Equinix Plans USD 130 Million Data Center in Santiago, Chile: Report

Equinix announces plans for ST5, its fifth data center in Chile, with state-of-the-art infrastructure and significant investment.


  • Equinix to build ST5, its fifth data center in Santiago, Chile.
  • Cutting-edge infrastructure including emergency generators and autonomy features.
  • Ongoing expansion projects in Mexico and Brazil.

Follow Us

Equinix Plans USD 130 Million Data Center in Santiago, Chile: Report
Data center group Equinix is planning to build a new data center in Santiago, Chile. The US company has reportedly filed an environmental impact declaration for the construction of the ST5 unit, the company's fifth Chilean data center, according to a report from BN Americas.

Also Read: Colt DCS to Expand Data Center Campus in Hayes, West London

Equinix's Expansion in Chile

With an estimated investment of USD 130 million and spanning an area of 24,420 sqm, Equinix's ST5 is planned to be built in Santiago's Pudahuel district. Scheduled to commence in May 2025, the construction of ST5 will be carried out in stages, with the initial phase targeted for completion by April 2027.

State-of-the-Art Infrastructure

The complex will comprise two data rooms, an office module, and ample parking space. Equinix plans to equip ST5 with state-of-the-art infrastructure, including 16 emergency generator sets of 3,500kVA and one of 900kVA for the offices in the event of a power failure. It will also include an oil tank to provide autonomy for around 38 hours at full load.

Also Read: Equinix to Invest USD 42 Million in New Mumbai Data Center

The company has four data centers in Chile which it acquired in 2022, acquiring four Entel data centers in Chile and Peru for USD 705 million. The four facilities in Santiago – ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4 – have a total capacity of over 7.5 MW and a combined estimated area of 7,536 sqm.

Ongoing Expansion Projects

Equinix recently began the USD 46 million expansion of the ST2 facility in Ciudad de Los Valles, Pudahuel. The expansion is expected to conclude in Q1 2025. The company is also expanding its Mexico facility MX2 and its SP4 unit in Sao Paulo.

Equinix operates over 85 data centers in North America and South America, situated in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States, according to its website.

Reported By

From Arts and Journalism background, Yashika closely monitors developments and updates in OTT Space.

Recent Comments

TheAndroidFreak :

I don't have any hopes in telecom segment from BSNL as well as Vi. Vi+BSNL needs to be merged to…

BSNL Launches Indigenous 4G Site in Kolkata: Report

Faraz :

Yeah.. and a day before it was 99 percent 4G coverage. Not much to say when they spent lakhs of…

Indian Telcos Quality of Services a Concern for Government: Report

Shivraj Roy :

Concern just as elections are going on? “Oh our people have slow 4g due to nsa 4g oh my god…

Indian Telcos Quality of Services a Concern for Government: Report

Faraz :

In Newtown, BSNL don't even have wireline here. Only Airtel, Jio and Tata play are providing broadband service. Once you…

BSNL Kolkata Achieves 60,000 FTTH Customers Milestone

Rupesh :

We aren't poor. By looking at this number stop jumping to conclusions. This is only for Kolkata circle and only…

BSNL Kolkata Achieves 60,000 FTTH Customers Milestone

Load More
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments