Millicom’s Tigo Paraguay has commissioned a new data centre from Flexenclosure to be built in Paraguay.
The deal marks Flexenclosure’s first foray into Latin America, and the data centre – scheduled to go live in April - will be the first professional colocation facility in the country. It will be located in Paraguay’s capital Asunción.
Millicom has adopted a unique hybrid construction, including a traditional bricks and mortar office building combined with Flexenclosure’s prefabricated eCentre data centre modules, thereby reducing time to deliver the new facility and maintaining the quality and reliability of the new data centre. The eCentre modules have been completed at Flexenclosure’s factory in Vara, Sweden, and the modules are currently being transported to Paraguay.
Tigo Paraguay plans to expand into business services such as co-location and cloud services to support its business clients by delivering enhanced resiliency and reliability of the Tigo network as well as expanded customer services.
Recent natural disasters in Paraguay have highlighted the importance of having a world class data centre in the country which can guarantee a very high uptime (999.982%). This positions Tigo Paraguay strongly as the partner of choice for enterprises looking for reliable primary IT production sites or back up disaster recovery sites.
The new data centre will also become the central primary site of the Tigo’s network in Paraguay, providing a strong platform on which to support the highest quality network with minimal interruption for all customers.
Juan Emilio Roa, Paraguay Tigo Business Director said: “We see significant opportunities to drive the development of the co-location and cloud services market in Paraguay and need a high quality data centre facility that we can easily and efficiently expand as our business grows. The production quality, guaranteed delivery time and product flexibility were all important factors in our decision and we’re confident that this data centre will serve the needs of our growing corporate clients.”