International data center colocation provider EdgeConneX has added its 33rd data center market to its global “edge” data center portfolio. The EdgeConneX SCL01 data center in Santiago provides international service providers and local Santiago businesses with 7MWs of data center capacity.
With one of the largest economies in Latin America, 451 Research characterizes Chile as an emerging data center market, which means it is currently underserved with multi-tenant data center (MTDC) facilities, providing rapid market growth opportunities. Driven by this surging demand, throughout South America, EdgeConneX is creating regional and international business gateways with carrier-neutral edge facilities that may serve as connectivity, peering, processing and storage hubs.
“We welcome the arrival of EdgeConneX in Chile,” said Lucas Palacios, The Economy Minister for the Government of Chile. “Our country needs investment that focuses on technology, innovation and the sophistication of human capital that will make us more competitive in the region, and the world. This is particularly true in the context of the economic recovery we face in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Chile is a country that offers companies, operators, service providers and technology firms a solid platform for the growing digital economy. This is the direction that we are looking toward for the country’s future development.”
“The arrival of EdgeConneX as a global player in the edge data center space will accelerate the digital transformation Chile is experiencing and reinforce its position as a digital hub for Latin America,” said Andrés Rodríguez, Director of InvestChile. “The EdgeConneX installation, along with Oracle’s cloud infrastructure, will extend the benefits of the cloud to the region and foster new technological entrepreneurship.”
Oracle Cloud FastConnect
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 colocation data center in Santiago. Through collaboration with EdgeConneX, Oracle customers would be able to benefit from “reliable network access” to their cloud data and applications from Santiago. This can lead to improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility, and scalability when providing access to critical business data and functions.
Specifically architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle Cloud is an enterprise cloud delivering compute and networking performance meeting enterprise requirements. It also offers a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services – from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain.
“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Ross Brown, vice president product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With the FastConnect Service, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”
Edge Footprint in Latin America
EdgeConneX provides a full range of data center solutions worldwide – from hyperlocal to hyperscale, from purpose-built to build-to-order, working closely with their customers to offer choice in location, scale, and type of facility. EdgeConneX offers its data center services to a diverse portfolio of industries including Content, Cloud, Networks, Gaming, Automotive, SaaS, IoT, HPC, Security, and more.
“We are thrilled to further extend our edge footprint in Latin America with the addition of our newest data center in Santiago, a historically underserved data center market of the world,” said Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of EdgeConneX. “As a result, our service provider customers like Oracle can extend their solutions locally to enterprises and organizations that will gain access to low-latency connectivity and content delivery, as well as the finest private cloud services available. We are looking forward to be a part of Santiago’s current and future growth in the region’s digital economy.”