Google to open first Latin America data center in Chile

  • Search engine giant Google is to base its first Latin American data center in Chile, close to the capital Santiago.

    The base is expected to cost $150 million and will employ up to 20 people.

    Chile was chosen by Google due to its reliable infrastructure and skilled workforce.

    The move comes as the country sets out to brand itself as a tech hub in the region. Initiatives such as Start-Up Chile have attracted entrepreneurs from across the globe.

    Google already has data centers in the United States, Finland and Belgium with plans to build more in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan by next year.

    The center in Chile is due to be completed by the end of 2013.