CTEX Launches Cloud Hosting Platform for Latin America & the Caribbean

CTEX, a data center and managed hosting services provider from Curaçao, a Caribbean island with strict European-based privacy laws in place and connectivity through 5 submarine cables, has officially launched a cloud hosting  platform aimed at clients in Latin America & the Caribbean.

Curacao Technology Exchange (CTEX) launched a beta version of its cloud hosting platform a year ago but controlled distribution until it expanded and migrated the platform to its new Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV datacenter. Previously available to a select few customers, CTEX’s cloud hosting platform is now broadly available.

The company is building out four massive 71,000 square feet data center facilities on the island of Curaçao, part of Dutch Kingdom. The first of four Tier-IV data centers was commissioned this month.

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CU-1 is the first of CTEX’s four Curaçao-based Tier-IV data center facilities.

The island of Curaçao would offer many benefits to cloud hosting customers including strict European-based privacy laws; connectivity through 5 submarine cables with two additional ones planned for the year; a location outside the traditional hurricane belt and major seismic active zones, a multi-lingual workforce, and fiscal benefits for international companies locating their computing infrastructure, data and applications at the company’s datacenter.

“Customers have experienced zero down time with CTEX’s Cloud platform in the past,” said  Vannessa Varies, manager of cloud hosting services, CTEX. “The latest migration from a temporary data center and expansion to our Tier-IV data center gives customers even greater security and more flexibility to configure complex computing solutions.”

CTEX has deployed the latest data center technologies to support high density cloud hosting infrastructures. The company is offering six core solutions including cloud hosting, managed colocation, and managed hosting services. CTEX is funded by local pension funds, development banks, and regional financial institutions.