Ascenty kicks off construction of fourth data center in São Paulo, now totaling 28 units
With an investment of BRL 220 million and 7,000 sqm of built-up area, the new facilities undeniably assert the company’s absolute leadership in Latin America
Ascenty, a leading data center company focused in Latin America, announced the construction of its fourth unit in the city of Osasco, state of São Paulo. The company will invest a total of BRL 220 million in the infrastructure, which features 75,300 sq. ft. of built-up area and 9 MW of total power capacity.
Expected to begin operations in December this year, the new venture will further expand Ascenty’s data center campus in São Paulo to a total power capacity of 33 MW.
With the new facilities in São Paulo, Ascenty now has 28 dedicated data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and seven under construction. By the end of 2020, the company will have kicked off operations across five new facilities: two in Brazil (São Paulo 4 and Hortolândia 5) and three abroad (Mexico 1 and 2, and Chile 2).
According to Marcos Siqueira, Ascenty’s VP of Operations, the company is expanding to keep track of the growing demand for data center and cloud migration services among companies across all industries. “Nowadays, internet consumption in our facilities is approximately 300% greater compared to February 2020, before the pandemic. In turn, power consumption – our main input – nearly doubled in the period. We have broadened our client portfolio, but those who were already in our facilities also expanded their use, which clearly shows a rising trend in the market,” said Siqueira.
In line with the global connectivity excellence standard across all Ascenty data centers, São Paulo 4 is interconnected to the proprietary fiber optic network of 3,100 miles. However, as a carrier neutral data center, it also has access to the networks of he main telecom companies in the country. To ensure uninterrupted operation across the data centers, all of the power used comes from renewable sources, traded in the free market with incentives. In addition, units are already born with management certifications such as ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 37001 and ISO 50001, as well as TÜV TR3, which certifies highest market availability and guarantees security and efficiency to ensure business continuity for clients.