Google brings its cloud service to Chile

Google launched its cloud services in the Chilean capital of Santiago, positioning itself to enter the market dominated by its US counterpart Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This is the search engine giant’s second such infrastructure in Latin America, with the first located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The announcement comes three years after the Silicon Valley company expanded its data center in Chile.

Google Cloud – whose customers in the region include Latam Airlines, NotCo, the Caja Los Andes compensation fund – faces stiff competition from Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Oracle and China’s Huawei.

Alphabet Inc‘s unit touts its use of renewable energy, saying its Chilean data center runs on solar power.

The data center and cloud infrastructure will likely boost Chile’s tech ecosystem, empowering local entrepreneurs, especially those exploring the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Over the past decade, Google has spent millions of dollars on submarine cables in Latin America. Its first cable system connecting Chile to the United States was commissioned in 2019.

Today, it is building a Pan-American submarine cable system from the east coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina, with additional landings at Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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