It seems AWS is looking to expand its presence in Mexico with a new data center region.
According to a report by Bloomberg, AWS nearing a deal with the Mexican federal government for launching a new Mexican Cloud region in Queretaro, Mexico. An announcement could be anticipated soon although no date has been set.
Jorge Buitron Arriola, who represents a cluster of technology firms in Queretaro known as Vortice IT said to Bloomberg that Amazon has plans to invest in three data center regions within the country that will connect to the U.S.
The report further notes that Marco Del Prete who is Queretaro’s minister of sustainable development was neutral in this matter, wouldn’t confirm or deny talks with Amazon. But he said Queretaro has become a major data center hub for several multinationals to install their data centers.
He further said that 26 data centers in the state have either been built, announced, or under negotiation. And, the average investment for data centers in Queretaro ranges between $250 million to $300 million.
With that being said, AWS already has two CloudFront edge locations in Queretaro that promise to offer viewers as much as a 30% reduction in p90 latency measures.
Additionally, other major cloud players, Microsoft and Oracle are also planning to open Mexican cloud regions in Queretaro.
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