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The Global Edge: EdgeConneX New Edge Data Center Advances Digital Transformation and Investment in Santiago Chile

 “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.” – Andrés Rodríguez, Director of InvestChile

 

EdgeConneX has added its 33rd data center market to its global Edge data center portfolio. The EdgeConneX Santiago, SCL01, facility provides international service providers and local Santiago businesses with 7MWs of high-quality, low-latency data center capacity. Moreover, the company is already planning to build SCL02 on its Santiago campus, bringing additional resources to meet continued demand from multiple service providers in the region. 

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 serve as connectivity, peering, processing and storage hubs.

“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.” – Lucas Palacios, The Economy Minister for the Government of Chile

 A marquee anchor customer in Santiago, Oracle will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect at the EdgeConneX data center in Santiago. Through collaboration with EdgeConneX, Oracle customers can benefit from reliable network access to their cloud data and applications from Santiago. This means improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility, and scalability to provide access to critical business data and functions.

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications. With the FastConnect Service, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.” – Ross Brown, vice president product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

“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. 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 being a part of Santiago’s current and future growth in the region’s digital economy.” – Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer at EdgeConneX

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