Publishing Date: Jan 20, 2021

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EdgeConneX Announces New Edge Data Centre in Santiago Chile and Expanded Cloud Offerings Throughout LATAM with Oracle FastConnect.

PRESS RELEASE:  Herndon, VA, – EdgeConneX, announces the addition of its 33rd data centre market to its global Edge data centre portfolio.

The EdgeConneX Santiago, SCL01, facility provides international service providers and local Santiago businesses with 7MWs of high-quality, low-latency data centre capacity. EdgeConneX is already planning to build SCL02 on its Santiago campus, bringing additional resources to meet continued demand from multiple service providers.

As one of the anchor customers in Santiago, Oracle will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect at the EdgeConneX data centre 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.

“We welcome the arrival of EdgeConneX in Chile,” said Lucas Palacios, The Economy Minister for the Government of Chile. “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.”

With one of the largest economies in Latin America, 451 Research characterizes Chile as an emerging data centre market, which means it is currently underserved with multi-tenant data centre (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.

“The arrival of EdgeConneX as a global player in the edge data centre space will accelerate the digital transformation Chile is experiencing and reinforce its position as a digital hub for Latin America,” maintains Andrés Rodríguez, Director of InvestChile. “The EdgeConneX installation, along with Oracle’s cloud infrastructure, will extend the benefits of the cloud to the region and foster new technological entrepreneurship.”

“We are thrilled to further extend our Edge footprint in Latin America with the addition of our newest data centre in Santiago, a historically underserved data centre market of the world,” stated Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer at EdgeConneX. “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 be a part of Santiago’s current and future growth in the region’s digital economy.”

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect provides dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and other Oracle Cloud services. FastConnect provides an easy, elastic, and economical way to create a dedicated and private connection with higher bandwidth options, and a more reliable and consistent networking experience versus public internet-based connections.

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

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