Customers gain access to first direct route between São Paulo and New York City
Boston, MA — April 18, 2013 — Seaborn Networks, the developer and operator of the first direct São Paulo – US cable system (Seabras-1), today announced it is establishing its first Brazil gateway in Equinix’s International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data center in São Paulo, Brazil. Equinix’s facility in São Paulo (SP2) provides data center services to customers in Latin America, and offers critical overseas connectivity to the financial and commercial center of the United States.
Seaborn Networks’ Brazil – US submarine cable is a four-fiber pair, 32 Tbps system that will offer the first direct route between São Paulo and New York City.
Equinix’s SP2 IBX data center is located in a key metropolitan area, offering a full range of interconnection and data center services to a wide range of financial, networks, enterprise, content, cloud and IT services companies.
For customers in Equinix’s SP2 data center, access to Seabras-1, the only direct route between São Paulo and the US, will be only a cross-connect away.
“Seaborn understands the importance of leveraging strategic points of presence in key metropolitan areas,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks. “We selected SP2 as our first gateway from Brazil to the US because it provides us with access to the single largest concentration of carriers, content providers and other companies that require a direct route between São Paulo and New York City.”
Jim Poole, General Manager, Global Networks and Mobility for Equinix, said “We are very pleased that Seaborn Networks has selected Equinix’s data center in São Paulo to offer its high quality service between the major commercial centers of Brazil and the US. We are seeing strong demand from Equinix customers for access to and from Latin American markets. By offering direct connectivity to Seaborn’s low latency route between São Paulo and New York we can support the needs of key global customers looking to expand in the region.”