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Data Center Industry to bring more Investment to Mexico in 2019

Sunday, 14th of October 2018

According to Jose Luis Friebel, CEO of Datacenter Dynamics for Spain and Latin America, noting that the demand for data center service will lead to growth of up to 30 percent in the medium term.

In an interview, he explained that this opportunity will be partly due to the commercial agreement reached between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, which dissipated the uncertainty generated in North America after 13 months of intense negotiations.

In addition to the arrival of the new Mexican government starting on December 1, the start-up of new infrastructure projects and the use of new technologies will grow, he added.

“It’s a mature market in Mexico and it has many challenges ahead,” because data has grown exponentially with the arrival of the cloud, big data, the internet of things and automation, which means finding new ways to store and handle the information.

“The industry has totally changed in the last 10 years, and every year we have seen important data center projects in government, banking, insurance and, above all, in telecommunications providers,” he said.

Friebel reiterated that connectivity will be crucial and will require low-latency wireless connections, because there will be a greater number of devices in homes, businesses and other areas involved in the economy.

This will require data centers from micro (200 square meters) to mega (more than thousand square meters), because the current situation and market trend seeks those types of centers.

However, he said that data security is an issue of concern for the productive sectors, and although there are no reports of cyber attacks on energy monitoring or water supply systems, the risk is latent.

“Many companies still do not consider the data as something important for their business”, and hence they will see changes and a greater demand for mega installations and small data centers, he insisted.

Friebel reiterated his confidence in the growth of this sector, as has happened with Datacenter Dynamics, which has tripled its turnover in the country, since its arrival 10 years ago.

Source: Puerto Vallarta News; https://www.vallartadaily.com/data-center-mexico-2019/ (17/10/18)

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