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.
"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.