Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rio de Janeiro data centre awarded Tier III certification

City is home to one of the ten hubs run by Level 3 in South America.

In the latest boost to the LATAM data centre industry, Level 3 Communications’ data centre in Rio de Janeiro has been awarded the Tier III Concurrently Maintainable Certification of Design Documents from Uptime Institute.

The certification recognises high design standards for data centre infrastructure and capability.

The Tier III Certification of Design Documents recognition indicates that the data centre’s design meets the demands determined by the global parameter system and the norms of the Uptime Institute for Simultaneous Maintenance.

“Data centre operators have the ability to isolate components and perform planned maintenance without suspending the data centre’s operations or affecting IT operations,” it reads on the certification’s description.

The Rio de Janeiro data centre is a 1,445 sqm facility with eight carriers available. It uses Vertiv’s Liebert technology as the basis of its cooling technology and has a N+1 redundancy cooling infrastructure.

André Magno, director of data centre and security at Level 3 Brazil, said: “Our customers depend on us for a reliable data centre experience, and we are committed to delivering a secure, efficient and scalable solution.

“From the beginning of this project, a deep analysis was made to design a facility that considers our customer’s security and the quality of the services provided to them.

“It was by taking this approach in the design of the data centre we were able to meet the high standards demanded by the Uptime Institute.”

Level 3 operates three data centres in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Sao Paulo.

Of the 360 hubs worldwide, the company runs a total of ten in South America including in Argentine, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Chile.

The company’s global data centre footprint has direct connectivity to more than 320,000 km of fiber network and metro its market reach in more than 60 countries.