With its first four data centers in Brazil in high demand, Equinix revealed earlier this month that it has decided to build a fifth facility in the country as part of its ongoing expansion plans. Today we learned that it's not a minor add-on either, with room for 2,800 cabinets that will when complete double Equinix's footprint in the country.
The new SP3 facility will be built exactly where you would expect it to, in the key bandwidth market of Sao Paolo. The first phase will cost $76M, with five more phases in reserve and some 215,000 total square feet planned. It will feature 13.3Mw of power and dark fiber connectivity with the company's SP2 facility and of course the company's Cloud Exchange platform.
On the energy front, SP3 will use air evaporative cooling and indirect free cooling to hold down air conditioning usage, as well as solar energy capture for the offices and common areas. They hope to have a PUE below 1.35 once fully operational.