Rio de Janeiro Data Center To Be Expanded By Equinix

Equinix is planning to expand its Rio De Janeiro data center. This facility, commonly referred to as RJ2, will open its new phase in the third quarter of 2015. This has been a major center for Equinix since it opened. The company put $24 million into it in 2013, and is now expanding it to provide accommodations for roughly 630 cabinets. 

The expansion is principally designed to increase the redundancy and connectivity of the center to allow more uptime. Equinix is situated particularly well to utilize a fast Brazil data center, as it's Miami data center, MI3, currently provides the fastest traffic to and from this location. 

This announcement has come on the heels of Equinix's new data center in Singapore, named SG3. Currently, the company has 104 data centers in 33 different markets. The organization is expecting a revenue growth of 20 percent through 2017.

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