Multinational telecommunications company Angola Cables announced the opening of its carrier-neutral data centre, Angonap Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil earlier today. The Tier III designed data centre will cater for the growing demand in content data transmission in the Southern hemisphere.
The facility is a primary interconnection point for the region and will host Angola Cables’ two newest intercontinental submarine cables, SACS (South Atlantic Cable System) and Monet. The structure will accommodate other submarine international cables systems, backhaul providers, content providers and CDNs, including research and academic internet exchange points in Latin America. This interconnection point will also enable African entities to develop businesses in different regions of Brazil, Latin America and the USA.
“The Angonap Fortaleza facility has far reaching advantages and benefits for CDN’s, IXP’s, OTT’s as well as national and international telecom operators, and content providers seeking to extend and expand their global reach and product offerings from Brazil to the world,” says António Nunes, Angola Cables CEO.
Located in one of the most important and concentrated cable hubs in South America, the Angonap Fortaleza is carrier neutral. The data centre has been specifically designed to receive more submarine cables landing in Fortaleza and will provide multiple connection services for any operators or businesses requiring high capacity data services to run their modern, internet and technology driven enterprises.
The recently completed facility is now open for business and offers scalability, continuous connectivity, host and cloud services for local and external entities.
“From an Angola Cables viewpoint, our investment in the Angonap Fortaleza is important in advancing and expanding our business horizons. This is the first point of neutral connectivity in the Technological Park of Praia do Futuro in Fortaleza.
“Other cable systems and customers will have the option to host their data or content via Cloud services or in the data centre directly – with the opportunity to promote their businesses to world markets via our ultra-low latency SACS connection,” says Nunes. “This has many advantages not only in meeting the rising demand for media rich content in the global digital economy, but will improve links for trade, commerce, inter-government co-operation and academic learning on either side of the Atlantic and beyond.”
Owned and operated by Angola Cables, the advanced data centre currently occupies an area of 2100m² (Phase One), with a total area of 9000m² available for future expansion. The facility has an energy redundancy capacity of 12.5 MVA and currently has 1000 scalable racks offering customers a 99.98% service availability standard.
Construction of the data centre commenced in early 2017.