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451 Research - Equinix to build xScale facility in São Paulo

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This 451 Market Insight Report discusses how Equinix is planning to open an xScale facility in São Paulo, catering specifically to hyperscalers looking to keep their infrastructure on Brazilian soil. According to the report from 451 (part of S&P Global Market Intelligence), COVID-19 appears to have accelerated digital transformation in the country, and regional growth by the major players in the data center industry indicates that there has been strong demand across multiple verticals.

Highlights

  • This facility from Equinix is one of the most recent expansion plans announced in the Brazilian market, which has seen increased provider confidence in the past few years.
  • Hyperscalers are bringing larger portions of their infrastructure closer to customers in Latin America.
  • The data center will connect to all four other Equinix data centers in the city through the company’s fiber-optic network.
Equinix’s new facility is one of the most recent expansion plans announced in the Brazilian market, which has seen increased provider confidence in the past few years. COVID-19 appears to have accelerated digital transformation in the country, and regional growth by the major players in the datacenter industry indicates that there has been strong demand across multiple verticals.
Dan Thompson
Senior Analyst at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence: Equinix to build xScale facility in São Paulo, May 2021

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