Level 3 Begins Construction New Data Center in Bogota

BY STAFF REPORT

Level 3 Communications Inc has announced that it had begun building a new data center in the Colombian capital Bogota to meet growing demands for IT services and storage in the region.

The new 500 square-meter data center is likely to be operational sometime in the second half of this year.

“The Colombian market shows a growing demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services,” said Luis Carlos Guerrero, senior vice president for Level 3’s Andean region. “The trend to outsource these services to a trusted business partner – one that will support the customer in its expansion strategy – is crucial for companies today so they can focus on their core business.”

The company stated that it might build more data centers in Latin America and elsewhere in the world as part of a ‘strategy to meet the burgeoning worldwide demand for data services’. The company currently has 14 data center in Latin America.

The new facility allow companies to host and manage business critical enterprise information and technology platforms to drive down operational and administration expenses.

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In its 2013 forecast, Research firm IDC predicted that LATAM’s data center services market would be worth about $3 billion this year.