Paraguay’s ICT ministry has recently launched a tender for the construction of a state-of-the-art data center. The data center, which will be built in the Chaco area, Nueva AsunciĆ³n district, will require an investment of US$18.9 million and is expected to have a surface area of 5,569m2 and 1,921m2 externally. The facility will house 110 racks for IT equipment and 58 for telecoms networks, with projected capacity of 5MW.

The data center must be Tier III certified and sustainable operation must have gold Tier certification. The modular design will allow for future expansion without interrupting or hindering the operations of the current solution. The ministry needs the data center to meet rising demand, as it supports a large number of services such as website hosting, emails, online management and connectivity for organizations and public spaces.