Our first data center in Latin America
Located in the municipality of Quilicura, near Santiago, Chile, this facility will be one of the most environmentally friendly data centers in Latin America.
Google is proud to call Chile home to one of our data centers.
In September 2012, we announced our plans to build a data center in the municipality of Quilicura, near Santiago, Chile. We’re now beginning construction, and we plan to start bringing the facility online by the end of 2013.
Building this data center in Chile is an exciting step for us. As Internet usage in Latin America grows, people are looking for information and entertainment, new business opportunities and better ways to connect with friends and family near and far. We’re building this data center to make sure that our users across Latin America and the world have the fastest and most reliable access possible to all of Google’s services.
We are also really excited about the facility itself. We estimate that our long-term investment in this data center will reach $150 million USD and will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly in Latin America, built to the same high standards we use around the world. Once operational, the data center will employ up to 20 people in a variety of full-time and contractor roles, including computer technicians, engineers and catering and security staff.
We hope that this site helps answer any questions you have about our Chile data center. We’re honored to have this opportunity to become a part of the community of Quilicura and we look forward to getting to know our new neighbors.
Who do I contact for more information?
For more answers to our most frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ section.
Why did Google choose Chile?
Chile offers an ideal combination of reliable infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a commitment to transparent and business friendly regulations. Chile also fosters an atmosphere of innovation, and in recent years has developed cutting edge policies and programs that encourage the growth of the Internet. As with all of our facilities around the world, we chose Quilicura following a thorough and rigorous site selection process.
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