Serpro to build US$75mn data center in Rio de Janeiro

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brazilian federal data processing agency Serpro will build a 120mn-real (US$75mn) data center at its new Rio de Janeiro office, news source Baguette reported.

The project is currently in the tender process for construction, but the government has slated the first phase of the data center, with a 10mn-real investment, to wrap up during the first half of 2012.

"We are going to build this data center in a modular way, according to the demand of events in the city," Serpro president Marcos Mazoni was quoted saying, in reference to the Rio+20 UN Conference on sustainable development next year, the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Mazoni said the facility will be tier 3, which according to him ensures high security levels for most critical applications. He added that the data center is likely to host a private cloud for national airport authority Infraero and another one for other players involved in the tourism industry.