Edge data center provider EdgeConneX, a compoany providing a full range of data center solutions worldwide, has opened its newest data center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The new facility provides cloud, content, network, and other service providers with a “high-quality”, N+1 data center that can scale to 10 MWs, with anticipated investments approaching $50 million.
“EdgeConneX new facility is a gain for Buenos Aires – a developing multi-tenant datacenter market in Latin America – and should further attract interest in the market,” said Emily Wentworth, Senior Research Associate, 451 Research. “This new datacenter is Argentina’s first dedicated wholesale build and is also a carrier-neutral colocation option – a noteworthy development considering that nearly two-thirds of the top players in the Buenos Aires datacenter market are telcos.”
This investment in the Argentine market will allow global service providers and local organizations throughout the region to gain access to “scalable data capacity with low-latency connectivity, critical content delivery solutions, and advanced cloud services previously unavailable in this region.”
Located in Parque Industrial Pillar, one of the largest industrial districts in South America, the newest EdgeConneX data center facilitates interconnection between multiple networks and other service provider customers.
Argentina’s Data Center Promotion Project
“We have been working with EdgeConneX for the past few years regarding this particular investment, in the context of Argentina’s Data Center Promotion Project led by Invest Argentina,” said Andres Tahta, Executive Vice President of Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency (AAICI). “The fact that EdgeConneX has selected Buenos Aires as its first location in South America is a vote of confidence in the country and the potential it sees in the digital economy.”
EdgeConneX’s data center solutions range from hyperlocal to hyperscale, and from purpose-built to build-to-order. The company provides its services to a diverse portfolio of industries including Content, Cloud, Networks, Gaming, Automotive, SaaS, IoT, HPC, Security, and more.
“Argentina is undergoing the most ambitious infrastructure plan in its history, including both traditional (airports and highways), and digital infrastructure,” said Andrés Ibarra, Vice Chief of Staff and Government Secretary of Modernization. “We believe that the digital infrastructure transformation of Argentina is key for the success of the digital economy, and the EdgeConneX announcement falls well in line with the Argentine Government’s Digital Agenda, where private and public sector work together towards shared goals of the digital era.”
“We are honored to collaborate with the local Buenos Aires and national Argentinian government entities, as well as our service provider customers and partners to bring a carrier-neutral edge data center to Buenos Aires,” said Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer for EdgeConneX. “As we continue to expand our edge footprint globally, we look forward to enabling our customers’ growth in South America by facilitating the fastest and most reliable delivery of cloud, content, network and other services closer to their end users with a premium edge data center offering in Buenos Aires.”