CTEX lights up South American region’s most advanced Cloud Platform


Curacao Technology Exchange (CTEX) has completed the migration and expansion of its advanced Hyper Cloud platform to its new Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV data center. CTEX finished the implementation of its next-generation computing platform over the weekend providing advanced Cloud solutions to customers in the Caribbean and Latin America. Although previously available to a select few customers, CTEX’s Cloud platform is now available to everyone. Various customers from around the region are now in production.

VCE, CISCO and EMC form part of CTEX’s Cloud platform, which offers computing, storage, and application services that can underpin heavy websites and mission critical applications. CTEX launched its Cloud platform a year ago, but controlled distribution until it expanded and migrated the platform to its Tier-IV data center. CTEX’s HyperCloud platform is aimed squarely at the business customer with a demand for ‘Always On’ availability. The company offers a 100% uptime of all critical data center components, which it achieves through the region’s newest and most advanced Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV datacenter located in Curaçao, just off the coast of South America.

CTEX’s manager of Cloud services, Vannessa Varies, notes that the company is “giving people the same services offered by data centers in the United States, Europe or elsewhere in the world. Customers have experienced zero downtime with CTEX’s Cloud platform in the past. The latest migration from a temporary data center and expansion to our Tier-IV data center, gives customers even greater security and more flexibility to configure complex computing solutions.

“To address today’s business challenges, global security, privacy threats and advantages offered by the Cloud, companies are now rethinking investments in their own computing platforms and data center facilities. With our unified HyperCloud platform we provide an array of options for reducing infrastructure complexity, operating costs, increased speed, and reliability. Our customers demand extreme security to ensure that their data and applications are protected at a high-end trusted facility. Leveraging our newly enhanced Cloud platform, companies and their IT departments can do more than ever before,” says Anthony de Lima, CTEX’s Chairman & CEO.

CTEX’s Tier-IV data centers are the newest and most expansive Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The island of Curaçao offers many benefits including strict European-based privacy laws, connectivity through 5 submarine cables with two additional ones planned for the year, a unique location outside the traditional hurricane belt and major seismic active zones, a multi-lingual workforce, and fiscal benefits for international companies locating their computing infrastructure, data and applications at the company’s data center. CTEX’s is building out 4 massive 71,000 square feet facilities, the first of four entered operation this month.