According to U.S. communications firm Anixter, investment in data centers rose in excess of 12% in Latin America in 2014, while the global average stood at 8%.The increase in data centers indicates increased demand for online services in the region. Anixter says it expects data center investment in the region to grow at 20-25% in 2015.
Latin Americans’ love affair with social media and their growing interest in accessing the Internet via mobile devices are the key drivers of demand for server space, analysts say, and demand for data centers is coming predominantly from small and medium sized enterprises. Which is one of the reasons why mobile companies are investing so much money in Latin America as this market keeps growing.
As economies in the region grew, companies are increasingly deploying information technology to streamline their operation and improve their processing and storage power, said Anixter, whose HealthCheck service offers to optimize and improve the quality of data centers.
Data centers are rising in number across Latin America, with investment in server space increasing by a record 12.6% in Colombia alone last year.
Despite global economic uncertainty, the outlook is robust for data centers market in the region, said Anixter, adding that there is huge demand for data centers in regional business centers such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Bogota.
Colombia has the fifth largest density in data centers, according to Colombian paper “Portafolio”, which published the report from Anixter. But, during the same period, other LATAM countries, including Peru, Chile and Argentina received more investment in data centers than Colombia.
In Latin America, analysts say, many data center operators are yet to embrace advanced technology to provide uninterrupted and financially feasible service for clients.
It looks incredibly promising for Latin America economies to keep becoming more and more prominent now, along with developed countries as the demand for online usage grows, it opens great opportunities for users to get great job opportunities. It opens great opportunities for users to get great job opportunities. LatAm Connex offers most of the job opportunities as remote work, and so this is great news to us because with better internet services and higher powered data centers coming into the region, the companies from US can truly trust the reliability of the internet connections used by their Latino team members even more.