Angola Cables has announced the opening of its carrier-neutral data centre, Angonap Fortaleza, in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The completed facility is now open for business and offers scalability, continuous connectivity and host and cloud services for local and external entities.
The facility is a primary interconnection point for the region, which will host Angola Cables’ two newest intercontinental submarine cables, SACS (South Atlantic Cable System) and Monet.
“The Angonap Fortaleza facility has far reaching advantages and benefits for CDNs, IXPs, OTTs 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,” said António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables.
The company added that the structure of the data centre 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 permit African entities to develop businesses in different regions of Brazil, Latin America and the USA.
According to Angola Cables, the new data centre has been specifically designed to receive more submarine cables landing in Fortaleza and will provide multiple connection services for any businesses that require high capacity data services to run their modern, Internet and technology driven enterprises.
“From an Angola Cables viewpoint, our investment in the Angonap Fortaleza is important in advancing and expanding our business horizons,” added Nunes.
“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.
“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.”
Construction of the facility began in 2007 and now phase one occupies 2,100 square metres, with a total area of 9,000 square metres for future expansion.
It has an energy redundancy capacity of 12.5 MVA and currently has 1,000 scalable racks offering customers a 99.98% service availability standard.