Flexenclosure Delivers New eCentre Data Centre for CenturyLink in Chile
by Josh Anderson
SANTIAGO, CHILE – Flexenclosure, the internet infrastructure specialist, has completed construction of a data center for global communications for IT provider CenturyLink in the capital of Chile, Santiago. CenturyLink will now expand its data and cloud services portfolio for existing and new business customers, governments and carriers.
CenturyLink is the second largest communications provider in the United States to the global corporate market, with customers in over 60 countries worldwide. The new data center will be directly linked to CenturyLink’s local, regional and global data center network and will be used to offer colocation, hosting, cloud computing, security, collaboration, communication and managed services to its national and international corporate clients.
“We are committed to deploying the highest quality infrastructure and providing the most innovative solutions and services to our customers,” said Gabriel del Campo, Vice President of Data Center, Security and the Cloud, at CenturyLink Latin America. “Building our new data center with prefabricated modules allowed for a more efficient construction, faster implementation time and significantly improved operational efficiency.”
“This new data center in Santiago is just one of a fast-growing list of Flexenclosure deployments in Latin America,” added David King, Chief Executive Officer of Flexenclosure. “eCentre is the solution of choice for data centres requiring almost unlimited configuration flexibility without compromising on future expansion options, so they can quickly and easily grow in line with business needs.”
The first phase of the project consists of a single-story 300 kilowatt data center. However, the earthquake-resistant facility is capable of vertical expansion up to two floors, providing additional white space for more than 100 racks on each floor, thus optimizing the site footprint for maximum use. The custom-designed eCentre data center was prefabricated, pre-integrated and fully tested at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing facility in Sweden, before being shipped to Chile for final construction and commissioning on site.