Digital infrastructure company, Equinix Inc., has today announced that it plans to build a new data center in Bogotá, Colombia, its second data center facility in the country.

With an investment of US$45 million for the construction of the new data center (BG2), the facility is expected to deliver about 32,000 square feet of colocation space. The initial phase of BG2 will have a capacity for 550 cabinets, and upon full build, the facility is expected to provide capacity for 1,100 cabinets.

“We chose to invest in Colombia because the country has a fast-growing IT sector and is part of the fourth-largest economy in LATAM. The country’s economy has boomed over the past decade, driven by thriving energy and manufacturing sectors,” said Tara Risser, President, Americas, Equinix.

“We believe the country is also well positioned to support businesses looking to expand within LATAM, while also staying closely connected to North America. BG2 is another example of our commitment to provide our customers with the right places, partners and possibilities for their digital transformations now and into the future.”

Expanding its Latin American footprint, Equinix recently announced the completion of its deal to acquire four data centers in Chile from Empresa Nacional De Telecomunicaciones S.A. (Entel). Also expanding into Peru, the company further announced that it has signed an agreement with Entel to acquire one additional data center in Peru. Equinix LATAM footprint also include Brazil and Mexico.

The announcement of BG2 closely follows Equinix’s expansion to Indonesia through the planned development of a new data center in Jakarta. With a commitment to invest approximately $74 million in the latest Jakarta project, the new data center will be an eight-story facility which is designed to provide more than 1,600 cabinets and over 5,300 square meters of colocation space when fully built.

As announced, BG2, a new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Bogotá, is expected to be ready for operations in the first half of 2023.