuration.

The carrier-neutral Rio de Janeiro IDC is the second facility OptiGlobe has opened this month and the third in five months. The company launched a 112,000-square-foot facility in Buenos Aires on April 4 and a 159,000-square- foot IDC in Sao Paulo in November 2000.

“This is our second center in Brazil and a perfect complement to our two existing facilities,” said Scott Puritz, chairman and CEO of OptiGlobe. “We are the only provider with 100,000-square-foot-plus IDCs in Brazil’s two largest cities and in South America’s three largest cities. We are uniquely positioned to deliver services locally and across the region.”

OptiGlobe supplies the infrastructure and managed services that businesses use to establish mission-critical applications. It delivers a full range of collocation, IP connectivity, hosting, managed security and managed storage solutions from its state-of-the-art data centers. Customers include financial institutions, consumer goods, industrial, retail and transportation companies, media companies, content providers and systems integrators.

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