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Faster cloud growth in Brazil expands AWS Ecosystem

The latest ISG Provider Lens AWS Ecosystem Partners report for Brazil finds that AWS has strengthened its position as a cloud leader in Brazil by expanding its operations , delivering more products and services and accrediting more service providers . The country ’ s growing AWS ecosystem delivers increasing value to cloud users in the public and private sectors .
“ The Brazilian public cloud market is maturing ,” said Bernie Hoecker , Partner , Enterprise Cloud Transformation at ISG . “ More organizations are embracing the cloud , and for many the focus is shifting from cost reduction to achieving business goals .”

Enterprises in Brazil have accelerated their adoption of public cloud services in recent years , with AWS partners playing a major role in enabling these migrations and the on-going operation of cloud environments , according to a new research report published by Information Services Group ( ISG ), a leading global technology research and advisory firm .

Most new cloud adopters in Brazil still prefer to migrate their workloads as they are , using lift-and-shift methods , ISG says . However , many companies are now pursuing containerization and cloud-native solutions .
The modernization of cloud environments has accelerated in recent months , particularly with the use of infrastructure as code ( IaC ). Companies are adopting automated approaches to reduce the need for scarce cloud programming skills .

Claro and AWS renew cloud partnership in Colombia

Claro and cloud provider Amazon Web

Services ( AWS ) have announced the renewal of their cloud services contract for five years .
As a result , Claro Enterprise Solutions will continue to be able to provide customers in Colombia with cloud solutions from AWS .
The telecom company has invested nearly US $ 6 million to train its staff to offer technical and consulting services through a cloud services center jointly developed by both companies since 2020 , said Claro Colombia CEO Carlos Zenteno .
The contract with AWS does not include the use of Claro data centers but will take advantage of AWS ’ s global cloud infrastructure .
The cloud company has AWS Local Zones in Chile , Argentina , Mexico and Peru , which places AWS infrastructure and services closer to population , industries and IT centers . Colombia is among the six new local zones that were announced in 2022 and that will come online this year .
The agreement between Claro and AWS will focus on managed services , migration of SAP systems , contact centers and vertical solutions . The telco has a strong presence in the financial , oil and gas , health and retail sectors .
Late last year , Claro announced it would become the host partner for an Oracle Cloud region in the country and offer OCI platform services with professional and managed services to help customers adopt cloud solutions .
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