Advanced Tier III Data Center goes online
16 April, 2019: Multinational telecoms company, Angola Cables announced the opening of its carrier neutral AngoNAP data center in Fortaleza, Brasil earlier today. The Tier III designed data center will cater for the growing demand in content data transmission in the Southern hemisphere. The facility is a primary interconnection point for two major intercontinental submarine cable networks, the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and Monet and can accommodate other submarine cables systems and data connections in Fortaleza for businesses and entities seeking to deliver data and expand their digital offerings in Brasil and Latin America and internationally to the USA and Africa.
AngoNAP Fortaleza will provide support for the rising demand from local and global content enterprises, connecting entities form cloud and content service providers to financial services firms that are reliant on colocation and low latency interconnection services across continents.
“The AngoNAP Fortaleza facility has far reaching prospects and benefits for CDN’s, IXP’s, OTT’s as well as national and international telecom operators, and content providers seeking to extend and expand their global reach and product offerings from Brazil to the world,” says António Nunes, Angola Cables CEO.
Located in one of the most important and concentrated cable center hubs in South America, the AngoNAP Fortaleza data center is carrier neutral. The infrastructure of the data center has been specifically designed to receive any submarine cable landing in Fortaleza and will provide multiple connection services for any operators or businesses requiring high capacity data services to run their modern, internet and technology driven enterprises. using submarine cables routes to expand business.
The recently completed facility is now open for business and offers scalability and continuous connectivity and hosting services for local, regional and international entities.
“From an Angola Cables viewpoint, our investment in the AngoNAP data center is an important one in advancing and expanding our business horizons. This is the first point of neutral connectivity to exist at Praia do Futuro (Beach of the Future) Technological Park in Fortaleza, Brasil. The data center which has the presents opportunities to land every demand of other cable systems and to our customers a visible benefit to have their contents hosting on Cloud and data center Angola Cables services, and giving them other possibilities to foster their businesses to world markets via our ultra-low latency SACS connection to Angonix in Luanda, Angola we are now on top tier capability to facilitate multilateral peering opportunities. “This has many advantages not just in meeting the rising demand for media rich content in the global digital economy but will improve links for trade, commerce, inter-government co-operation and academic learning on either side of the Atlantic and beyond,” says Nunes.
Owned and operated by Angola Cables, the advanced data centre currently occupies an area of 2 100m2 (Phase One), with a total area of 9 000m2 available for future expansion. The facility has an energy redundancy capacity of 12.5 MVA and currently houses 1 000 scalable racks offering customers a 99.98% service availability standard. Construction of the data center commenced in early 2017.
About Angola Cables
Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications multinational founded in 2009, operating in the wholesale market, its business is the sale of international transmission capacity through submarine fibre optic cables and IP Transit. SACS, Monet and WACS are the three submarine cable systems operated by Angola Cables, which connect four regions (South America, North America, Africa and Europe). Angola Cables manages Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point located in Luanda and the third largest in Africa. Angola Cables also manages two data centers: AngoNAP Fortaleza, in Fortaleza (Brazil) connected to SACS and Monet and carrier neutral to every cable systems, Luanda (Angola), AngoNAP Luanda, connected to SACS, WACS and additional systems for redundancy purposes.
For more information, please visit: https://www.angolacables.co.ao