EdgeConneX Opens its Buenos Aires Edge Data Center

12 Aug 2019 by Datacenters.com Technology

EdgeConneX, the pioneer in edge data center development, has launched its newest facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The latest data center is located in Parque Industrial Pilar, one of the largest industrial districts in South America.

“We are honored to collaborate with the local Buenos Aires and national Argentinian government entities, as well as our service provider customers and partners to bring a carrier-neutral Edge data center to Buenos Aires," said Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer for EdgeConneX.

“As we continue to expand our edge footprint globally, we look forward to enabling our customers' growth in South America by facilitating the fastest and most reliable delivery of cloud, content, network and other services closer to their end users with a premium edge data center offering in Buenos Aires," he added. 

The carrier-neutral facility will have 1MW power capacity in its first phase. The developer promises a high-quality, N+1 data center facility that can scale to 10 MWs. The new facility is the only carrier-neutral edge data center in Buenos Aires. It is expected to support the global expansion plans of both current and prospective EdgeConneX customers aiming to serve the region with a local solution. 

According to EdgeConneX, global service providers and local organizations throughout the region will gain access to scalable data capacity with low-latency connectivity, critical content delivery solutions, and advanced cloud services previously unavailable in this region. The data center supports and provides local connectivity, peering, and internet exchange solutions from leading network providers, including Metrotel, Silica Networks, CenturyLink, and others. It also facilitates interconnection between multiple networks and other service provider customers. 

The US data center provider completed the facility in under 8 months. The development was made possible with strong support and encouragement from the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (AAICI) and the Municipality of Pilar. The new data center is expected to serve as a key connectivity and technology hub that helps enable the digital transformation initiatives advocated by the Argentine government.

EdgeConneX provides a full range of data center solutions worldwide, from Hyperlocal to Hyperscale, from purpose-built to build-to-order. Specialized in edge computing, the company builds data centers tailored to the optimal size, power, and location requirements for any deployments. It has a network of more than 40 data center locations across North America and Europe, along with more than 3,000 smaller points-of-presence (PoPs).


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