Supports Burgeoning Demand from Global Cloud, Content, and Network Service Providers
In a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming local dignitaries, officials, and partners, EdgeConneX®, announced today that it is open for business in Argentina. With significant anticipated investments, the facility is the only carrier-neutral edge data center in Buenos Aires and helps enable the digital transformation initiatives advocated by the Argentine government to draw further investment from global service providers looking for a local carrier-neutral data center. The N+1 data center can scale to 10 MWs and provides cloud, content, network, and other service providers with scalable data capacity with low-latency connectivity, critical content delivery solutions, and advanced cloud services previously unavailable in this region. This investment in the Argentine market will support the global expansion plans of both current and prospective EdgeConneX customers aiming to serve the region with a local solution.
Located in one of the largest industrial districts in South America, the EdgeConneX Buenos Aires data center facilitates interconnection between multiple networks and other service provider customers. As a key connectivity and technology hub, the facility supports and provides local connectivity, peering, and internet exchange solutions from leading network providers including Metrotel, Silica Networks, CenturyLink,and others.
Unprecedented Rapid Deployment: With strong support and encouragement from the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (AAICI) and the Municipality of Pilar, the EdgeConneX Buenos Aires data center was completed in under 8 months.
“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. 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.” – Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer for EdgeConneX
“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. 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.” – Andres Tahta, Executive Vice President of Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency (AAICI)
“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. 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.” – Emily Wentworth, Senior Research Associate, 451 Research
To learn more and to hear from other members of the the local Buenos Aires community, please check out the full announcement here.