Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. has expanded its Colombian data center network with the opening of its newest data center facility in Cali. The new data center underscores the growing demand for cloud services in Colombia’s third-largest city.
This is the Broomfield, Colorado-based company’s third data center in the Andean country, with the other two located in the capital of Bogotá.
According to DatacenterDynamics, Colombia has far fewer data centers per square meter than its Latin American neighbors. But things are changing, with free-trade zones attracting a growing number of international firms looking to host their service on the cloud. IBM and Zona Franca Bogotá are believed to be the main competitors for Level 3 in Colombia.
The new data center, according to the company, meets all elite data center standards, offering redundant high-density power and cooling systems, multi-tier security and direct connectivity to Level 3’s global network. “Cali is the main urban and economic engine for Southwest Colombia,” said Felipe Gómez Jaramillo, the company’s data center and security director in Colombia.