Four countries with long-term data center development strategies - Aceco

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Countries such as Brazil, Peru, Chile and Colombia have a planning perspective in terms of data center development, Brazilian data center solutions provider Aceco TI president for Latin America, Carlos Morad, told BNamericas.

"These countries are developing long-term projects as they tend to have more of a planning view," the executive said. "There are other countries that only react and invest in urgent matters and have a short-term view. These countries are Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela."

Morad said investment in data centers in Latin America usually grows some 30% annually.

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"Data centers in Latin American have an average obsolescence of five years. Approximately 75% of data centers operating in the region currently have problems, or will have them in the future. This is why the market is very dynamic, with some companies planning a long-term strategy for their data centers and others reacting to solve urgent matters, with short-term decisions," he added.

Aceco TI is currently working on some 50 data center projects across the region.

In Latin America, the company has presence in Argentina, Chile and Peru.