LONDON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Data Centre Group (IDC-G), the first global data centre alliance, expands to Latin America with Telconet, the biggest and most advanced data centre operator in Ecuador.
Based in Quito and Guayaquil, with 1,900 square metres (20,450 square feet) of technical space, the carrier-neutral Telconet data centres are linked by a completely redundant and exclusive fibre optic network, which allows for disaster recovery and backup services between diverse sites when required. The data centres, one of which is certified by the Uptime Institute as Tier III, boast extensive connectivity within Ecuador and to the rest of the world via high bandwidth international connections.
"The data centre industry is growing rapidly in emerging markets. We have been seeing significant demand from our clients in South America and, in a region where demand clearly exceeds supply, we are delighted to now be able to service clients through a leading provider such as Telconet," said Guy Willner, Executive Chairman of International Data Centre Group.
"We have focused on providing network infrastructure services via our robust dark fibre backbone inside Ecuador, and we are now committed to supporting new growth via data centre services with the development of world class infrastructure, providing customers a high level of redundancy with our two data centres. We hope to strengthen IT services in the region of Ecuador, and we believe that by being part of an international data centre alliance as prestigious as IDC-G, we achieve the necessary synergies that our market demands. We hope to strengthen our long-term relationship with IDC-G as we share the vision of contributing to the positive development of the growing market for modern data centers in Latin America," said Francisco Villacreses, Commercial Director at Telconet.
Headquartered in London, IDC-G is a data centre service provider representing an alliance of high quality, carrier neutral data centres across 5 continents, with a focus on emerging and high-growth markets. From initial investigation to deployment with a single interface for premium data centre services, IDC-G has the service for their clients no matter where they are in their data centre cycle. IDC-G's clients can leverage world-class industry experience combined with the local expertise of its Alliance Members, as well as the reassurance that comes with the IDC-G stamp of data centre excellence. IDC-G was launched in 2010 by Guy Willner, the co-founder of Europe's leading carrier neutral data centre provider IXEurope, which was acquired by Equinix Inc. in 2007 for USD555m.
As of today, IDC-G has 31 data centres in 17 countries, including Belgium, Channel Islands, Croatia, Ecuador, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Mauritius, Oman, and the United States (Hawaii). For more details on IDC-G, visit www.idc-g.com
About Telconet data centres:
Telconet provides international network capacity from Ecuador to the United States, through its participation in various submarine cable systems landing in Ecuador. Telconet also has the largest private dark fibre network in Ecuador with more than 16,000 kms, serving the corporate market with data solutions and internet services, and now with data centers for mission critical purposes. Its colocation offering has low, medium or high-density options, and also offers server virtualization, physical servers, processing, networking and virtual storage with a view of catering to clients looking to put applications in the public or private cloud. Telconet's data centres are also connected to the Latin American Peering group, which connects Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
For more details on Telconet's data centers, visit http://www.telconet.net/datacenter
SOURCE International Data Centre Group