The Santos Port Authority (SPA) has signed a contract for the construction of a new data centre in partnership with Brazilian engineering company Zeittec.
SPA is designing the new centre to meet the growing demand for digital transformation.
The authority disclosed that the new Safe Room – a type of data centre with fire walls certified by NBR 10.636, capable of resisting a fire for up to 120 minutes (CF 120) – will be essential to guarantee the technological environment used by SPA in the management of operations at the Port of Santos.
Construction works are slated to start in January, with works to be completed in mid-2023.
“We are going to build a robust and resilient site, with redundant uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) and generators to provide high availability and security in data processing,” said Zeittec Commercial Director, Claudenir de Oliveira.
In addition to physical security, the Safe Room will have a highly efficient data communication network, with CAT 6A structured cabling and OM4 laser multimode optical fibres, which allow for greater bandwidth.
Prior to this, Zeittec had already implemented several Safe Rooms in Brazil – such as the TRF-4 and Sanepar Data Centers.
At the end of last year, the Government of Brazil said it will not go ahead with the privatisation of the Port of Santos.
Former-President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration had previously mapped out plans to privatise the port – the largest in Latin America – in the second half of 2022.