Cloud Computing in Brazil

Cristian Gallegos

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Brazil's poor record in the promotion of innovation and in the adoption of new technologies is not news. In addition, a heavy tax burden, which may have helped weather the crisis in 2008, is, however, a major obstacle to entrepreneurship. These factors, combined with the lack of investments in infrastructure, have made a victim of the local Internet industry - and of Cloud Computing. Nevertheless, the outlook for Cloud Computing in Brazil is surprisingly promising. There is significant pent-up demand in the industry as a whole still. According to, Brazil has about 2 million active domains. That is less than what several U.S. players feature individually; for instance, 1&1 alone accounts for 2.6 million domains according to With a population that is roughly two thirds that of the U.S., this difference is due to a significantly lower pene... (more)