Totaling an expected eventual investment of $150 million, the facility could come on as soon as late next year.
Discussing the matter via its data center website, Google called adding the facility an “exciting step.”
“As Internet usage in Latin America grows, people are looking for information and entertainment, new business opportunities and better ways to connect with friends and family near and far. We’re building this data center to make sure that our users across Latin America and the world have the fastest and most reliable access possible to all of Google’s services,” commented the company.
Adding the data center also means added jobs which Google says will employ at least 20 workers in both full time and contracting capacities.
The facility itself is located in Quilicura, not far from Santiago, also the country’s capital. Google referred to the site selection process as “rigorous,” citing reasons for building in the area including the country’s “ideal combination of reliable infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a commitment to transparent and business friendly regulations.”
Google currently maintains other data center locations in Taiwan, Dublin, Iowa and Oregon.