Moisey Uretsky

There is a 100% import tax on all equipment which would require us to double the price on just the hardware side unless we can find a partnership with a local supplier. There are VISA constraints on visiting the country for our director of infrastructure to review suitable datacenter choices. There are also issues around bandwidth pricing, however more troubling on the bandwidth side is not so much the price, but also the limited connectivity. In all other regions we always deploy 10G only for transit pipes, while 10G seems to be at the moment much less common in the network layer. That's also not getting into any of the legal and regulatory items that we need to check through just to begin to do business out of Brazil.

So as you can see it is a complex situation which is much different from the other regions that we've opened such as Singapore, Amsterdam, and the UK where we didn't face the same, nor the number, of hurdles that we do in Brazil.

It's not always just a direct "money/cost" situation, as that can be solved simply by adjusting prices as you mentioned, it's really all of the other surrounding items that we want to work out.

E aqui fica clara a vantagem da Vultr sobre a DO -- os caras não tem nenhuma experiência internacional e estão limitados ao colinho do provedor, de preferência amigo dos amigos.

The issue that we ran into Singapore and opening in South East Asia is that even geographies that were physically close to Singapore still had weird latency without a tremendous amount of peering.

There are definitely other stable and friendly locations to open, and certainly Argentina and Chile would be very high on that list, but they may not provide significantly better latency to Brazil and there would be other complications, and Brazil is the most active community on DO in South America so we are trying to be very cognizant of their needs.