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Oracle Cloud Launches in Colombia, While AWS/GCP/Azure Lag in South America

South AmericaOracle recently announced it was opening a new datacenter in Bogota, Columbia for their public cloud.  This marks the third region they have in South America.

Its major cloud competitors lag behind:


  • Vinhedo, Brazil
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Bogota, Colombia

Microsoft Azure

  • Santiago, Chile
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

Google Cloud

  • Santiago, Chile
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

Amazon AWS

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

It’s strange that AWS has only Sao Paulo.  Even Vultr has Santiago and Sao Paulo.  (Linode/Akamai has Sao Paulo, while DigitalOcean has nothing in South America.)

South America has long been an Internet back water.  We don’t see many offers, in part because most international connectivity is routed through the U.S. which adds cost and latency.  Perhaps as big clouds move into the region, this situation will improve?

It’s interesting to see Columbia emerging.  Geographically, it makes sense.  As the most northern South American country except Panama, the country benefits from lower latency to North America.

What do you think about South American hosting?  Are you interested in hosting there?


1 Comment

  1. PRAZ:

    It’s “Colombia” not Columbia. Just saying.

    December 12, 2023 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

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