Equinix’s third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in São Paulo is opening Q1 2017, delivering 720 cabinets in its first phase. Located in Santana do Parnaíba, SP3 will have more than 20,000 square metres (215,000 square feet) of space when built; out of that, 8,000 square metres (90,000 square feet) will be colocation space. Once complete, the facility’s nearly 2,800 cabinets will double our inventory in Brazil. Additionally, SP3 will leverage solar energy for its power needs, making it the first Equinix IBX in Brazil eligible to be LEED Certified. SP3 is the first of six new IBX facilities Equinix is opening worldwide in 2017.
SP3 is the third Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in São Paulo. Located only 8km (5 miles) from SP2, the proximity of the two facilities improves interconnection and supports customer growth. Connected via dark fibre, SP3 and SP2 will provide more network capacity, flexibility, security and scalability.
Our IBXs are home to many financial cloud service providers, with customers drawn to São Paulo IBXs because of their proximity to Bovespa stock exchange in São Paulo's city centre and Bovespa’s new data centre in Santana do Parnaíba. Interconnection opportunities expand beyond São Paulo. Leveraging Platform Equinix™, our customers can interconnect directly to a diverse ecosystem of companies colocated with Equinix in Rio de Janeiro and beyond.
São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil and seventh in the world. It represents 24 percent of national GDP and is home to 35 of 100 major Brazilian businesses. Our São Paulo IBXs are a major traffic hub in Brazil, with many of the world’s largest networks located here. Our IBXs offer premium colocation facilities, service-level guarantees and the industry expertise you expect Equinix’s IBXs.