US-based Highwinds, which describes itself as a leading provider in content delivery, network and IP services, has established an operation in Latin America to support the region’s growing content delivery and network services needs. In a press release the company said its regional footprint will be supported by the infrastructure expansion of its RollingThunder network into Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the hiring of two Brazilian industry veterans – Marco Medugno and Ricardo Pierini. The expansion plan is core to Highwinds’ strategic objective to provide fast, reliable CDN, IP transit, transport, peering and co-location services to and from the region.
Highwinds says its RollingThunder network consists of a ringed, redundant architecture made up of multiple 10Gbps connections between its more than 70 points of presence (PoP) worldwide. The network boasts more than 1,600 peering sessions and has visibility into 12,000 networks. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are connected to North America and Europe by multiple dedicated 10Gbps waves into Miami. Going forward, Highwinds will scale the infrastructure in line with sustained traffic growth in the region.