Huawei Cloud: Huawei Plans More Latin American Data Centers as Cloud Demand Rises

Apr 03, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

With Colombia set to be the next destination, Chinese technology giant Huawei says it is dedicated to establishing additional cloud regions (core data center hubs) and availability zones (AZs, minor data center hubs) throughout Latin America. Fernando Liu, president of the Latin American cloud business, announced last week that the company planned to launch four additional availability zones in the region: Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. Currently, Huawei runs nine AZs across three primary cloud regions in Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and two "national" areas in Argentina and Peru. 

The company claims that in order to enable customers to create cross-AZ high-availability systems, compute, network, storage, and other resources are logically partitioned into many clusters inside an AZ, and AZs within a region are coupled by fiber. In order to provide material closer to the client and decrease latency, Huawei previously announced intentions to expand existing content-delivery networks (CDNs) across South America and the Caribbean. For instance, Bolivia, Barbados, Guyana, Belize, the Bahamas, Suriname, Jamaica, and Nicaragua were among those markets, as well as Paraguay and Uruguay. 

Funes claims that Huawei has put more than $100 million into its cloud developer program for South America. Around 170 nations are served by Huawei's 75 AZs and 29 cloud regions globally. According to the firm, Huawei Cloud now has over 4 million developers and 41,000 partners globally. The company asserts that it has more than 1,400 partners in Latin America for its cloud ecosystem. Funes also stated that over 3,000 businesses and 16,000 qualified developers have joined forces with Huawei Cloud to create over 2,000 solutions.