AXTEL BECOMES A MARKETING PARTNER
Global interconnection and data center company Equinix, has just announced the completion of the three Axtel data centers acquisition deal in Mexico.
The three data centers serve the Mexico City and Monterrey metro areas of Mexico. It was acquired by the new owners for a total of $175 million, which expands Equinix’s data center and interconnection services to two new metros.
As stated in the October 2019 agreement, existing colocation customers within the three data centers will be transferred to Equinix while Axtel will be a customer as well as a strategic marketing partner of the new owner in Mexico.
The first data center is grossly a 110,000 square foot facility with 37,000 square feet of colocation space. It is said to be the first data center in Latin America with an energy cogeneration system, and boasts of its ICREA (International Computer Room Experts Association) certification.
The second is an 80,000 gross-square-foot data center with 6,000 square feet of colocation space. The facility provides the new owner an expansion space of up to 60,000 square feet for colocation.
The Monterrey area facility is the third data center and provides a high connectivity gateway between the U.S. and Mexico. This carrier-neutral facility hosts 10 network service providers and features 25,000 square feet of data center gross space with 12,500 square feet of colocation space.
Equinix plans to offer its Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) in all three data centers. On the other hand, Axtel brand name is not leaving the data center market with this deal, as it had at least six data centers in 2017. However, about 40 of the company’s employees and contractors, primarily in the operations functions of the newly acquired data centers, will become Equinix staff or contractors.