Cirion Technologies Data Center in Ecuador receives new Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

Cirion Technologies Data Center in Ecuador receives new Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

Cirion Technologies Data Center in Ecuador receives new Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

Certification marks the highest standard for Data Centers, and in order to receive it companies need to comply with strict requirements, assessed by certified engineers. 

Quito, May 25 2023.- Cirion Technologies Quito Data Center Carcelén, Ecuador, received the “Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility” from the Uptime Institute. This certification guarantees that their facility was built according to design, and confirms their ability to comply with availability requirements, as defined.  Thus, Cirion confirms its international recognition, ensuring that their services meet the highest standards to become the strategic partner of large companies in the country.

“Receiving the Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute confirms that Cirion has put the greatest effort into the implementation of international norms and standards, so that IT services – a key resource for organizations – are always operational,” said Felipe Gomez Jaramillo, Data Center Cloud &Security Director in Cirion for the Andean Region.

 

“This recognition means that the data centers were designed and built to maintain high availability of IT services, even during the execution of maintenance work or replacement of any white area distribution or capacity component. We have the required coverage, the service, and the necessary customer care model to ensure the highest quality, availability and security to support our customers’ business”, he added.

There are 4 levels of certifications issued by the Uptime Institute, and Tier III is among the most advanced ones.  Companies interested in receiving this certification must meet various requirements, have strict preventive maintenance procedures for their infrastructure, processes and operations.

As far as connectivity is concerned, they must hold a complete network, physical routes and independent access cameras, as well as an ultra-low latency network. When it comes to power, their equipment needs to include state-of-the-art fault-tolerant features. Air conditioning must be adequate and concurrent with efficient cooling management.

Fire protection is of the essence; rooms must be built with fire resistant and flame-retardant material, early detection and automatic fire suppression systems. Additionally, constant monitoring, identity verification, and movement control, as well as 24/7 security personnel, and video surveillance system have to be included within the facilities.

“Companies are constantly facing great challenges in their digital transformation processes,” stated Gomez Jaramillo. “This is why, at Cirion, we continue to invest and develop our data centers to offer the best performance and flexibility for those applications that increasingly define the current technological landscape.

Key Facts:

  • The Tier III of Constructed Facility recognition indicates the data center’s operation meets the requirements determined by the global parameter system and the demands of the Uptime Institute for Simultaneous Maintenance.
  • The Carcelén data center also received the Tier III Certification of Design Documents from the Uptime Institute, which recognizes high design standards for data center infrastructure and capability.
  • Data center operators have the ability to isolate components and perform planned maintenances without suspending or affecting the data center’s operations.
  • Cirion measures and enhances its data center and security services, on a regular basis. An important part of the maintenance process includes updating and renewing certification of their facilities; this is the foundation for their strict information security policies both for traditional and cloud services.
  • Cirion’s data centers received several certifications, such as Tier III from the Uptime Institute, SAP Hosting, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud and Infrastructure Partner, ISO/IEC 9001, 20000-1, 22301, 27001, 27017, 27018 in addition to maintaining compliance with PCI-DSS, ISAE3402 SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3, reflecting the company’s commitment to maintain the high-quality levels determined by international standard for their data centers management.

About the Uptime Institute

The Uptime Institute developed the Tier Certification over 25 years ago to measure data centers, and how these can meet an organization’s needs. These certifications have earned worldwide recognition since then and provide a unique excellence brand for high-performing businesses. The certification process also includes face-to-face visits to prove compliance with the strict requirements aimed at guaranteeing the availability and high performance of the facilities.

With more than 2,500 Tier Certifications issued in over 110 countries around the globe, the Uptime Institute Tier Certification is the data center industry standard for design, construction, and on-going operations.

About Cirion

Cirion is a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, offering a comprehensive suite of fiber network, connectivity, colocation, cloud infrastructure, and communication and collaboration solutions with the purpose of furthering Latin America´s progress through technology. Cirion serves over 5500 Latin America-based and multinational customers, including enterprises, government agencies, cloud service providers, carriers, ISPs, and other leading businesses. The Company owns and operates a facilities-based network and data center portfolio, with extensive coverage spanning across the Latin America region. Learn more about Cirion at www.ciriontechnologies.com

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Cirion Technologies Data Center in Ecuador receives new Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

Cirion Strengthens Regional Data Center Platform with New 20-Megawatt Facility in Perú

Cirion Strengthens Regional Data Center Platform with New 20-Megawatt Facility in Perú

Lurín facility will be a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient data center with direct fiber connectivity to Cirion’s existing ecosystem-dense facility in Lima, and will provide interconnect-oriented colocation capacity to the region’s rapidly growing data center market 

MIAMI, June 06, 2023 – Cirion, a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, today announced that the Company has started construction on a new 12,000 square meters, 20-megawatt carrier-neutral data center in the industrial district of Macropolis in Lurín, Perú. Cirion is backed by Stonepeak, a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets with more than $55 billion in assets under management and an extensive portfolio of communications and digital infrastructure investments globally.

The new data center is expected to open in the first quarter of 2025 and will be well-equipped to meet the needs of hyperscale cloud service providers, carriers, content providers, and enterprises that require scalable infrastructure. Strategically located in Lurín, the facility will have access to a business-friendly environment, renewable energy, diverse metro and long-haul connectivity to major cities and tech hubs in the region, and proximity to international subsea cable networks to facilitate minimal latency between Latin America and other regions.

In line with the Cirion’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, and the Company’s commitment to technological innovation, the new facility will be one of the most energy efficient data centers in the region, with a market-leading PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness).

“The development of this new data center is another important step in our journey to grow our platform of low-latency, interconnected data centers and establish a thriving digital ecosystem across Latin America,” said Facundo Castro, CEO for Cirion Technologies. “In a world where data-driven and multi-cloud technology is advancing the way we work and live, and data is the pillar for groundbreaking business decisions, it’s important for data to be properly stored, processed, assured, and analyzed. The surging popularity of IoT, 5G, AI, networks, and streaming content has fueled an unrelenting demand for capacity, and data centers are critical to keeping these services running.”

The Lurín-based data center will be directly connected through redundant fiber to Cirion’s existing ecosystem-dense data center in Lima, located only 35 kilometers away, and integrated into Cirion’s broader carrier-neutral platform comprising 18 data centers across Latin America. Cirion’s data centers offer cloud providers and enterprises scalable colocation, cross connectivity, and disaster recovery capabilities, and allows customers to connect directly to 90+ carriers and public cloud providers in the region with peer-to-peer connectivity.

About Cirion:

Cirion is a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, offering a comprehensive suite of fiber network, connectivity, colocation, cloud infrastructure, and communication and collaboration solutions with the purpose of furthering Latin America’s progress through technology. Cirion serves over 5,500 Latin America-based and multinational customers, including enterprises, government agencies, cloud service providers, wireline and wireless carriers, ISPs, and other leading businesses. The Company owns and operates a facilities-based network and data center portfolio, with extensive coverage spanning across the Latin America region. Learn more about Cirion at www.ciriontechnologies.com

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Cirion Expands Network and Data Centers Across Latin America

Cirion Expands Network and Data Centers Across Latin America

Cirion Expands Network and Data Centers Across Latin America

Through its extensive fiber footprint, data centers and network assets, Cirion aims to assist companies of Latin America’s most relevant industries in their path to digital transformation. 

MIAMI, April 11, 2023 – To better serve the growing demands of our customers and continue to migrate workloads to hybrid cloud solutions, Cirion, a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, announced the expansion of its fiber network and data center capabilities across Latin America.

The expansions include new data centers and network infrastructure, with the addition of several new data centers across Latin America which will be interconnected with Cirion´s existing data centers, providing customers with increased redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities.

“We believe in the development of the economies of the region, supporting digital business models,” said Facundo Castro, CEO of Cirion Technologies. “As Latin America’s leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality services and technologies and these expansions reflect Cirion´s continued commitment to providing our customers with the most comprehensive suite of solutions to support their digital transformation across the region.”

During 2022, Cirion data centers facilities in São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Quito (Ecuador), Cali (Colombia) and Lima (Peru) had approximately a 12% increase in installed capacity. In 2023 the expansion plans continue with the construction of a new data center facility in the Quilicura region in Santiago (Chile), another one in the industrial district of Macropolis in Lurin (Perú) and a new building in Cotia, São Paulo, in addition to the expansion of the installed capacity of the data center in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Together, they will increase more than 6 MW of capacity in 2023. Cirion data centers are implementing new monitoring infrastructure, control and management services while offering customers additional space for housing servers, networking devices and other computing equipment.

Furthermore, to ensure the highest level of quality and compliance with rigorous international standards, our regional data centers successfully completed 3 new certification processes and received 47 recertifications throughout 2022.

In 2023 Cirion is launching its new Bare Metal Cloud solution, service that offers automated computational capacity, located close to large commercial centers, so that companies’ solutions enjoy very low latency. With Bare Metal Cloud, Cirion brings greater cloud agility to computing infrastructure through an innovative “as a service” capability. This technology will initially be available to Cirion customers throughout Brazil with computing needs in São Paulo as of March, and the northeast region, as of April. And throughout the year, it will be available in the other countries of the region.

Regarding connectivity, Cirion has expanded its Latin America fiber network by deploying 1,187 kilometers of optical fiber, added 74 Tb/s of capacity to our terrestrial optical networks, and added peering capacity, allowing more than 27 Tb/s exchanges with other providers. In 2023, we will increase our submarine capacity by more than 23Tb in the different segments of the submarine cables, bringing our submarine network to a total capacity of 132 TB.

Moreover, 6 new nodes were added to the more than 700 of our network in Latin America to offer more services to more users (each new node represents a new market).

Additionally, the company recently announced it is investing in a high bandwidth Ethernet architecture to enhance experiences on its platform and deliver updated Ethernet services to more than 14 major Latin American cities, and the expansion of its secure SD-WAN Managed Service, delivering organizations with networks and security in a single, high-value-added converging solution.

“Our customers need faster, more accessible bandwidth to support technologies such as Internet of Things, augmented reality, voice and video apps, particularly in those industries where latency is critical, such as entertainment, content creation, e-commerce, and public cloud service providers,” said Leonardo Barbero, President of Products and Enterprise Sales for Cirion Technologies. “Our top goal is to stay on top of new network demands and continuously deliver robust, high-quality services across our network and data center infrastructure. As demand increases, becomes more complex or changes, our platform will adapt to ensure we’re offering the best digital experience possible.” 

About Cirion:

Cirion is a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, offering a comprehensive suite of fiber network, connectivity, colocation, cloud infrastructure, and communication and collaboration solutions with the purpose of furthering Latin America’s progress through technology. Cirion serves over 5,500 Latin America-based and multinational customers, including enterprises, government agencies, cloud service providers, wireline and wireless carriers, ISPs, and other leading businesses. Cirion owns and operates a facilities-based network and data center portfolio, with extensive coverage spanning across the Latin America region. Learn more about Cirion at www.ciriontechnologies.com

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Cirion’s Housing and Colocation Services: Credit Card Data Transit Securely through their Data Centers

Cirion’s Housing and Colocation Services: Credit Card Data Transit Securely through their Data Centers

Cirion’s Housing and Colocation Services: Credit Card Data Transit Securely through their Data Centers

Its data centers in the region have obtained PCI-DSS compliance after a successful evaluation process assessing compliance with its requirements. This ensures the security of credit card data passing through the company’s data centers, and is aimed primarily at preventing fraud, attacks, and data loss. 

BUENOS AIRES, May 04, 2023 – To continue ensuring the security of customer information, Cirion Technologies, a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, has finalized the 2023 assessment process for the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), and maintained compliance with requirements 9, 11.1 and 12 (applicable to service providers) in its data centers in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Curitiba (Brazil), Bogota (Colombia XV and SUBA) and Cali (Colombia), Quito (Carcelén) and Guayaquil (Ecuador), Lima (Peru), Santiago (Chile) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Additionally, there are the Landing Station in Lurín (Peru) and the Teleport in the Argentine capital.

For any company working with confidential data, such as personal or banking information, adopting security measures is critical as it helps organizations and administrative entities protect and transmit more confidence to their users.

This compliance validates the security of credit card data transiting through Cirion’s data centers, and its main objective is to prevent fraud, attacks, and data loss.

PCI-DSS is an international security standard established by the PCI Security Standards Council, an organization founded by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover, for companies that store, process, or transmit card data.

“This compliance represents an important competitive differential and signals the market that we meet the corporate demands of our customers in e-commerce, banking, finance, and other associated industries who need the peace of mind from knowing that their IT services are hosted on a service provider focused on its customer’s information security”, commented Alexandre Simcsik, Director of Data Center Operations at Cirion.

Cirion operates one of the most interconnected carrier-neutral data center platforms in Latin America, with 18 data centers of its own.  Its portfolio of services offers an IT platform to support business applications with cloud and security solutions, as well as infrastructure such as Hosting and Colocation, developed with an architecture based on strict physical and logical security standards to offer reliable services.

To learn about all of the company’s certifications and compliances to ensure and maintain the level of quality of its services, access this link.

About Cirion:

Cirion is a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, offering a comprehensive suite of fiber networks, connectivity, colocation, cloud infrastructure, and communications and collaboration solutions with the purpose of furthering Latin America’s progress through technology. Cirion serves over 5,500 Latin America-based and multinational customers, including enterprises, government agencies, cloud service providers, wireline and wireless carriers, ISPs, and other leading businesses.  Cirion owns and operates a portfolio of networks and data centers, with extensive coverage throughout the Latin American region.

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Cirion Expands Network and Data Centers Across Latin America

Cirion Technologies strengthens its leadership team in the Andean region

Cirion Technologies strengthens its leadership team in the Andean region

María Claudia Rey joins the Cirion team in Bogotá, Colombia.

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, March 27, 2023 –   To strengthen its regional leadership team, Cirion Technologies, a leading provider of digital infrastructure and technology, today announced the appointment of María Claudia Rey as Vice President of Sales for the Andean Cluster – Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

María Claudia takes on the position with responsibility for developing, leading, and executing Cirion’s commercial strategy for the Andean Region, coupled with the expansion of its infrastructure, products, and services to support its customers’ ongoing digital transformation and value creation.

María Claudia has a degree in Economics from Javeriana University, is specialized in Corporate Finance at Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración CESA and holds a PDD from INALDE. She has over 25 years of experience leading high performance teams in several companies and has worked many years in leadership positions as President and Vice President of sales and customers, in technology companies such as Links, Atento, Compuredes, Arus, and most recently as commercial and business Vice President at PROTECCIÓN S.A., a pension and severance fund in Colombia.

Married for over 24 years to Felipe, María Claudia has two children – Santiago and María José – and is passionate about family, friends, and sports, highlighting her preference for marathons and a healthy lifestyle. She is part of the women’s community on Boards of Directors, and she is certain that gender equality strengthens both women and organizations.

“This new challenge is a privilege for me, even more so in a company with Cirion’s track record in Latin America. In an industry that constantly adapts to the evolution of new technologies, Cirion innovates, gets ahead, and is dedicated to delivering the best customer experience, supported by a professional, talented, and passionate team that understands the needs of organizations in Latin America. I am very happy to join this team and I am confident in the success of this new professional stage in my life,” comments María Claudia.

About Cirion

Cirion is a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, offering a comprehensive suite of fiber networks, connectivity, colocation, cloud infrastructure, and communications and collaboration solutions with the purpose of furthering Latin America’s progress through technology. Cirion serves over 5,500 Latin America-based and multinational customers, including enterprises, government agencies, cloud service providers, wireline and wireless carriers, ISPs, and other leading businesses. Cirion owns and operates a portfolio of networks and data centers, with extensive coverage throughout the Latin American region.

Learn more about Cirion at www.ciriontechnologies.com

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