20 de Marzo 2013
Regional View - March 20th
Level 3 Begins Construction New Data Center in Bogota
Level 3 Communications Inc has announced that it had begun building a new data center in the Colombian capital Bogota to meet growing demands for IT services and storage in the region.
The new 500 square-meter data center is likely to be operational sometime in the second half of this year.
“The Colombian market shows a growing demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services,” said Luis Carlos Guerrero, senior vice president for Level 3′s Andean region. “The trend to outsource these services to a trusted business partner – one that will support the customer in its expansion strategy – is crucial for companies today so they can focus on their core business.”
Nearshore Americas, March 20th, 2013
Colombia increasingly attractive to Indian business
India's ambassador to Colombia has said that, after Brazil, Colombia is the most preferred Latin American country to do business with, reflecting the growing economic relationship between the two countries.
Trade between India and Colombia has grown by "leaps and bounds," India's Ambassador to Colombia, Riewad Warjri, told Colombia Reports. Bilateral trade totaled roughly $1.3 billion for the two countries in 2012. Additionally, since 2010 roughly 12 companies from the subcontinent have established operations in Colombia, bringing the total number of Indian companies doing business in the Andean country to 36.
"The changing image of Colombia is very positive," said Warjri. "And according to institutions like the World Bank, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs, Colombia is a good country to invest in right now."
Colombia Reports, March 20th, 2013