A new tool could help Brazilian companies thwart Amazon’s plan to install cloud-based software on their corporate data centers, a company executive said.
The software would give the company’s data centers a virtual network-based management system and other tools, like data analytics, to manage and control the flow of data around the facilities, which Amazon has said it will deploy over the next year.
It’s not clear if Amazon will actually deploy the technology in Brazil, where Brazil has the largest market for Amazon’s e-commerce services.
But the company will soon begin offering cloud services to other Latin American countries, and it is considering moving into other areas in the U.S.
The move comes at a time when Brazil is struggling to contain the spread of cyberattacks that have disrupted the country’s electricity grid and other infrastructure, and as the country faces a worsening health crisis.
Amazon has been testing a cloud-focused version of its Amazon Cloud platform in Brazil.
The service would be available for a limited time and would be subject to a one-time $50,000 investment.
The company has said the project will expand to other markets and that it would be ready for deployment by the end of 2019.
But Brazilian officials have said the technology is not ready to deploy yet.
Amazon will pay the cost of any such upgrades through the Brazilian Amazon Development Authority, which is currently in talks with the company about financing the project, according to a company spokesperson.
The Amazon Cloud service is part of the company, which has long been testing its cloud-centric version of the AWS Web Services platform in South America.
But Amazon hasn’t yet announced a timeline for the expansion of that service, which it has promised will become available in other countries.