US-based data center provider EdgeConneX, has opened its latest edge data center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently offering 1MW of power capacity.

The new EdgeConneX Argentina facility is the company’s first edge data center in South America and was deployed in eight months from the date of ground breaking.

“We are honored to collaborate with the local Buenos Aires and national Argentinian government entities, as well as our service provider customers and partners to bring a carrier-neutral Edge data center to Buenos Aires,” said Phillip Marangella, chief marketing officer at EdgeConneX.

“As we continue to expand our edge footprint globally, we look forward to enabling our customers’ growth in South America by facilitating the fastest and most reliable delivery of cloud, content, network and other services closer to their end users.”

The data center is sited in Parque Industrial Pilar, which is one of the largest industrial districts in South America. The carrier-neutral EdgeConneX Argentina facility, currently has 1MW N+1 power capacity in its first phase, 3MW initial total design capacity, and the ability to be scaled to 10MW N+1 on a total budget of $50million.

“The EdgeConneX Buenos Aires data center brings a significant boost to the economic development of the region,” said Francisco Cabrera, advisor to the President and former Minister of Production, Argentina.

“The introduction of Edge technologies and access to content and cloud on-ramps will only serve to entice additional investment in the region – further solidifying Buenos Aires as a technology and connectivity hub in South America. We are very excited to be a part of the grand opening and to welcome EdgeConneX innovative Edge data center model to Argentina.”

The edge data center specialist EdgeConneX also looks far beyond the U.S. market. In January this year, the company obtained Vodafone’s data center in Munich, Germany to reach its European customers.