Vultr, an independent cloud infrastructure provider, has announced intentions to significantly expand its worldwide footprint, beginning with the opening of a new cloud data center in São Paulo, Brazil.
With the launch in Brazil, Vultr says it now has two and a half times the number of worldwide data center locations as for example DigitalOcean, solidifying the company’s position as an independent cloud provider with a broad global footprint.
The establishment of São Paulo, the firm’s first South American data center facility, is in response to demand from developers and companies in the region, and will see the company provide its Cloud Compute instances and High Frequency Compute instances for the first time on the continent.
Vultr’s future sites will be located in Madrid, Spain; Melbourne, Australia; and Warsaw, Poland. The cloud provider now has 20 locations available, including recently opened facilities in Mexico City and Stockholm.
$150M Credit Arrangement
Vultr was founded in 2014 by David Aninowsky and has developed enormously without ever taking on any equity investment. Vultr’s potential to expedite worldwide expansion was bolstered in early 2021 by a $150 million credit arrangement with J.P. Morgan and Bank of America. During 2021, the firm also introduced new developer-focused solutions including the Vultr Kubernetes Engine and secured more than 350 partners for its new channel network.
“Vultr’s value proposition of providing easy-to-use, high performance cloud infrastructure at a fair, predictable price resonates with businesses and developers who are tired of the complexity and cost of the Big Tech clouds,” said J.J. Kardwell, CEO of Constant, the company that created Vultr (Vultr is Constant’s flagship product). “Vultr’s independence is a significant advantage, and we’ve been able to rapidly expand our cloud data center locations to increase accessibility for businesses and developers around the world. With three new locations planned for 2022 and more in the works, we are well-positioned to become the preeminent independent provider of cloud infrastructure for businesses and developers around the world.”
Vultr’s recent launch in Brazil, as well as forthcoming data center sites in Spain, Australia, and Poland, are intended to help the firm achieve its goal of making high-performance cloud computing “easy to use, economical, and locally available” for businesses and developers all around the world.