Terremark, the data center services arm of Verizon, has expanded its infrastructure at its Sao Paulo, Brazil data center, the company said Thursday. Terremark has taken over the Network Access Point (NAP) do Brasil and now operates the entire 185,000-square-foot data center facility, adding 15,000 square feet of raised floor space to its current operations.
"Our main focus in expanding our Sao Paulo data center is to provide local customers with a secure, highly available hosting environment for their mission-critical applications," said Hugo Zanon, general manager of Verizon's Brazilian Terremark operations. "The NAP do Brasil offers our multinational customers a globally connected facility they can leverage as they deploy the IT resources needed to tap the growing Brazilian and Latin American markets."
Brazil is a hot emerging market for IT infrastructure, which will be critical to supporting communications services for two global events being hosted by Brazil: the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
"Terremark is committed to offering customers leading-edge cloud computing and IT infrastructure solutions that are ideally suited to meet the needs of global companies that are expanding into emerging markets like Brazil," said Rodolfo Garcia, head of Verizon's Latin American Terremark operations. "Additionally, we are able to leverage our well-known managed security expertise to provide customers with a uniquely differentiated level of security for our cloud solutions."
Terremark's NAP do Brasil in Sao Paulo is home to a major Internet exchange point in Latin America with massive and diverse connectivity from the region's largest carriers.