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Data centers or data management centers have become paramount in all markets due to the need to make information available, safe and efficient. Likewise, they can be defined as the center of a company or organization, being part of an era where the management and transmission of information are key to the growth of the economy.
In Latin America, the data center sector has maintained solid growth, whereas the construction of data centers grew by 8% globally, the figure reaches 12.2% in Latin America, the highest worldwide. Data Centers, more than a reality, have become a necessity for Latin American companies in different sectors, implementing services quickly and efficiently.
Brazil is a Data Center leader in the region, with prominent projects such as the company Embratel`s plans to build 12 data centers in the country; and Ascenty’s largest Data Center of the continent that will see construction phase I finish by end 2019.
Chile is another important leader in the region: its economic stability, great connectivity and open technology mentality are some of the reasons why Google for instance invests US $ 140 million expanding their existing Data Center. In addition, important telecommunications companies such as Entel, Movistar, Claro and GTD are very active in the market.
Similarly, Argentina wants to be a reference in the sector, attracting data services companies through government incentives. Some outstanding projects are the modernization of the IBM Data Center with an investment of US $ 15 million, and the US $ 9.8 million investment by Aerolíneas Argentinas in the modernization of its information systems and a new Data Center.
A country not to miss out on the list: Colombia. Home currently to the largest data center in South America, “Triara” from telecommunications group Claro. The center processes 2.5 million transactions per second. It is proof that the country is capable of putting itself as frontrunner on the digital map of Latin America and imposing a challenge for the other data centers to implement improvements in their networks and infrastructure.
At the Latin America Data Center Technology & Expansion Summit on the 2nd and 3rd of October in Sao Paolo Brazil, speakers and attendees will elaborate on current innovations, challenges and practices, as well as on international regulations that make management of information an even more efficient and safe task.
Government officials, telecommunications companies, banks, retail companies, institutes, equipment providers, designers, colocation companies and international experts in regulation, management and data processing will be gathered to evaluate and address the most relevant issues and expose real cases along with strategies to keep this market growing in Latin America.