Since June of this year, Huawei announced that it would choose Chile for the creation of a Datacenter in the Latin American region. This data center was already opened on August 29, 2019.
In the inauguration event held in Santiago, authorities of Chilean government and executives of Huawei launched the first Regional Cloud Data Center. In the event was the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt; the Undersecretary of Telecommunications, Pamela Gidi; InvestChile representatives; Huawei’s president in Latin America, Zou Zhilei; the president of Huawei Cloud Global Market, Edward Deng, and the CEO of Huawei Chile, David Dou Yon. For the presentation, they organized the “Huawei Cloud Chile Summit 2019”.
This data center is the first public cloud in Latin America, which will offer a wide range of computer, network, database, and big data storage solutions. In that context, the president of Huawei Cloud Global Market, Edward Deng, stressed that “cloud computing and artificial intelligence technologies are important drivers of industrial digitalization. Companies can make remarkable progress if they adopt cloud technologies and artificial intelligence. Huawei Cloud will provide intelligence services and solutions in Chile to benefit companies and government organizations.”
For his part, the president of Huawei in Latin America, Zou Zhilei, said: “Huawei has been collaborating with Chile for 16 years and has earned the trust of customers, partners, institutions, universities, and governments in the country. ICTs play an increasingly important role in social and economic development, and the cloud and artificial intelligence are fundamental to the development and transition of ICTs.”
For months, the Chilean government has announced projects that seek to turn the South American country into a regional hub. Among the projects is the installation of an underwater cable that would connect Chile with Asia and improve the connectivity of the region with countries such as China, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.
“The installation of the Huawei Regional Cloud Datacenter in our country complements the so-called Digital Matrix, a government plan on which we are working to provide Chile with worldwide telecommunications infrastructure. President Sebastián Piñera has ordered us to double the kilometers of fiber optic nationwide, bringing the benefits of the digital economy to citizens and promoting different productive sectors such as mining, energy, agribusiness and salmon farming, among others”, said the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt.
The director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, commented that “Huawei’s investment to offer its public cloud in Chile and from Chile to Latin America reinforces the position of our country as a digital hub and leader in the region in technological transformation and infrastructure of telecommunications To this, we add our commitment to an open and competitive economy, the one that is increasingly digitalized and automated, where we already live with artificial intelligence, and which presents challenges that force us to be prepared as a country, both in infrastructure and in the preparation of the workers of the future”.
The CEO of Huawei Chile, David Dou Yong, said that this is the sixteenth year of Huawei in the country. “We value the trust of governments and customers during this period, and we will continue working with the same enthusiasm as always, promoting the development of telecommunications infrastructure and the digital transformation of companies through Huawei technology and products,” he said.
The executive also stressed that investment plans include not only this cloud but also the incorporation of 5G, the development of artificial intelligence and the offer of Huawei’s most advanced devices. “We are proud to help every day more companies and families use our technologies to have a fully connected and intelligent Chile,” he added.
Along the same lines, David Dou Yong said that Huawei would further strengthen its cloud platform and artificial intelligence capabilities in Chile, which is possible thanks to the political stability of the country, its economic opening, the proper regulation of its market and its stable legal framework, which are benchmarks in Latin America.
Huawei Cloud will be the first international public cloud platform to be established in Chile, providing a localized, low-latency, and globally accessible cloud service for our country and other Latin American nations.