South America sees more data centre development

South America sees more data centre development

Recent deals involving Chile and Brazil underline the continuing growth of the data centre market in South America.

Data centre solutions provider EdgeConneX has announced the addition of Chile to its global Edge data centre portfolio – its 33rd data centre market.

The company says that the EdgeConneX Santiago, SCL01, facility provides international service providers and local Santiago businesses with 7MWs of high-quality, low-latency data centre capacity. EdgeConneX is already planning to build SCL02 on its Santiago campus, bringing additional resources to meet continued demand from multiple service providers.

As one of the anchor customers in Santiago, Oracle will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect at the EdgeConneX data centre in Santiago. Through collaboration with EdgeConneX, Oracle customers can benefit from reliable network access to their cloud data and applications from Santiago. 

As an emerging data centre market, Chile is currently underserved with multi-tenant data centre  facilities, providing rapid market growth opportunities. Driven by this surging demand throughout South America, EdgeConneX says it is creating regional and international business gateways with carrier-neutral edge facilities that serve as connectivity, peering, processing and storage hubs.

This news follows hard on the heels of another South American data centre announcement after the International Finance Corporation said it had given Brazilian data centre firm ODATA Brasil a $30 million loan.

The money will be used to fund the company’s expansion across South America, as well as in its existing data centres in the region.

It’s further evidence of large demand for data centre capacity in South America and of ODATA’s own expansion in recent years. Founded in 2015 and based in Sao Paulo, the company offers colocation services from its three data centres in Brazil and one in Colombia. It has also started construction of a new data centre in Mexico, has plans for a facility in Chile and is developing a new building in Rio de Janeiro.

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