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Synapsis Launches Third Data Center in Chile

Chilean technology integrator Synapsis has launched its third data center in Chile, widening its server space to 500 racks and 1,100 square meters in the South American country.

The announcement comes barely a week after the company unveiled a data center in the Colombian capital of Bogota. The new data center in Chile reportedly cost the company well over $26 million — taken from a $100 million budget that the company set aside in 2011 for its expansion program within Latin America.

In 2011, US private equity firm Riverwood Capital acquired Synapsis for $52 million. Last year, Synapsis bought a 100 % stake in AQB and AGI-TEK, cementing its position in Latin America’s IT services market. Today it has several facilities in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Peru.

Although originally formed as the captive IT services organization of the Endesa Group, Synapsis today provides IT services and solutions for more than 320 customers in the region.

The latest data center in Chile takes the total number of Synapsis data centers in Latin America  to 13.  With more than 500 professionals in Chile,  Synapsis also provides outsourcing services.

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The data center is earthquake-proof and has an electricity generator to help it continue operations in the event of a power outage.

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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