Flexenclosure completes new eCentre data centre for CenturyLink in Ecuador
19th June 2018
Stockholm, Sweden and Quito, Ecuador
Internet infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure has completed construction of a data centre for global communications and IT provider CenturyLink in Ecuador. Located in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, CenturyLink will use the facility to expand its data and cloud services portfolio for existing and new business customers.
CenturyLink is the second largest communications provider in the United States to the global corporate market, with customers in over 60 countries worldwide. CenturyLink is now beginning operations at its new Ecuadorian data centre, offering colocation, hosting, cloud computing, security, collaboration, communication and managed services to its national and international corporate clients. The facility will give customers a processing environment designed to provide high levels of availability, service quality and speed of access to the rest of the world, as well as fibre route diversity for the implementation of contingency and disaster recovery environments.
“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 centres and security at CenturyLink Latin America. “Located close to our customers, with 24×7 availability and the latest security systems, this state-of-the-art data centre is built to optimize power and space efficiencies, and to enable us to bring new managed services to market very fast.”
In line with CenturyLink’s commitment to the highest industry standards, the facility has been designed and built in order to achieve Uptime Institute Tier III certification. The first phase of the project consists of a single-story 300KW data centre. 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 optimising the site footprint for maximum use.
“This new data centre in Quito is the latest in a fast growing list of Flexenclosure deployments in Latin America,” said David King, CEO, 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 custom-designed eCentre data centre was prefabricated, pre-integrated and fully tested at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing facility in Sweden, before being shipped to Ecuador for final construction on site – maximising capital efficiency and reducing deployment time and overall project risk.
CenturyLink is the second largest communications provider in the United States to global corporate customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the best networking company in the world by addressing growing customer demand for reliable, secure connections. The company also acts as the trusted partner of its customers, helping them manage escalating network and IT complexities, and providing managed network and cybersecurity solutions that help protect their business.
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.
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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, CenturyLink, Globe Telecom IHS Towers, Millicom, MTN, Vodacom and Zain.