Huawei plans to construct its third data centre in Chile. In a press release published in the local press this month, the company announced that a new facility would be built in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. And the facility would become operational during the first half of 2023. An estimated $100 million will be spent on building the facility.
Huawei launched its first Chilean facility in 2019, followed by plans for a second in the capital a year later.
Huawei is committed to technological transformation
“We are happy and proud to make this announcement. And this is great news for the technological ecosystem of the country and the region. Just as in 2019 we bet on the growth of digitization by installing our first data centre on national soil. Today we reaffirm our commitment to technological transformation, both privately and publicly,” said Jason Jin, manager of Huawei Cloud & AI in Chile.
In Latin America, Huawei presently operates three cloud regions: Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. Last year, the business revealed plans to build a second plant in Mexico. In addition to revealing the opening of a second facility in Brazil.
Huawei Cloud strategy and marketing director Alfonso Jimenez indicated at the time that the firm will be announcing additional regions, availability zones, and content-delivery networks (CDNs) in Latin America in the coming months.
Duan Bin, director of Huawei Cloud LATAM, stated in a roadmap presentation in 2020 that the business expects to expand its Huawei Cloud service. Duan said that the company expects to encompass all of Latin America in 2021 and beyond. And this will be including Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Oracle and Google have already opened cloud regions in Chile, while Microsoft is working on one as well. In Santiago, AWS operates a Cloudfront Edge facility and expects to create a Local Zone this year.