The Matrix Data Center continues to invest in order to meet cloud computing demand for the coming years. Studies show that demand for the service is growing the segment will expand exponentially soon. Cloud computing revenues in Brazil only will rise to US$ 1.1 billion by 2017, according to consultants Frost & Sullivan. Cloud computing revenues in 2013 topped US$ 328 million.
“With market demand alone, we estimate 40% in growth for 2014 in business volume,” said Matrix VP of operations Eber Lacerda Junior. He went on to say that the flexibility of infrastructure resources and cost reduction are definite for migrating to cloud computing, but companies are also looking very closely at the issue of stability and availability when outsourcing IT services.
For this reason, recently Matrix announced investments of R$ 2 million in its São Paulo unit. The idea, according to Lacerda Junior, was to convert the Matrix data center into one of the only ones in Brazil to meet the best international physical security standards. The vault building located in São Paulo’s south side had its access reinforced full-time, with twice the number of personnel. Furthermore, 60 new high-definition surveillance cameras were installed, with 90-day image retention; two armored guardhouses; total protection of facilities by means by means of two layers of perforating coils and infrared alarm all around the property. Different accesses were also created for employees and visitors, main entrances with turnstile-doors and other entrances with proximity card systems reinforced by biometric access.