The groundbreaking event in the Bajio region of Mexico marks the first phase of development of a four-building center campus that will come online in the Fall of 2023.
BAJIO MX October 11, 2022 – Layer 9 Data Centers, a data center solutions provider focused on delivering hyperscale capacity to the Latin American market, announced that the company has broken ground on the first phase of a planned 96MW data center campus in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The first phase of the campus is expected be operational in the Fall of 2023.
The new data center campus will be located in the Bajio region of Mexico, which encompasses Guanajuato and Queretaro, commonly regarded as the industrial heart of Mexico and a major data-center hub for hyperscale cloud service providers such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
“This is a proud day for me and the team at Layer 9,” said Michael Ortiz, CEO of Layer 9 Data Centers. “With the help and support of the government of Guanajuato, Amistad Industrial Developers, RIC Energy, and countless others, we have achieved a major milestone on our path to bringing hyperscale to Latin America.”
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by more than 100 people including the Governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, representatives from his government, Amistad Industrial Developers, RIC Energy, investors, prospects, and the local media.
In January 2022, Layer 9 secured a Power Purchase Agreement with access to no less to 100 MW of power, with exclusivity rights and secured options to acquire additional land and power in a second region of Mexico near Monterrey. Layer 9 plans to use this first phase of development in Guanajuato to springboard the company’s plans for expansion into other Latin American markets and EMEA.