Amazon Web Services (AWS) is planning to develop a cloud region in Santiago, Chile.
The company this week outlined some of its plans to expand further into Latin America, with a particular focus on Chile.
"In the future we plan to invest more and expand our physical presence in Chile, to the extent that customers demand it and need it to meet their needs," Vice President for Latin America Jaime Valles told Reuters.
The company also said it started the process to obtain an environmental permit needed to build a $205 million data center in Chile's capital.
Update: According to BNAmericas, the new facility will be built on a 17.5-hectare site, where Amazon plans to build two buildings that include data rooms, offices, electrical and mechanical rooms, and material storage rooms. Building 1 will cover an area of 8,097 sqm and building 2 will cover 8,310 sqm. Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2023.
The company also plans to extend its Local Zones to cities in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Chile (Santiago), Colombia (Bogotá), Peru (Lima), Mexico (Querétaro), and Brazil (Rio), though it hasn’t shared timelines.