Brazil / Brasil: OneX announces expansion in Brazil

Dec 08, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

OneX, a data center newcomer, has announced that by the end of 2023, it plans to construct five data centers, with an investment of 75mn reais (US$13.2mn). The first of the five, based in the Vale do Aço (steel valley) region of Minas Gerais, was inaugurated on Tuesday. 

This data center, according to reports, has 1 Petabyte of storage capacity and 75KW of energy capacity, spanning 355 sqm (3,800 sq ft). Its second will be located in the same region and is forecast to open next year.

The following three will be scattered across 2022 and 2023.
Tiago Faria Bicalho, executive director and one of OneX's founding partners

Speaking about the expansion, Tiago Faria Bicalho, executive director and one of OneX's founding partners, told BNAmericas while the company was hosted in a structure at Microsoft. However, following a number of financial and security factors, it has repatriated its systems to go into the OneX facility.

He outlined: ​​"We then bought our first servers and hosted them at an Internet provider here in Vale do Aço. It was then that I found out that we didn't have skilled labor in the region to assemble the servers for me. Besides, there was no physical structure to meet the level of safety and quality I was looking for," he told BNAmericas. "I thought we should do all our own while also providing services to others. I took the idea to investors, who understood the demand and bet on the project."

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