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According to Gartner, for the period 2015 - 2018, the Data Centers market in the country will have grown at a compound rate of 7.3%. By 2018, the industry's expenditure will reach USD 476 million.
"Colombia is a developing market for the Data Center industry, its favorable macroeconomic conditions have attracted foreign investors." Frost & Sullivan, 2016.

 

Some indicators that show why Colombia is a prepared and a high quality destination for the reception of Data Centers are:

  • International investors have established 30 Data Centers in the country in the last 4 years and three more were built in the first half of 2017.
  • Colombia has the need and capacity to respond to the high demand of the national and foreign market in processing and storing data for different industries (retail, government, financial and telecommunications).
  • The country has 14,000 m2 of data centers, which is insufficient for more than 48 million inhabitants.
  • Colombia has different options for the construction and establishment of Data Centers. The most popular are the Free Zones (in Bogotá, Tocancipá, Zofrandina and Bucaramanga), but it is also possible to do it in industrial warehouses and parks (Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla).
  • Colombia has 10 underwater cables, turning it into one of the countries with the best connectivity, which allows it to provide excellent international connection, fast data transmission and stability.
  • Nowadays, 98% of the municipalities in Colombia are connected to the world through optic fiber technology.
  • During the period 2001 - 2016, 562,383 students graduated from programs related to Software and IT Services: Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering; mainly in the departments of Bogotá, Antioquia and Valle del Cauca. (Labor Observatory - Ministry of Education)
  • Colombia is located in a torrid zone, so its temperature is constant throughout the year. Variations in climate depend on the altitude of the city above sea level. Bogota, the capital city, has a favorable climate for the energy consumption of a Data Center.
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