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LATAM is set to become Huawei’s largest data centre portfolio outside of China by number of facilities in the next 24 months.
Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital
August 27, 2021 | 12:00 AM BST
Chinese multinational Huawei is set to extend its cloud footprint across Central and Latin America with the construction of data centres and setting up of content delivery networks (CDN) spots.
The company, operating through its cloud brand Huawei Cloud, is already working on a second new data centre site in Mexico to completement its cloud region in the country.
The new region will add to Huawei’s footprint in Latin America which currently counts with a cloud region in São Paulo, Brazil, one in Santiago, Chile, and another one in Lima, Peru.
The sites support two flagship data centre, aided by two smaller facilities in each country to which the company calls availability zones.
The Mexico City project was unveiled at the company’s LATAM cloud operations second-anniversary kick-off event where Huawei Cloud also unveiled a US$10 million fund for Latin America and Caribbean startups. The celebrations are set to last until September 3.
In addition to the Mexico region, Huawei is planning several CDN deployment across South and Central America, including Paraguay and Uruguay before the end of this year, according to Alfonso Jimenez, Latin America strategy and marketing director for Huawei Cloud.
Other geographies inked for growth include Bolivia, Barbados, Suriname, Belize, Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica and Nicaragua, which are expected to be brought online in 2022.
Huawei currently operates data centres in Bangkok (2 facilities), Singapore (3), Johannesburg (2), Sao Paulo (2), Buenos Aires (1), Lima (2), Santiago (2), Mexico City (1), and Hong Kong (2).
Additionally, the company’s China’s data centre portfolio spreads to Beijing (7), Dalian (1), Guiyang (1), Shanghai (7), Guangzhou (5) and Shenzhen (1).
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