Huawei has announced its second data center in Brazil with the aim of easing fears potential customers might have about redundancy.
The AZ2 facility is the company’s second Availability Zone in Brazil and will offer public cloud services. Details about the facility have not been announced.
New Availability Zone to ease Brazilian redundancy worries
The Chinese firm is calling the new facility a redundancy data center to aid resiliency and help customers in the region overcome concerns over downtime.
“There is still a fear in the market that the service will fail at specific times, which prevents companies from migrating their critical applications to the cloud. AZ2 brings more stability and increases the network's delivery capacity in Brazil,” said José Nilo, VP of cloud at Huawei Brazil.
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The company’s existing Brazil data center is located in Sao Paulo. Huawei announced a second Chile facility in the capital city Santiago late last year. Huawei Cloud also has Availability Zones in Peru, Mexico, and Argentina.
In a roadmap presentation last year, Duan Bin, director of Huawei Cloud LATAM, said the company plans to expand its Huawei Cloud coverage to cover all of Latin America, including Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Central America, and the Caribbean in 2021 and beyond.
It was reported this month that Brazil's government will not seek to bar Huawei from upcoming 5G network auctions later this year.