Web hosting provider HostDime announced on Thursday that it has opened its new data center in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Based in Orlando, Florida, HostDime has worked over the past 16 months to build its 10,000 square foot data center in Mexico, and says the area is a vital part of its global expansion plans.
The facility is fully equipped with powerful generators, UPS systems, security, and fire suppression systems, and was built with green energy efficiency based on proprietary technologies like aerodynamic design by HostDime engineer David Vivar.
HostDime used a POD design to enable on-demand scalability and efficiency, and to be adapted to house many different services including dedicated servers, public/private cloud servers and VPS servers. Clients also have the option of physically housing server hardware in HostDime’s Mexico data center through its colocation offering, according to the press release.
HostDime says its Mexico network has two diverse and redundant connections from Alestra with direct peering from Telmex, the biggest ISP in Mexico, and MegaCable, the biggest ISP cable network in Mexico. Both run multiple Gigabit fiber connections into the facility, and HostDime says it results in high performance routing within Mexico.
“Establishing this state-of-the-art data center in Mexico was vital in our expansion plans,” HostDime’s vice president of global operations, Manny Vivar said in a statement. “Mexico is a strong emerging market in Latin America. Local companies doing business in Mexico need the data center infrastructure to deploy their applications in the cloud. HostDime is one of the very few companies who actually physically operate a data center in Mexico. We wanted to deliver our decades of experience in datacenters to one of the fastest growing technology markets in all of the Americas. The demand for your business presence in Mexico has never been more promising than today.”
Spanish is the third most popular language used on the Internet, and many web hosts have set up a presence in Latin America through partnerships to capture some of that market. Recently, Mexican web hosting provider Xpress Hosting partnered with web backup service Dropmysite to co-brand its website and email backup solution.
Talk back: Have you explored an expansion in Latin America through Mexico? What do you think of HostDime’s infrastructure expansion? Let us know in a comment.