The South America division of UK systems integrator Logica aims to complete a 50mn-real (US$24.7mn) project to expand its main Brazilian data centre in eight months, infrastructure director Elcio Zaninelli has said. The expansion aims to meet increased demand from local and regional businesses, and will enable the data centre to provide services to the Argentine market. "We already have a proposal from a potential client in Argentina," Zaninelli said. Located in the city of Mogi das Cruzes in São Paulo state, the data centre currently only provides direct services to Chile. The company's operations in other Latin American countries are served by Gesfor, a Spanish firm Logica purchased in 2011.
Zaninelli ruled out plans to build a new centre in the region in the near future. "Apart from the Brazilian data centre, we have one in United States that can serve Mexico and other Caribbean and Central American countries. And there's Gesfor. I'd say we are pretty much covered." Once complete, the expanded Mogi das Cruzes facility is expected to occupy a 2000 sq m area.
Source: BN Americas