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Oracle Arrives in Chile, Offering its Cloud Services

Oracle has announced that it will soon launch cloud services in Chile and build a new datacenter in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.

Redwood City, California-based software giant is one of the major cloud services providers in Brazil, and Chile is among the 20 new cloud availability regions it has announced recently.

Thanks to its cheaper electricity and strong telecom infrastructure, Chile is becoming a hub of datacenters.

“There are at least 15 datacenter projects in Chile that are either at the expansion stage or a new investment,” reported BNamericas, citing Salvatore Di Giovanni Vergara, Chief of InvestChile.

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has also launched datacenter services in Chile after building a facility with an investment of US$100 million.

Chile is prone to earth-quakes, but the natural disaster causes little damage to its buildings because that are quakeproof. In addition, the government policies are in support of businesses migrating to cloud.

But some reports say Oracle will more likely lease a data center in Chile instead of building its own.

Oracle’s expansion comes barely two months after reports emerged that Google is planning to build another datacenter in the Chilean capital Santiago with an investment of US$200 million.

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Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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