HostDime, a provider of managed hosting services, announced today it has completed construction of a new data and network operations center in Brazil, greatly expanding the hosting capacity of the company’s local division, HostDime Brazil.
When HostDime opened its international division in Brazil nearly three years ago, there were no plans to open a data center facility locally. However, rapidly rising demand for locally-hosted services in Brazil has made the move necessary, and will enable HostDime Brazil to boast a comparative advantage in terms of both reduced costs and greater accessibility. Its current client base of over 5,000 clients just from the Brazil division also has been creating a demand for local servers, and with more than 200% growth per year in the division, this facility expansion will propel further growth.
The new 5,000 square foot data center is located in the equivalent of Class-A office space, down the hall from HostDime Brazil’s business office in the same complex. The data center suite is fully supported by an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and generator to minimize service disruption in the event of a power-grid failure. HostDime originally selected João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil, to host its operations due to the city’s record as natural-disaster-free, with no hurricanes or earthquakes in its history. It is also the easternmost city in the Americas at 34º47’38″W, 7º9’28″S and is often cited as the second greenest city in the world. The data center is also one of the very few in the northern part of Brazil, helping businesses to host outside the saturated southern part of Brazil like São Paulo.
“Brazil has a population of over 200 million and is one of the fastest growing online countries in the world. While 80% of Brazilian websites are hosted out of the country due to lower costs, the completion of this facility is key to converting that 80% into a major source of growth for our Brazilian division,” said Emmanuel Vivar, HostDime CEO. “By hosting sites locally, latency can be reduced to under 75ms, compared to the more than 150ms latency for websites hosted on U.S.-based servers.”
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To learn more about HostDime Brazil, please visit http://www.hostdime.com.br.