Uber Considers Data Center in Kathmandu. Uber, global ride-hailing service is set up with the idea of establishing a data center in Kathmandu, Nepal, to help run its services in South Asia. The company is not actually going to operate the services in Nepal, but the facility could serve as a stepping stone in launching in the region.
Uber is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, food delivery, and transportation Network Company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 633 cities worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps. The global ride-hailing service, Uber considers data center in Kathmandu.
Uber could build the data center in what is currently the corporate office of the United Traders Syndicate in Chabahil, Nepal’s sole distributor of Toyota vehicles and parts.
According to the President of United Traders Syndicate, the official dealer of Toyota motors in Nepal, Mr. Suraj Vaidya, the data center will be located in the corporate office of United Traders Syndicate. The contract of the lease for space will soon be sealed.
For the acceleration of the growth rate of Uber, it has been focusing on the investment and establishment of the expanded global data centers in recent years. The cost factor as compared to other South Asian Countries is one of the reasons to establish its global data center in Nepal despite having any inroads.
Vaidya who led the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry and is also the immediate past president of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry added that this data centre will be beneficial to explore the information technology that is offered to Nepal through this as Uber is a fast growing company which is providing services in 600 cities in 78 countries globally.
Reference: Data Center Dynamics, Glocal Khabar