Google Chooses Chile For Its First Latin American Data Center

Posted on Sep 8 2012 - 7:06am by admin

Google currently operates eight massive data centers in the U.S. and Europe. It is also constructing new data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan right now, but one glaring blank spot on the company’s map is Latin America, where the number of Internet users continues to grow rapidly. To get its servers closer to these users, Google has now announced that its next data center will be located in Quilicura, Chile, a municipality that’s essentially a suburb of Santiago. The project, says Google, will cost about $150 million and “will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly in Latin America.”