EdgeConneX, a company specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, has unveiled its first Edge Data Center (EDC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This new EDC would provide underserved regions in South America with “high-quality, low-latency” content delivery, cloud access and international interconnectivity in an N+1, carrier neutral facility.
The multi-tenant Edge Data Center will be located at Parque Industrial Pilar, one of the largest industrial districts in South America, which serves as the hub to hundreds of national and multinational companies. While developing their highly-interconnected facility, EdgeConneX has built a strong ecosystem of industry partners that will offer services from the Buenos Aires EDC. In addition to Silica Networks, this ecosystem includes Claro Argentina, Internexa, IPLAN, Metrotel, Telecom Argentina, while also providing access to regional Internet exchanges.
The Buenos Aires EDC will serve as a connectivity and peering platform, offering extensive fiber, density and peering options to customers with wholesale economics. As a result, enterprises and organizations throughout the region would gain access to low-latency connectivity and content delivery, as well as advanced cloud and communications services previously unavailable to the region.
“We are very excited to welcome EdgeConneX’s innovative Edge Data Center model to Argentina, which is clearly in line with Argentina’s Data Center Promotion Project, an Argentine government effort led by the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency,” said Francisco Cabrera, Minister of Production of Argentina. “The new Buenos Aires EDC will provide the region with economic growth through the introduction of cutting-edge technology and connectivity, making Argentina a more attractive location for data investment by enterprises across a wide range of industries.”
EdgeConneX’s Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users. This would help establish “a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the Internet.”
“As a result of the impending Buenos Aires EDC, many local market customers will gain the ability to access and utilize a wider range of cutting-edge cloud services,” said Horacio Martinez, CEO of Silica Networks. “The establishment of this EDC will provide substantial economic savings as well as low-latency connectivity for the transmission of bandwidth-intensive data and content, making it easier than ever for regional enterprises to implement advanced cloud strategies.”
In collaboration with its customers, EdgeConneX has recognized the need for Edge services across the globe as cloud applications require localization and availability in the most proximate location to enterprise and consumer end-users.
“We are thrilled to extend the Internet’s Edge into South America, specifically into the Buenos Aires market,” said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer (CCO) of EdgeConneX. “As we continue to expand the edge globally in partnership with our customers, we look forward to enhancing the Internet in Buenos Aires by facilitating the fastest and most reliable delivery of cloud, content, network and other services closer to their end users.”