AWS is planning to launch a new data center region in Mexico.

Bloomberg reports Amazon is nearing a deal with the Mexican federal government to open a new data center in the central state of Queretaro. An announcement is reportedly expected soon although no date has been set.

Jorge Buitron Arriola, who represents a cluster of technology firms in Queretaro known as Vortice IT, told Bloomberg Amazon had informed of their plans to invest in three facilities in the country.

Queretaro’s minister of sustainable development, Marco Del Prete, wouldn’t confirm or deny talks with Amazon but said his state has become a hub for multinationals to install their data centers, with 26 either already built, announced or under negotiation.

Queretaro is a major data center hub in Mexico, and any new AWS region there will be in good company. AWS already has two CloudFront Edge locations in Querétaro. Microsoft and Oracle are also looking to open Mexican cloud regions in Querétaro. Brazilian data center group Odata is also currently constructing its 30,400 sqm (327,000 sq ft) QR01 facility in the area, while Digital Realty has two data centers in the region. Equinix acquired two Axtel facilities in Querétaro in 2019.

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