EdgeConneX has announced a new Edge data center in Santiago, Chile.

The SCL01 facility is the Virginia-based company’s 33rd location in its global Edge data center portfolio, and offers international service providers and local businesses with 7MW of capacity. EdgeConneX said it is already planning to build a second SCL02 facility on its Santiago campus.

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“We are thrilled to further extend our Edge footprint in Latin America with the addition of our newest data center in Santiago, a historically underserved data center market of the world,” stated Phillip Marangella, chief marketing officer at EdgeConneX.

“We welcome the arrival of EdgeConneX in Chile,” said Lucas Palacios, The Economy Minister for the Government of Chile. “Our country needs investment that focuses on technology, innovation and the sophistication of human capital that will make us more competitive in the region, and the world. Chile is a country that offers companies, operators, service providers and technology firms a solid platform for the growing digital economy.”

As part of the announcement, Oracle was named as an anchor customer in the Santiago facility, and will offer dedicated and private access to its Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect from the SCL01 center.

“The arrival of EdgeConneX as a global player in the Edge data center space will accelerate the digital transformation Chile is experiencing and reinforce its position as a digital hub for Latin America,” said Andrés Rodríguez, Director of InvestChile. “The EdgeConneX installation, along with Oracle's cloud infrastructure, will extend the benefits of the cloud to the region and foster new technological entrepreneurship.”

The Santiago facility is the EdgeConneX’s second in South America. It opened a 3MW data center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2019. The company was acquired by Swedish investment firm EQT Infrastructure from an investor group led by Providence Equity Partners late last year.

Oracle and Microsoft both announced cloud regions in Chile late last year, while Huawei announced it was to build its second data center in the country.