Level 3 adds space to Bogota data center to accommodate cloud growth

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) is adding 1,700 new square meters of space to its data center in Bogota, Colombia to accommodate local businesses' desire for cloud-based services.

Since this expansion takes place in one of its Premier Elite data centers, the service provider can use it to grow its Dynamic Enterprise Computing (DEC) cloud service to host an array of managed services.

"Demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services continues to grow in Colombia as the adoption of cloud-based applications increases," said Gabriel del Campo, Level 3's senior vice president of Data Centers for Latin America, in a release.

The new center complies with Columbia's building code specifications for earthquake preparedness and industry guidelines (EIA/TIA 942) for energy and environmental conditioning from the Uptime Institute for a Tier III data center.

Because it was built with the 2N philosophy (system + system), Level 3 said it can ensure what it claims to be higher redundancy and reliability for clients that house their data at this facility.

This new data center expansion is part of what has been an aggressive facilities expansion effort in Latin America. Earlier this week, the service provider announced that it would enhance its fiber, Ethernet network in four regions, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

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