Google Cloud Opens Cloud Region in Santiago, Chile

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Google Cloud extends its global network with the launch of a new cloud region in Santiago, Chile.

Google’s Chile cloud region is the second in South America, the cloud service provider opened its first region in São Paulo, Brazil in 2017. This will also be Google Cloud’s 29th region globally.

The Google Cloud region in Chile gets inaugurated a year after its initial announcement in December 2020.

The Chile region has three availability zones for redundancy. Latam Airlines, Red Salud, Caja Los Andes, and NotCo are some major players that will be leveraging the new region at Santiago.

Meanwhile, the President of Google Cloud for Latin America, Mr. Eduardo López said Latin America is a prime region for Google Cloud and hence they are concentrating on bringing innovation in technology and digital growth of its clients with the finest service of the Google Cloud Platform.

He further added that Google Cloud regions at São Paulo and Santiago will ensure that the companies in the region leverage Google’s on-demand network quickly and easily.

Google said the new region will reduce the latency and in terms will allow its clients to modernize their IT infrastructure.

Google Cloud multi-country head Sandra Guazzotti said that Google seeks to encourage the development of the digital ecosystem and thereby create opportunities.

The infrastructure is part of a Google connectivity network that comprises submarine cables and links to other cloud regions.

Google has an internal data center in Quilicura, which was announced back in 2012 and in 2015 brought online. From that time, the search engine giant has triple the size of the campus to 11.2 hectares or 1.2m sq ft and invested a total amount of $290milion. The site at Quilicura was Google’s first facility in Latin America.

Following Google’s filing to the Chilean Environmental Assessment Service (Servicio de Evaluacion Ambiental, or SEA) in 2019, the news about Google’s plans to build a cloud facility spread like a wildfire.

The filing which was registered under the company name Inversiones Y Servicios Dataluna Ltda showed that Google’s 23 hectares (2.47 million square feet) campus will be built in two phases.

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