Oogle decided to Chile as their first data center in Latin America.
Google decided to Chile as their first data center in Latin America.
Placement of the first Google server in South America was estimated to cost U.S. $ 150 million and will employ more than 20 people, according to a Google statement.
Google said it chose Chile because the country was considered to have an infrastructure that can be reliable and skilled labor.
Chile is known as the country continues to strive to be a center of technology, with a number of project initiatives such as the Start-Up Chile and has attracted many businessmen from all over the world.
Google as the world’s largest search engine site says the placement of data communication center in Chile will make their products have access to faster and more reliable for the local population.
” Chile .. atmosphere fosters innovation, and in recent years has been to develop policies and programs that encourage the growth of the Internet,” said Google.
“Just like all of our facilities around the world, we chose Quilicura, Chile, through a thorough and rigorous selection process, with a number of technical reasons and other considerations, including the location, infrastructure, workforce, reasonable business regulations and cost.”
Google already has data centers in the United States, Finland and Belgium, and plans to build in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan next year.
Data center in Chile is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
Opening a data center in Latin America might help Google’s ambitions in the South American continent.
Orkut, a Google-owned social network, has become the number one in Brazil and several other countries in Latin America.
But based on the analysis of Comscore digital media, said that Google’s social network made now ranked third in the bottom of Facebook and Twitter.
Appointment of Chile as Google’s first data center in Latin America is also considered surprising given Brazil considered to have a larger population and is centrally located and has the technology sector is expanding rapidly.