Equinix to invest $94m in third Rio de Janeiro data center

The RJ3 facility is to be located in the Sao Joao de Meriti municipality, around 30km from the Botafago neighborhood in the capital.

The facility, scheduled to open in 2025, will have 560 racks across 1467 sqm (15,800 sqft) of colocation space. Other specifications have not been disclosed.

Equinix said all its core digital and interconnection facilities will be available to customers from the start of operations, allowing direct connection with cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

RJ3 will also be located near Equinix’s existing data centers in Rio Janeiro: RJ1 in Botafogo, and RJ2 in Del Castilho.

The company said the three data centers will be connected, including a redundant fiber link between RJ2 and RJ3.

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