HostDime investing in datacenter retrofits, new sites and solar plant in LatAm

Florida-based datacenter group HostDime is investing to improve all of its tier 3 facilities in Latin America to the prime tier 4 certification, issued by the Uptime Institute, whereas it plans to open new sites and increase to new international locations, Brazil COO Lucas Montarroios (in photograph) advised BNamericas.

HostDime didn’t disclose particular capex, however Montarroios mentioned the group is investing “billions of {dollars},” including that the corporate plans to achieve different markets in Latin America from 2023. 

The firm has 5 datacenters in three international locations in Latin America – Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The firm additionally owns datacenters in the US, the UK, India and Taiwan.

In Latin America, HostDime is about to open its second datacenter in Colombia, first introduced in early 2020.

Called Nebula, the tier 4 website is in a tech park close by Bogotá. The 6,000m2 facility has 6MW of capability and reportedly required an funding of US$24mn.

Meanwhile in Mexico, the corporate is because of start the development of a second datacenter in Guadalajara. The group already operates a tier 3 datacenter in the town, which like its different sites is anticipated to bear retrofitting works.

The funding in the new Guadalajara website features a 10-storied workplace and a 4-storied datacenter in an space of over 11,000m2. The firm purchased the land in December and beforehand mentioned the power would come on-line in 4Q23.

“Once we begin building in Mexico, we are going to look to accumulate land for a new datacenter [in a new market],” mentioned the COO, who didn’t need to reveal which Latin American international locations are on the corporate’s radar.


In Brazil, the corporate is investing in the retrofit of its tier 3 datacenter in João Pessoa, Paraíba state.

“In Brazil, there’s solely a non-public tier 4 datacenter, there isn’t any business tier 4. We need to be pioneers and get forward of the market by being the primary tier 4,” Montarroios mentioned.

He mentioned that the João Pessoa website is probably the most licensed datacenter in Latin America, together with the ISO and Uptime certifications.

The datacenter can be one of many few that serves the northeast of Brazil, the second most populous area in the nation however that has traditionally grappled with lack of connectivity and widespread telecom infrastructure.

Among different datacenters in the northeast are these of Ascenty and Angola Cables. Both sites are tier 3-certified and positioned in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza, capital of Ceará state and a serious submarine cable hub.

“They even have a very completely different audience. We do not have a minimal goal, we serve prospects who need from a single devoted server to prospects who need plenty of racks for colocation.”

According to Montarroios, HostDime plans to open two new datacenters in Brazil’s northeast: one in Pernambuco state capital Recife and one other in Bahia capital Salvador. Both initiatives, nonetheless, are anticipated just for 2023 onwards.

In addition to the João Pessoa website, HostDime gives datacenter companies in São Paulo, however with out its personal infrastructure. There, the corporate rents area in a datacenter from Lumen, a world HostDime companion, to put its personal racks and have its personal working workers. 

There aren’t any plans to have its personal datacenter in São Paulo.

The northeast growth can be a part of the corporate’s technique to strengthen its place as a key participant in edge computing, in partnership with answer and product suppliers.

In edge, the datacenter construction is “decentralized” into smaller sites, interconnected with the principle one, to carry the content material nearer to the end-customer, rising availability, efficiency and lowering latency.


The firm can be ending the development of a photovoltaic park in Pilar in Paraíba state, from which it expects to provide 100% of the facility for the João Pessoa datacenter.

The challenge is solely performed by HostDime, with an preliminary funding of 5.5mn reais (simply over US$1mn), and is anticipated to open in July, in response to Montarroios. 

The park is positioned in an space of 12,000m2, with greater than 2,000 photovoltaic modules.

It is anticipated to generate a median of 122,500kWh monthly, equal to the consumption of over 800 households.

HostDime’s datacenter in João Pessoa has complete set up capability of 1,500KVA and a median PUE (power usage effectiveness) of lower than 1.5, in response to the corporate.

It additionally has connections to the details of web visitors, nationwide and worldwide, and is interconnected by optical fiber, the COO mentioned.

According to Montarroios, HostDime operates a fiber community in the northeast, which not too long ago arrived in the southeast area.


Over the previous years, HostDime has gone via a course of of reworking its enterprise mannequin from being an organization completely targeted on internet hosting to 1 that not gives it, however is as an alternative devoted to server, colocation, storage, back-up, safety as a service and monitoring.

HostDime additionally plans to launch naked metal-as-a-service, commercially, by the tip of the 12 months, mentioned the COO. Such a mannequin permits for small enterprises to have a low-cost answer that may scale and automate the allocation of sources rapidly. 

“You can do a fast rent via the web site and in a matter of two minutes the server is operational and prepared to make use of,” Montarroios mentioned.

The mannequin will not be new to the market. 

Among different firms, IBM already gives naked metal-as-a-service and Equinix, one other huge datacenter participant, has simply launched it.

“We needed to be pioneers in the launch of this product, however it was not doable. By the tip of the 12 months, nonetheless, we intend to be up with the most important gamers in this discipline,” mentioned the COO.

Overall, HostDime experiences 5,000 prospects in Brazil.

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