Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Axtel launches $68m Mexican data centre investment plan

Company has today a footprint consisting of 39,000Km of optic fibre, more than 100,000 sqf of data centre space and eight operational centres.

Telecommunications provider Axtel has unveiled plans to invest up to $68m in the building out of data centre facilities in Mexico.

The first round of capital expenditure has now delivered a $24.7m data centre at the Parque Tecnológico Innovación Querétaro, in north-central Mexico.

The remaining cash flow will be used to expand and build facilities over the next two years.

The 38,750 sqf data centre in Querétaro is the company’s sixth following sites in Monterrey, Querétaro, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Andrés Cordovez Ferretto, executive director of infrastructure and operations at Axtel, said: “These investments will allow us to continuously consolidate our position of leadership in the Mexican data centre market.

“Our operational model is unique in Mexico as, in addition to being able to service mission critical workloads, it is based on a modular scheme which allows the personalisation of services according to the industry that will be using them.”

Axtel’s data centre announcement comes at a time when analysts at IDC reported a 40% growth in 2016 of data centre outsourcing deals in Mexico.

The market was in at the end of last year worth $4.6m, with outsourcing representing 40% of this value, dedicate projects amounting to 36%, and support services totalling 25%.

The growth of the market is propelling further data centre expansion not only from telecommunication services providers but also colocators.

Recently, Brazilian colocation company Odata has also announced plans to open its first data centre in Mexico in the near future.