Flexenclosure builds eCentre data centre for TigoUne in Colombia
Stockholm, Sweden, and Medellín, Colombia
17th October 2017
- Flexenclosure enters yet another new market and consolidates position in Latin America
- Third data centre order from the Millicom group
Data centre specialist Flexenclosure has completed the construction of a data centre in Bogotá for Colombian telecommunications company TigoUne. This is the third eCentre order from a Millicom group company and it consolidates Flexenclosure’s position in the Latin American market.
Flexenclosure entered Latin America in 2016 when it constructed a data centre for Millicom’s Tigo Business Paraguay. The facility was the first professional colocation facility in the country and the first Uptime Institute Tier III certified prefabricated data centre built anywhere across the continent.
The new TigoUne installation is also a Tier III facility, but at 770sqm, it is twice the size of the Paraguay data centre and the first of its kind in Colombia. TigoUne will use the facility to integrate services such as cloud servers, applications, storage, backup and recovery, collocation, virtual desks, cybersecurity, IoT, big data and analytics and cloud environments – both private and public or hybrid.
”At TigoUne we are committed to delivering the best possible service to our customers who are at the core of all our operations, and our company’s new data centre in Colombia is proof of this.” commented Marcelo Cataldo, President of TigoUne.
“This is our first project in Colombia, our second eCentre deployment in Latin America and our third data centre project with Millicom” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “We are delighted to have won the confidence of TigoUne to deliver this state-of-the art facility, and in doing so to expand our relationship with the Millicom group and reinforce our commitment to the Latin American market.”
High altitude deployment
Flexenclosure has a proven track record in deploying data centres in the most challenging of environments. In this case, at 2,640 meters above sea level, the high-altitude deployment placed special demands on the design of the cooling and power equipment due to the lower air density, with the systems needing to be de-rated accordingly.
The eCentre – a custom-designed, prefabricated data centre building that is fast to deploy, energy efficient and easy to expand – was prefabricated at Flexenclosure’s factory in Sweden and shipped to Colombia where final assembly and commissioning has now been completed.
Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. The company offers telecommunication services in fourteen countries to 60 million customers with the Tigo brand.
Flexenclosure provides sustainable Internet infrastructure – designing and manufacturing prefabricated data centres and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. The company provides systems that are fully integrated, modular, factory tested for reliability, adaptable to local conditions and quick to install.
eCentre is a state-of-the art, custom-designed, prefabricated and pre-integrated data centre building that is fast to deploy, energy efficient and fully future proofed. With its flexible and easily expandable white space, eCentre enables highly capital efficient data centre deployments and has been certified up to Tier IV level.
eSite x10 is the world’s first hybrid power system purpose-built for outdoor telecom sites and to outdoor telecom standards. It is a patented, sealed, tamper-proof unit with passive convection cooling, no filters, no moving parts and it requires no maintenance. eSite x10 is the future of hybrid power.
Flexenclosure was founded in 1989. The company is based in Vara, Sweden, headquartered in Stockholm and has additional offices in Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and South Africa. Customers include ACS, Airtel, Apollo Towers, IHS Towers, Millicom, MTN, Vodacom and Zain.