Ascenty, Latin America’s leader in colocation services – with 22 proprietary data centers spread across Brazil, Chile and Mexico, 15 of which are in operation and seven under construction – will link up to all Cable Landing Stations (connection points to international submarine cables) by the end of 2020.
Ascenty’s fiber optic network will be connected to all submarine cables currently in operation in Brazil, connected to three stations: Praia Grande, in the State of São Paulo, Praia do Futuro, in Ceará, and Rio de Janeiro; as well as two others that will be completed by the end of the year: Malbec Cable, linking Brazil and Argentina, and EllaLink, connecting Brazil and Europe, which contractors say are on track to be finished by December 2020.
By expanding the Cable Landing network in Brazil, the connection between countries, continents and states improves the capacity to send telecommunications signals over long distances, since submarine cables are responsible for 99% of communications between countries separated by oceans.
All Ascenty data centers are connected to the new NAP Brazil, which forms a complete connectivity ecosystem. That means all Ascenty customers have full access to the connectivity and solutions ecosystem.
“This scenario will give us the perfect interconnection environment for our customers, who are looking for a low-latency, high-capacity interconnection. Because in addition to connectivity with all Cable Landing Stations, we also have the Network Access Point (NAP), which are one or more points with high connectivity potential and access to the world’s leading carriers,” said Marcos Siqueira, Vice President of Operations at Ascenty.
The main objective of having a connection between the data center and the Cable Landing Station is to ensure that information reaches customers quickly and reliably, thus enabling a vast array of projects, interconnections and global reach.
Ascenty was named leader of the ISG Provider Lens™ 2020 Colocation Services Quadrant in Brazil, as the independent study by the Information Services Group (ISG) emphasized that the company “provides unparalleled capacity to accommodate the large data centers of the most demanding customers.” According to analyst and author of the ISG report, Pedro Bicudo, Ascenty has been providing an excellent contribution towards developing the data center market in Brazil. “Its investment capacity to expand the service offering is unparalleled, ensuring that companies can grow their digital businesses without worrying about the data center space, which is always accessible through Ascenty,” Bicudo said.
In addition to creating a routing point for international carriers within Ascenty, it also guarantees the best transport between underwater stations and the data center through the underground optical fiber network, offering a high-quality connection, very low latency and international reach.
With a fully interconnected ecosystem, Ascenty’s data centers are carrier neutral, allowing customers to connect via dozens of national and international carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISP) or even Ascenty’s dedicated network.