AmCham Colombia, American Colombo Chamber of Commerce

ZETTA Data Center Complex to participate in 5th Digital America 2020 Congress



The community is designed for companies looking for the most reliable, efficient, secure and ready-to-grow infrastructure.

Bogota, October 2020 – The ZFB Group will participate in the 5th Digital America 2020 Congress, which will be held on October 14 and 15, a 100% online space that will allow you to meet attendees the new complex of ZETTA Data Center Complex of the ZFB Group, which is projected as the most important and large data center in Colombia , with 4,560 m2 of white area, which advances in the Bogota Free Zone and will start operations next year.

"Colombia is positioning itself as an important benchmark of data centers in the region. That's why we designed a world-class complex: ZETTA Data Center Complex, a multi-year zfB Group product for industry development. The project consists of four phases totaling 4,560 m2 of white area and the objective is to be constituted as one of the most important data centers in the region", says Juan Pablo Rivera, President of ZFB Group.

The community is designed for companies looking for the most reliable, efficient, secure and ready-to-grow infrastructure. In addition, it offers differential competitive advantages that respond to the needs of the Colombian and regional market in terms of security, availability and costs arising from investment and operation.

Free zones, ideal territory for Data Centers

"The free zones in Colombia are constantly looking for new technologies that allow us to be much more efficient and optimal in investment, these are an instrument that facilitates and promotes the attraction of such projects, because it makes us economically more profitable, both to the invester and to those who operate it," said Diego Mauricio Gaitan, general manager of Free Zone Developer.

Companies that contract the services of ZETTA Data Center Complex, will have the support of the ZFB Group, leader in the operation of free zones and incentive experts in free zones that have more than 23 years of experience in the development of competitive environments for business: free zones, industrial and service parks, infrastructure for logistics, industry, services and technology , thus becoming a great choice for industry and companies interested in settling in data centers in Colombia.

Main features of ZETTA Data Center Complex:

  • Design with TIER IV features in a TIER III data.
  • 24 white area rooms with electrical capacity of 304 KW Each.
  • High levels of security: double perimeter mesh with motion sensors, common areas and perimeter ring monitored by CLOSED circuit TV, pedestrian and vehicular controlled access, automated registration system for employees and visitors to Zona Franca Bogotá and availability of surveillance personnel 24 hours a day, every day of the year.   
  • Optimizations in terms of highly efficient design with PUE of 1.4 at full load, with the use of dry cooler technologies with free cooling mode for cooling white areas.
  • Triple power source: double power supply ring at different voltage levels (13.2 and 34.5 KV), diesel generation plants, which supports 100% of the operation of the Data center, Power-to-Gas Autogeneration plant, at a KWh cost lower than the ENEL-CODENSA rate for large consumers.
  • Scalable growth model that allows to quickly achieve efficiency in energy consumption (areas of 190 m2), with a scalability projection of 4,560 m2.
  • Diversity of connectivity offer with presence of 4 underwater cable nodes and 14 broadband providers, including Telefónica, Internexa, Claro, Tigo-UNE, C&W Networks, IFX Networks, among others.
  • Benefits of free zone incentives: The data center will have investment incentives for being within a free zone: VAT exemption and tariff for imported goods, equipment and inputs, nor will it pay VAT on goods and equipment purchased in the TAN (National Customs Territory) and will have the single income tax rate of 20%.
  • Preferential geographical location: Bogota functions as a HUB, as Colombia is strategically located in the middle of America. In addition, climate contributes to energy efficiency, which, coupled with low energy costs, make this a differential efficiency factor.