Huawei continues data centre drive in Latin America

Huawei continues data centre drive in Latin America

A second data centre is on the cards for Huawei in Mexico, according to reports from an online event marking two years since Huawei’s first Latin American data centre opened in Chile. The precise location of the planned site has not yet been revealed.

Brazil’s São Paulo and Santiago each saw Huawei data centre openings earlier this year, bringing, with the new Mexican facility, a total of six data centres – two each – to the company’s three Latin America cloud regions in Brazil, Mexico and Chile.

The Bnamericas news service reports that each region will have a main site and smaller, supporting data centre. To these can be added eight Huawei availability zones and nine points-of-presence (PoP) for cloud services across Latin America. 

Nor is activity likely to slow down. Reports indicate a variety of new regions, availability zones and content-delivery networks (CDNs) are due to be launched by Huawei throughout Latin America, including CDNs in Paraguay and Uruguay, before the end of this year.

Bnamericas says CDNs in Bolivia, Barbados, Suriname, Belize, Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica and Nicaragua are likely to follow; they will be served by core data centres in the nearby cloud regions.

Latin America seems to be enjoying quite a lot of data centre activity lately, driven by demand from a variety of sectors ranging from media, gaming and tourism to banking retail and mining – as well, of course, as government. AWS, Microsoft and Google are also big players in the area, and Oracle recently confirmed the launch of a Mexican cloud region for 2022.

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