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Ascenty Strengthens Global Connectivity Network with Launch of Digital Realty’s ServiceFabric™

Customers can interconnect and secure their critical infrastructure and data sets

Ascenty: A Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure JV, the largest provider of data center and connectivity services in Latin America, announced today the launch of ServiceFabric™ at its data center in São Paulo, Brazil. ServiceFabric™ is Digital Realty’s service orchestration platform that seamlessly interconnects workflow participants, applications, clouds and ecosystems on PlatformDIGITAL®, its global data center platform.

The need for an open interconnection and orchestration platform is critical as an enabler for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance compute (HPC), especially as enterprises increasingly deploy private AI applications, which rely on the low latency, private exchange of data between many members of an ecosystem. Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL® was chosen to be the home of many groundbreaking AI and HPC workloads and ServiceFabric™ was designed with the needs of cutting-edge applications in mind.

Digital Realty’s ServiceFabric™ is currently available in 50+ metros in Asia Pacific, EMEA, and North America. The expansion with Ascenty in greater São Paulo, through Ascenty’s superior connectivity network, offers customers direct access points to leading cloud platforms from any private location. Through automation, this combined solution streamlines customer access, ensuring both resilience and significant cost savings.

In addition, ServiceFabric™ offers access to Service Directory, a central marketplace that allows customers and partners to highlight their offerings to a global audience on PlatformDIGITAL®. More than 100 members have joined the directory and listed 175+ services, including secure and direct connections to over 200 global cloud on-ramps. This access to an extensive ecosystem for seamless interconnection and collaboration will enable Ascenty to meet the needs of large enterprises in the financial market, industry, retail, and technology sectors in South America.

“According to Gartner, in 2024, 78% of Brazilian CIOs will invest in the integration of technologies and architectures. ServiceFabric™, designed to help customers, partners and developers easily transition to hybrid IT and data architectures, delivers exactly that – a single platform that enables access to the leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle OCI, and IBM Cloud,” explains Marcos Siqueira, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sales at Ascenty.

Strategy and Expansion

The launch of ServiceFabric™ in São Paulo is a key pillar of Ascenty’s connectivity and expansion strategy in South America. As part of its business expansions in Brazil and Latin America. Ascenty has plans to extend the availability of ServiceFabric™ to its data centers in Fortaleza, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile.

“We still expect Brazil to be Ascenty’s largest market by 2024, but we are also focusing on other Latin American countries. We are coming off a year of strong growth, which has allowed us to evaluate new investments, such as the one we made for ServiceFabric™, which will introduce a new interconnection alternative on a global scale on our continent,” Marcos said.

Ascenty: A Digital Realty and Brookfield Company Announces Presence of Google Cloud Interconnect in Santiago

Hybrid IT and data-intensive AI workloads can now optimize performance with low latency connections to Google Cloud

Ascenty: A Digital Realty and Brookfield Company, the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, announced today that customers in its Santiago data center now have access to Google Cloud services via a redundant cross-connect, supporting Google Cloud Interconnect.

Ascenty customers hosted at the Santiago data center will now be able to order cross connects between their private infrastructure and Google Cloud’s global network, allowing the optimization of hybrid IT architectures. Enterprise customers will benefit from low-latency, high-performance, secure, and cost-efficient connectivity to Google Cloud.

With the addition of Santiago, Digital Realty’s global data center platform, PlatformDIGITAL® now hosts 15 Google Cloud Interconnect locations: Atlanta, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Madrid, Marseille, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich.[1]

Google Cloud Interconnect facilitates the shortest path to customers’ Google Cloud resources. While in transit, customers’ network traffic remains on Google Cloud’s global network, never touching the public internet, resulting in improved performance through more predictable and reliable routing. When creating a new connection, customers can choose a hosted connection provided by a dedicated Ascenty cloud access service or the Google Cloud dedicated connection. PlatformDIGITAL® provides the physical meeting place where Google Cloud customers and partners can establish direct connections and optimize hybrid IT solutions and data-intensive AI workloads.

“Public cloud investment in the Chilean market is a trend we have been observing for some time. Fast, secure and reliable connections enhance our customers experience with Google Cloud. We are pleased to enhance our community of interest with this dedicated connection. This democratization is extremely important and strategic for Ascenty,” said João Walter, Director of Products, Solutions and Edge Strategy at Ascenty.

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[1] ServiceFabric™ is not currently available in Santiago, Chile

In partnership with Ascenty, Azion consolidates edge interconnectivity in South America

To boost results, the company connected to Ascenty’s operations in São Paulo (SP), Fortaleza (CE) and Santiago de Chile

Ascenty, a provider of data center and connectivity services in Latin America, and Azion, an edge computing platform that serves 45 of the 50 largest e-commerces in Latin America and some of the largest banks in the region, have entered into a partnership to improve the distribution of edge technology to banks, fintechs and retailers across the continent.

Based on the concept of interconnectivity and to boost results, Azion connected to Ascenty’s operations in São Paulo (SP), Fortaleza (CE) and Santiago de Chile, not only to accommodate equipment, but also to distribute technology to customers.

Interconnectivity and low latency
Unlike the Cloud, Edge Computing decentralizes the processing of requests and requires ultra-low latency for applications, with the ability to handle the most diverse types of devices, maintaining high performance and availability while providing a better user experience.

Since the start of the partnership, Azion has seen a 23% improvement in network latency. “Since the start of our collaboration, we have seen significant improvements compared to the previous supplier. To give you an idea, in more than 3 years, we have never had a power outage or unavailability. This stability ties in with one of our differentials: a highly available service,” says Rogério Mariano, Global Head of Network Planning at Azion.

The collaboration, which has been in operation for three years, is enhanced with the addition of Cross Connect, Colocation, Internet Exchange (AICX). The solutions are part of Ascenty’s connectivity ecosystem, which has a dedicated network capable of connecting all the company’s data centers and interconnecting them to the main content and cloud providers, telecommunications operators and third-party data centers.

“Ascenty offers a favorable ecosystem for our business model, helping to bring our customers closer to their end users. In this period, the partnership has allowed us to optimize the processing capacity, resilience and availability of our infrastructure,” concludes Rogério Mariano.

Ascenty and Oracle demonstrate results between cloud computing and on-premises integration

Arising from the partnership between the two companies, FastConnect allows moving data between different infrastructures up to 10 times faster

Ascenty, the largest data center and connectivity service provider in Latin America, and Oracle expanded their partnership to interconnect the Oracle Solution Center to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), through FastConnect, in order to demonstrate real cases of migration between on-premises solutions and public clouds.

Through a dedicated data link, Ascenty connects to two zones of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), located in the cities of Vinhedo (SP) and São Paulo (SP), enabling Oracle service performance demonstrations to clients within the company’s Solution Center located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This initiative allows companies to witness integrated solutions at work in real time, enabling a range of speed, connectivity, latency and security tests. “We experience this almost everyday at Oracle Solution Center: customers interested in moving their workloads from On-premises to the cloud have security and interconnection concerns. Having a high-performance interconnection partner like Ascenty allows us to present new forms and all details regarding hybrid connectivity. This helps clients to make better decisions when migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI),” said João Paulo Lunardelli, Director of the Oracle Solution Center in Latin America.

Ascenty provides access to various telecommunications companies and has its own network spanning over 5,000 km. This allows connecting the main areas of the country, enabling smooth and accurate demonstration experiences.

“This collaboration with Oracle brings about a shift in the storage and connectivity market mindset. This integration enables companies from different sectors to understand the best alternatives for data storage, integration, and connectivity, ushering in a new perspective for interconnecting solutions that can complement each other,” said João Walter Bio Razori, Product Manager at Ascenty.

Consolidated partnership

The partnership between the companies, offering dedicated and private access to the Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect, enables clients to access their cloud-based data and applications through a completely reliable network, resulting in enhanced performance, advanced control, flexibility, and scalability in accessing critical data and functions.

Ascenty’s direct and physical connection with the Oracle Cloud ensures high-capacity connections (up to 100 Gbps), lower latency, and support for various security frameworks tailored to specific needs.

Agile, secure and fast connection

During tests and demonstrative actions, the interconnection facilitated by the companies through Fast Connect allowed transferring 50GB files in 9 minutes – approximately 3 times faster compared to the average public internet use, estimated at 25 minutes.

“Some of our clients have already experienced this solution, which by itself answers potential questions related to aspects like connectivity, speed, and security. The data transfer time is evidence that amplifies the discussion about scalability with the cloud as the starting point for hybrid environments,” added Razori

These and other indicators will be presented during Oracle CloudWorld, in Las Vegas. On September 20, João Walter Bio Razori and João Paulo Lunardelli will share the experiences and results of clients with five real use cases showcasing the effectiveness of the data link between Oracle and Ascenty.

“Oracle has the fastest-growing public cloud in the market, and the connectivity and low latency offered by Ascenty are some of the major highlights of this partnership. Its fully scalable approach ensures our clients thrive amidst changes. This alliance is essential for clients’ peace of mind, based on the solid coverage of these aspects,” said Lunardelli.[1] 

Learn more at: https://ascenty.com/en/solutions/cloud-connect/oracle-fastconnect/


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Ascenty is recognized as Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan for the third year running

Top nomination positions the company at the forefront of the Brazilian Data Center market and attests to best practices focused on innovation, performance, and customer service

Ascenty, the largest provider of data center and connectivity services in Latin America, was recognized by Frost & Sullivan as Company of the Year in the data center industry in the Best Practices Company of the Yearreport. The award, which considers companies at the forefront of innovation and growth in their respective sectors, features a detailed assessment of best practices in different companies in the sector.

The evaluated criteria include aspects directly linked to the business’s performance in visionary innovation and customer impact. Some notable criteria are leadership focus, performance value, purchase experience, customer service, and brand equity.

In addition to leading in evaluative aspects, Ascenty stands out for consolidating its authority. By focusing on providing infrastructure services, it refines its approach to connectivity and offers cloud connection services with various speed options. The report also highlighted the company’s “excellent” Net Promoter Score, from 75 to 100 points, which it received for the fifth year in a row.

“The recognition attests to the work we have been doing with a focus on improving our solutions and customer experience. As one of the largest colocation providers in Brazil, we have been consolidating our leadership year after year by focusing on delivering quality infrastructure services, optimizing our connectivity approach and offering multi-connection services, which directly contribute to the smooth running of our partners’ businesses,” highlights Marcos Siqueira, VP of Operations at Ascenty.

Differentiated connectivity

According to Frost & Sullivan, among Data Center providers, Ascenty also remains at the forefront in terms of connectivity. By positioning itself as carrier-neutral, the company provides access to several telecommunications companies and has a network covering more than 5,000 km. Thus, it is able to connect the main points of the country, reducing the risk of downtime or service interruptions in its structure.

Ascenty also has a portfolio of more than 200 certifications, including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 45001 and ISO 14001 certifications, which qualify the company’s operations differently than other market players.

Sustainable Data Centers

To define the best Company of the Year in the category, Frost & Sullivan also evaluated initiatives related to the promotion of sustainability and testified Ascenty’s commitment to sustainable energy generation, with the development of Data Centers that provide an operation with less impact on the environment.

In recent years, the company has achieved “carbon neutral” status under the Brazilian Greenhouse Gas Program (GHG Protocol) and invested in photovoltaic plants, which convert solar radiation into electricity, optimizing energy use and improving efficiency in its data centers. Since 2021, 100% of the electricity used by Ascenty has come from renewable sources, either through purchases on the free energy market or through compensation via iRECs, directly corroborating its sustainable commitment.

“The company has established itself as a trusted partner for the customer’s digital transformation journey thanks to its industry expertise, state-of-the-art infrastructure and excellent services. Frost & Sullivan believes that Ascenty is poised to consolidate its position as the leading provider in the market.”

– Valentina Barcia

Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Research Analyst

Access the full report here.

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Ascenty tops the ISG Provider Lens™ Colocation Quadrant in Brazil for the fourth consecutive year

In addition to quality of service and an extended ecosystem, report highlights robust low-latency network and full integration with public clouds

Ascenty, the largest provider of data center and connectivity services in Latin America, was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as the absolute leader of the Colocation Services Quadrant in Brazil, according to the ISG Provider Lens™ 2023 – Private/Hybrid Cloud – Data Center Services report. With its 34 data centers in operation and/or construction – 26 of which are in Brazil – Ascenty is recognized, as per analyst Pedro Bicudo, for driving customer growth by offering a robust low-latency network and complete integration with public clouds.

The colocation quadrant evaluated 15 data center space providers on criteria such as: secure access control, redundant power supplies, fire suppression and air cooling system, cloud connectivity and security certificates.

“Ascenty was once again recognized for its leadership in the Brazilian Colocation market due to the efforts of our entire team, and it demonstrates our commitment to offering a customizable, flexible and agile service,” said Marcos Siqueira, VP of Operations at Ascenty.

The report also reveals that Brazilian companies are adopting hybrid architectures, i.e. managed hosting platforms alongside public cloud.

“Companies are looking for platforms with a cloud-like experience that have robust technology and hyperconnectivity. At Ascenty, we connect both of these worlds to ensure greater security for companies’ data, flexibility for operations and scalability,” adds Siqueira.

Hyperconnectivity offerings

Ascenty offers customers several connectivity options with Cloud Connect for hyperscalers and several points of presence (PoPs) throughout Brazil. The Ascenty Cloud Connectivity Exchange (ACCX) and Ascenty Internet Connectivity Exchange (AICX) services connect customers to diverse data centers, including public clouds, content providers and ISVs, providing low latency at the edge.

With over 200 certifications, Ascenty ensures competitiveness in the market by offering 5,000 km of proprietary fiber optic network, which allows clients to explore different routes tailored to their needs.

High-quality standards

One of Ascenty’s main differentials is the quality of the services provided and the satisfaction of its customers. The company achieved a Net Promoter Score above 90 for the fifth consecutive year, following high standards of data center security and construction. This index is calculated using a customer satisfaction methodology developed to assess the degree of customer loyalty.

Extended ecosystem

Ascenty also has a marketplace where customers can find technology manufacturers and service providers to integrate with their colocation. Marketplace categories include private cloud and hosting, storage, email, backup, cybersecurity, financial solutions, outsourcing, consulting, telecommunications and connectivity.

For the full report, go to https://conteudo.ascenty.com/ascenty-isg-report-2023

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At Febraban Tech, Ascenty announces start-up of its 24th data center and purchase of land in São Paulo for expansion

In its debut participation in the main banking technology event, Ascenty reveals investments for the financial sector, an area that has grown 50% in customers over the past two years

Ascenty, a leading company in the Latin American data center market with 34 units in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, participates for the first time in Febraban Tech, the main event for technology and innovation in the financial sector, with announcements of investments focused on finance clients.

During the fair, which takes place from June 27 to 29, 2023, at the Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Ascenty will host a Coffee Lounge next to Fintech Arena, to announce the start-up of the fourth data center at its Osasco (SP) campus and the purchase of land measuring 47,430.46 m² in the same region.

The new data center – São Paulo 4 – comes online with 5.5 MW of a total capacity of 9 MW where the company has a total of six infrastructures, four in operation and two under construction. In the new area, equivalent to just over four soccer fields, new units will be built, with construction set to begin and investment values currently in the planning phase.

This expansion is in line with the strategy of expanding the portfolio to the enterprise market, which includes the technology, telecom, finance, retail, agribusiness and health segments. Ascenty’s participation in Febraban Tech aims to expand contracts with the financial sector, which registered a 50% growth in the number of customers over the past two years.

“Our goal is to expand our operation and meet the growing demand for world-class data centers and excellent connectivity in the São Paulo region, especially for banks, investment funds, fintechs, and payment companies,” reveals Marcos Siqueira, Vice President of Operations at Ascenty. “Four of the five largest banks in Brazil already work with Ascenty, whether in colocation or connectivity, and the financial sector is among the three fastest growing in the company”, he adds.

The acquired land in Osasco is one of the last areas with high energy availability in Greater São Paulo, an essential condition for the operation of large data centers. In addition, the location houses the Network Access Point (NAP), has direct access to the PIX in São Paulo and Campinas and is also interconnected to the submarine cable station in Praia Grande (SP), through the 5,000 km of Ascenty’s proprietary optical fiber network.

Another market differential of Ascenty is that all its units are classified as Tier 3, which certify the data centers with the highest market availability. Additionally, it is the only Latin American data center company that is a signatory of the UN Global Compact, with over 200 certifications for excellence in environmental management and corporate social responsibility. The company has also been in the zone of excellence in customer service according to the Net Promoter Score for the past five years.

Service – Ascenty at Febraban Tech

When: June 27-29, 2023

Where: Transamerica Expo Center

Av. Dr. Mário Vilas Boas Rodrigues, 387 – Santo Amaro, São Paulo

Ascenty Booth: Coffee Lounge 01 – next to the Fintech Arena

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Partnership between Ascenty and NUV provides record low latency between Brazil and Europe

With new deal, Ascenty’ ecosystem offers data transmission between São Paulo and Madrid starting at 99 milliseconds, 60% faster than market average

Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, with 34 data centers in operation and/or under construction in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, announces a new interconnection partnership in its ecosystem. Along with NUV, a company that specializes in global connectivity services, and with the NetIX, Peer-1, and TupIX products, the company plans to expand the reach and quality of its connectivity in all regions of the globe.

The addition of NUV products to the Ascenty ecosystem will provide customers of both companies with global connectivity options with best-in-class latency, starting at 99 milliseconds for data transmission between Sao Paulo and Europe. Average latency for this route is estimated to be 220 milliseconds.

“With these products, we guarantee the lowest latency for data exchanges between the Americas and Europe. NetIX connects more than 30 exchange points (PTTs) in the world, between Brazil, the United States and Europe; we also connect all of Latin America in a single PTT through TupiX, based in large urban centers; and Peer-1 will allow us to take our customers to the most important peering exchanges around the world, aiming for the best experience. That way we can spread the network without losing the quality of our connectivity,” explained Fabricio Costa, CEO of NUV. “We are looking for partners who will help each other. This is the case with Ascenty, a company with a global footprint and aligned with our aspirations to provide excellent personalized service,” he added.

After three months of being rolled out from the Ascenty data center campus in São Paulo, the partnership will extend in the coming months to the Vinhedo, Campinas, and Fortaleza sites. Next, the goal is to expand the network to Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Chile, and Querétaro, Mexico, and, finally, in Bogotá, Colombia, once the data center goes live.

“This partnership illustrates the quality of the services we provide to our customers and the focus we have on increasing interconnection possibilities for the Latam market. Content is everywhere, but the big difference is in how this content is transmitted. In this context, NUV and its entire range of platforms is strategic for the possibility of unlimited expansion of connectivity, without loss of quality,” said João Walter, Executive Manager of Products, Solutions and Edge Strategy at Ascenty.

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Ascenty’s leadership meets with state authorities in Mexico

With two data centers in operation and one under construction in Querétaro, Ascenty is in talks with the Mexican government to explore expanding its technology and connectivity business in the country

Directors of Ascenty, a leader in the Latin American data center market, met last month, with authorities at the Government Palace of the State of Querétaro, Mexico, to discuss expanding the company’s business in the country.

With two data centers in operation and a third under construction in the city of Santiago de Querétaro, Ascenty discussed with Mexican representatives opportunities to expand its telecommunications infrastructure and power supply solutions, among other issues pertaining to the technology and connectivity business.

The company currently operates the following data centers in Mexico: Mexico 1, a 20,000 sq. mt. site with 21 MW in total power; Mexico 2, spanning 24,000 sq. mt. with 31 MW in power capacity; and Mexico 3, scheduled to go live in the first quarter of 2025, with a site area of 20,000 sq. mt. and 21 MW in power. In all, the company has already invested over BRL 1 billion [USD 200 million] in Mexico.

“Mexico and Brazil are the largest economies in Latin America and together account for more than 50% of regional GDP, as well as being among the 20 largest economies in the world. Therefore, having our world-class data center services in the country is key in securing our regional leadership,” explains Gustavo Sousa, Ascenty’s CFO.

In addition to Sousa, the meeting was attended by Mauricio Kuri, governor of Querétaro; Marco Del Prete, Querétaro’s secretary of sustainable development; Mauricio Reys, engineer from Querétaro’s Electrical Energy Agency (AEEQ); Felipe Caballero, vice president of Projects, Engineering and Construction at Ascenty; Arturo Bravo, director of Ascenty’s Data Centers in Mexico; and Adriana Cerecedo, founding partner of GLA-Gestion Legal y Ambiental.

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Ascenty to broadcast Globoplay

Latin America’s largest data center company provides wider reach and improved connectivity for content on Globo’s streaming platform

Ascenty, the leader in colocation in Latin America, with 34 data centers in operation and/or under construction in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, has signed an interconnection partnership with Globo to distribute digital content, such as the Globoplay streaming platform.

The connection will take place through a new point of presence for Globo at the São Paulo Campus and integration with Ascenty’s peering platform, the Ascenty Internet Connectivity Exchange (AICX). Thus, all content production will be integrated into a carrier-neutral, low-latency connectivity ecosystem with world-class infrastructure. This digital environment relies on the presence of leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and operators, as well as direct partnerships with Internet exchange companies, expanding the reach for Globo’s streaming platform.

“In just a few months with Globo in our ecosystem, we have already seen a significant increase in traffic within the AICX solution, as well as new requests for direct connection to the partner, which boosts interconnection opportunities and demonstrates the provision of scalability for our partners and customers,” said João Walter, Executive Manager of Products, Solutions and Edge Strategy at Ascenty.

“Looking to improve the quality and speed in the delivery of Globoplay and other Globo digital products, we are increasing the options for internet carriers and providers to interconnect with us. With the partnership with Ascenty, we have new direct interconnection options at the São Paulo Campus, through the AICX peering platform,” says Claudiney Soares, Globo’s Peering Coordinator.

Through its own 5,000 km fiber-optic network spread across Brazil, Ascenty’s data centers are interconnected to the country’s three submarine cable stations in Praia Grande, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza. Thus, in addition to excellent connectivity in Latin America, Ascenty’s digital ecosystem also enables low-latency data exchanges with countries in North America, Africa, and Europe.

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Ascenty and WNB Comnect enter into a partnership and invest more than R$2 million to streamline financial transactions

The partnership resulted in 13% faster processing times for financial operations

Ascenty, the Latin American colocation leader, with 34 data centers across Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, has sealed a partnership to improve the processing of financial transactions with WNB Comnect, a technological solutions company in network infrastructure for electronic transactions.

After a year of planning and more than R$2 million in investments, the joint venture led to a 70% increase in the capacity of WNB Comnect’s payment method transactions.

With Ascenty’s data center in Vinhedo – the largest in Latin America – added to its infrastructure, WNB achieved 13% faster processing times for data transport compared with the company’s historical average. The main reason for this performance improvement is due to the connectivity ecosystem connected to the world’s leading cloud providers.

“Ascenty offers services at a quality level that we consider essential for our projects. Their strengths are their connectivity, international security certifications, commitment to deadlines, and agile and personalized service,” said Ruy Rothschild de Souza, CEO of WNB Comnect. “This partnership reinforced our commitment to availability, flexibility, and security, essential values that we bring to our customers and partners,” he added.

The project was originally scheduled to be delivered by Ascenty in November 2022, to allow WNB to meet the increased flow of transactions for the holidays, the busiest time of year for the retail segment. However, Ascenty managed to complete the customer’s capacity expansion in early August, three months ahead of schedule.

WNB Comnect currently operates around 40% of in-person electronic payment transport in Brazil, accounting for almost 100% of the traffic in some segments.

“The arrival of WNB represents a significant increase in excellence in the supply of network infrastructure for data transport and electronic transactions in Ascenty’s marketplace, reinforcing our role as a developer of new business in our digital ecosystem,” said Vinícius Minetto, sales director at Ascenty.

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Ascenty joins world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative

Latin America’s largest data center company is first in the region to become a signatory to the UN Global Compact

Ascenty, a leading company in the Latin American data center market, with 34 sites located across Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, has just joined the United Nations Global Compact in Brazil. The initiative aims to mobilize the business community to adopt and promote a list of ten universally accepted principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. By establishing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Compact has also taken on the mission of engaging the private sector in this new agenda.

Ascenty thus becomes the only Latin American data center company to have committed to what is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. It is another groundbreaking move by the company, which has been carbon neutral since 2020; and the first to have a data center ISO 14001 certified in Brazil back in 2016, when corporate environmental management systems were still in their infancy.

“By joining the Global Compact, we commit to report our annual progress on the Ten Principles, which fosters the constant evolution of our sustainable practices,” said Fábio Trimarco, Director of Compliance and Quality at Ascenty. “This initiative is vital for us to understand what the gaps are in improving our sustainability, as well as to be involved in a community with a holistic view on the subject, which gives us the opportunity to learn about best practices in solving problems similar to ours,” he added.

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the UN Global Compact is a call to companies worldwide to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

The UN Global Compact Network Brazil was created in 2003, and today is the third largest local network in the world, with more than 1,600 members. There are more than 40 projects in the country, primarily focused on: Water and Sanitation, Food and Agriculture, Energy and Climate, Human Rights and Labor, Anti-Corruption, Engagement and Communication.

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Ascenty raises USD 1.025 billion in funding for investments to build new data centers

The transaction includes two instruments, an offshore Term Loan Facility and a debenture issuance on the local capital market

Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, with 34 data centers in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia, obtained funding of USD 1.025 billion over a period of 5 years in two instruments.

The first was an overseas Term Loan Facility worth USD 825 million, led by Itaú, Natixis, Scotiabank, Credit Agricole, Banco MUFG Brasil and Mizuho. In addition to these banks, 6 others joined the operation.

The second instrument was the issuance of debentures on the local market in an amount equivalent to USD 200 million, led by Bradesco. The debentures were issued in Brazilian reais and feature a swap to U.S. dollars.

These transactions extended the company’s debt period and injected cash to expand its activities in Brazil. Even with the global financial market undergoing a volatile moment, Ascenty shows that its long-term client relationships and operational consistency provide the company with differentiated fundraising conditions.

“Based on the success obtained in financing the Brazilian operations, we will now seek similar structures for the Mexican, Chilean, and Colombian markets,” comments Gustavo Sousa, Ascenty’s CFO. “This operation, unprecedented in the sector, demonstrates the market’s confidence in Ascenty, which stands out due to its portfolio of long-term clients, such as large big techs, but mainly because of its operating capacity. Despite being a young company at only 13 years old, its projects have reached a high level of maturity, with about 90% of our capacity in Brazil being fully operational,” adds Sousa.

About Ascenty
Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 34 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with more than 300 sites located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the website.

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Ascenty, Datacom and DataSafer to offer a 100% Brazilian-made cloud storage structure

OCP servers developed and manufactured in Brazil, by Brazilian workers, decrease the domestic market’s reliance on imported products

Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, with 33 data centers in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, DataSafer, a company specialized in cloud storage based in Campinas, and its supplier, Datacom, a manufacturer of servers and telecommunications products based in Eldorado do Sul, have teamed up to launch a 100% Brazilian-made cloud storage structure using an OCP (Open Compute Project) server fully developed and manufactured in Brazil.

OCP is a collaborative community for creating hardware architecture concepts that efficiently support the increasing demands of cloud computing infrastructure, with reduced power consumption and lower operating and maintenance costs than traditional IT architectures. And this partnership between Ascenty, Datacom and DataSafer reduces the domestic market’s dependence on imported products by offering technology that was fully developed in Brazil, with parts and equipment manufactured in the country, by Brazilian workers.

“It took two years to design a new generation of servers for data centers that, today, operate with 30% less power consumption and 20% lower operating costs compared to previous facilities,” said Jairo Neto, Datacom’s account manager.

“Ascenty’s infrastructure was crucial for the project’s success in terms of security, high availability, connectivity and redundancies, as well as qualified and agile labor to meet the urgent demands, because we had to double the occupation of racks to make this technology viable,” added Walber Alexandre de Castro, DataSafer’s Executive Director.

Castro points out that having the products manufactured in Brazil emerged as an alternative to the delays in the delivery of servers resulting from the semiconductor shortage associated with the war between Ukraine and Russia, both among the world leaders in the production of raw materials for chips. “We managed to overcome the components crisis and meet our internal demand by planning ahead, because other companies reported having to wait a year to get this equipment from abroad, we received it in two months,” he said.

“It is a great competitive advantage for us to offer Datacom’s national OCP servers and DataSafer’s cloud storage as services available in our digital ecosystem with state-of-the-art infrastructure in power availability, high connectivity and the lowest latency in the market,” said Vinícius Minetto, Ascenty’s Sales Director.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 33 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the website.

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Ascenty achieves excellence in customer service for the fifth consecutive year

Latin America’s leading data center provider earned an excellent score in customer service for the fifth consecutive year as measured by Net Promoter Score (NPS) research methodology

The results of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey, conducted annually with customers of Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, reveal how excellent service is a competitive advantage in the organization’s market positioning.

For the fifth consecutive year, Ascenty earned an “excellent” score, falling in the 75-100 point range. This is a well-established corporate metric for measuring customer loyalty and satisfaction. The positive feedback from Ascenty customers through the NPS comes as an endorsement of Ascenty’s successful strategy to differentiate itself as a service provider of excellence in Colocation and Connectivity.

“We invest heavily in infrastructure, technology, and agile processes, maintaining a culture focused on flexibility, and we always have initiatives that emphasize retaining and attracting new talent, all this associated with constant training to offer excellent services with the same quality around the clock and in all Data Centers in Latin America. In addition, we are always very attentive to the needs of our customers!” said Marcos Siqueira, Vice President of Operations at Ascenty.

With 33 own data centers in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, Ascenty serves large customers that, due to the complexity of their business, require the provision of very high quality services. The main segments served by the company include major cloud and general technology service providers, the financial sector, e-commerce (retail), education, and service integrators.

Between the 2021 survey and the recently completed September 2022 survey, Ascenty announced seven new data centers – three in Brazil, two in Mexico and a second data center in Chile – adding to a recent announcement of five other sites, including the first in Colombia.

“Even with this significant expansion, the company manages to balance the well-being and safety of its employees with customer satisfaction, maintaining the quality of service confirmed by the NPS,” Siqueira concluded.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 33 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site.

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Ascenty launches technology services marketplace

Initiative by Latin America’s largest data center company creates business opportunities for its customers

Ascenty, a leading data center provider in Latin America, with 28 locations in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 22 of which in operation and six under construction –, announced the launch of a technology services marketplace for its customer network.

The space offers numerous technology services, from servers and other physical equipment to solutions linked to cloud computing, cybersecurity and app development. Since Ascenty focuses exclusively on colocation – which consists of leasing space equipped with electrical power, internet connection, and redundant physical links to major global clouds – it does not compete with its tech industry partners, creating a business relationship between them. It is, therefore, a free competition marketplace open to the company’s entire partner network.

Ascenty’s digital ecosystem consists of an environment with great potential for business opportunities. “In addition to an infrastructure of excellence, our customers have at their disposal a marketplace with a great diversity of state-of-the-art technology services, with Ascenty playing the role of new business developer, allowing quick and easy access to the services they need within our digital ecosystem,” said Vinícius Minetto, Ascenty’s Sales Director.

The marketplace has enjoyed high receptivity rates among the customer base, with more than 30 companies registered in the first two weeks. Ascenty expects to surpass 50 tech service providers by the end of the year.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site.

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Ascenty introduces its global connectivity ecosystem at Futurecom

Leading data center company in Latin America provides digital business environment with the greatest potential on the market

Ascenty, a leading company in the data center and connectivity industry in Latin America, with 28 units in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, participates for the first time with a booth at Futurecom 2022, which takes place October 18-20 at the São Paulo Expo, aiming to introduce its global connectivity ecosystem with the largest business potential on the market.

With 12 years of history under its belt, Ascenty offers the market the lowest latency for direct connection to the world’s leading cloud providers. The company guarantees a speed of up to 2 milliseconds for data exchange, 15% lower than the average offered in the Brazilian market.

Ascenty also has 5,000 km of proprietary fiber optic network connected to submarine cable stations in Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro and Praia Grande (SP), in addition to being carrier neutral and providing direct access to numerous interconnected telecom carriers at its data centers.

Therefore, by allocating data in Ascenty’s data centers, even in hybrid form, clients gain direct access to a global client network that includes the market’s leading cloud providers, various managed business environment services, and solutions linked to cybersecurity, connectivity, and application development.

With the support of its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company; and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units across six continents – Ascenty ratifies the worldwide standard of excellence for its digital ecosystem.

“Being part of a leading global data center service group allows us to provide low-latency connectivity, greater resilience, and ultimately superior end-to-end market availability to conduct business activities anywhere in the world”, says Marcos Siqueira, Ascenty’s VP of Operations.

Ascenty Campus in Vinhedo, the largest data center in Latin America

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: https://ascenty.com

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Ascenty opens its fifth data center in Hortolândia

With an expected investment of BRL 920 million and 31 MW capacity, the data center expands by 134% the total power of the complex, where construction started in 2015

Ascenty, the leading provider of data center services in Latin America, has announced the opening of the fifth data center at its Hortolândia complex, in the interior of the São Paulo State. The company also has a sixth data center under construction at the site, scheduled to begin operations in 2023.

Investment for the installation has totaled BRL 350 million so far, and is expected to reach BRL 920 million by the end of the final phase. Hortolândia 5 has already opened with 20% of the data processing centers occupied by clients, with plans to reach 60% by the end of 2023.

Ascenty now has 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 23 currently operating and six under construction. With the new addition, the Hortolândia campus will see its power expanded by 134%, going from 23MW to 54MW of energy capacity.

“Next year, we will finish construction for the sixth site of the complex, which broke ground in 2015. Hortolândia is a growing industrial and technological hub. Investing in the town is part of our growth strategy, and will allow us to meet strong demand for digital services from local businesses,” said VP of Operations Marcos Siqueira.

The Hortolândia campus is connected to Ascenty’s 5,000-km proprietary fiber optic network and interconnected to the submarine cable station in Praia Grande, SP. Ascenty is carrier neutral and provides its customers with direct access to numerous telecom operators in its data centers.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site.

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Ascenty and PIT open connection point in Chile

New network interconnection point in Santiago improves quality and reduces cost of internet traffic exchanges in the local market

Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, with 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 22 in operation and six under construction – announces a new network interconnection point in its data centers in Chile. The investment was undertaken in partnership with PIT Chile, a neutral and public Internet Exchange Point.

The new offering is part of Ascenty’s project to invest in quality interconnections that increase the benefits to its customers, while always remaining carrier neutral, i.e. ensuring that its customers have direct access to any telecom operator in its data centers. PIT’s total aggregate traffic volume is 9 around Tb/s, which provides quality improvement and cost savings for internet traffic exchanges.

PIT Chile’s point of presence adds to the connectivity ecosystem available to Ascenty’s customers, which includes connections to cloud providers and telecom operators. This interconnection point also adds redundancy to Ascenty’s data center campus, further increasing the availability and resiliency of the solution.

“Collaboration among companies is key for the development of the Chilean market, driving business for our customers – content and traffic owners – and for the operators that distribute to the market”, João Walter, executive manager of Products, Solutions & Edge Strategy at Ascenty, states. “Ascenty stands out in the Chilean market for its world-class data centers with space available to the market, as well as its financially competitive offerings and technical projects that are specifically tailored for each business”, he adds. As said by Daniel Fried, PIT Chile’s commercial director, the partnership and the presence of PIT within Ascenty’s data center structure represent a major evolution for the market seeking quality interconnections and world-class data center offerings. “This is a combination of purposes with a very positive effect for the customers of both companies”, says Daniel.

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Digital Realty, Ascenty investor, completes acquisition of Teraco, Africa’s leading data center company

Global group extends leadership in data center solutions industry by completing majority stake acquisition in African company for about $3.5 billion

Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions – and one of the investors of Ascenty, the main data center company in Latin America – announces the successful completion of its previously announced agreement communicated earlier this year to acquire a majority interest in Teraco, a leading carrier-neutral data center and interconnection services provider in South Africa, from a consortium of investors, including Berkshire Partners and Permira, in a transaction valuing Teraco at approximately $3.5 billion.

The acquisition of Teraco adds South Africa to Digital Realty’s three existing markets on the continent, including Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria. The strategic importance of these four I’ve reverted to the approved press release as we have to ensure we use wording approved by Legal and IR markets has been enhanced by the recent and ongoing implementation of new subsea cable networks encircling Africa. Combined with Digital Realty’s highly connected facilities in Marseille, our customers have a range of strategic connectivity hubs from which to serve all corners of the African market.

For Ascenty’s clients operating in Latin America, this acquisition consolidates the world-class excellence standard of the digital ecosystem in which they operate. Companies with data allocated in any of Ascenty’s 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico rely on 5,000km of dedicated fiber optic network, connecting the submarine cable stations in Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro and Praia Grande, SP.

“Being part of a leading global data center service group allows us to provide low-latency connectivity, greater resilience, and ultimately superior end-to-end market availability to conduct business activities anywhere in the world,” says Chris Torto, CEO, Ascenty.

With the acquisition, Teraco will be known as Teraco: A Digital Realty Company.

To read the full announcement, in English, click here.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty supports the world’s leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. Digital Realty’s global data center footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with more than 290 facilities in 47 metros across 24 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, click here.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site.

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Ascenty is the first data center company in Brazil granted the ISO 45001 certification

Certification consolidates the leader of the data center market as a Brazilian pioneer in corporate practices of excellence in occupational health & safety

With 28 dedicated units in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and nine under construction – Ascenty, leader of the Colocation market in Latin America, is the first data center company in Brazil to receive the ISO 45001 certification for corporate practices of excellence in occupational health and safety.

To receive the certification, the company completed a 16-month process of tailoring its processes to the excellence standard required by the ISO 45001. “With eight ongoing construction projects across three companies and 24/7 operations, we needed a completely dedicated team to establish global routines and standards of excellence in occupational health and safety,” said Fábio Trimarco, Compliance Officer at Ascenty. “This certification allows us to stand out in the market as the only company in the Brazilian sector recognized for prioritizing the life and health of its workers, attesting to the quality of Ascenty’s services across the community,” he added.

The compliance process was supported by the Occupational Safety Department, led by José Carlos Queiroz. “The organization now has clear oversight of crucial issues that can impact operations both positively or negatively, ultimately allowing us to fulfill our responsibilities by combining service excellence and a constant focus on the zero-incident goal,” said Queiroz.

In addition to the ISO 45001, all of Ascenty’s facilities are rated Tier III – representing the data centers with the highest uptime in the market –, receiving more than 100 certifications for its standards of excellence in corporate social responsibility and environmental management.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty is the only Latin American company among world’s 20 largest data center providers, study shows 

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) report also names Ascenty’s investor Digital Realty as the world’s largest data center provider

Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, with 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 21 in operation and 7 under construction – was recognized as the 13th largest data center company in the world, and the only Latin American name in the top 20.

The same study, conducted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), puts Ascenty’s investor Digital Realty at the top of the list. This means that Ascenty’s customers are interconnected to the world’s largest data center network, consisting of 290 Digital Realty facilities located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The ITU’s survey – Global Connectivity Report 2022 – is based on data from December 2021. Ascenty ranks 13th in the multi-tenant data center (MTDC) category, which includes data center providers in the colocation market, i.e., that rent space in their data centers to customers.

Absolute leader in Latin America, Ascenty has been experiencing rapid, continuous growth. In the two years since the pandemic began, the company has gone from 14 to 19 data centers in operation by the end of 2021. During this period, it also launched its first international operation, in Chile. It has recently started operating two units in Mexico and will soon announce a second unit active in Chile.

The annual report from ITU – the UN agency specializing in information and communication technologies – provides a current and detailed assessment of how close the world is to achieving universal and meaningful connectivity.

To access the complete report, go to the ITU website by clicking here.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site by clicking here.

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Ascenty opens its first two data centers in Mexico

The company has already invested BRL 1 billion to enter the Mexican market and consolidate its leadership in the Latin American data center market

Ascenty, the leading data center service provider in Latin America, announces the opening of its first two units in Mexico, launching its operations in the country.

The total investment for the installation of the two new data centers, located in the city of Querétaro, was BRL 1 billion. Ascenty now has 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 21 currently operating and six under construction.

While Mexico 1 has an area of 20,000 m² and a total power of 21 MW, Mexico 2 occupies 24,000 m² at 31 MW. The structures went into operation on July 1st and have already opened with a portion of the data processing centers occupied by clients: Mexico 1 with 25% of the total and Mexico 2 with 20%.

In recent years, Querétaro has become the area that attracts most foreign and domestic investment in the implementation of world-class data centers, according to the report by Cushman & Wakefield “Data centers Global Market Comparison 2021“. The region was also listed in the 2022 report as one of the top markets worldwide.

“Querétaro is financially attractive due to its geographical location: close to the industrial area of Bajío and Mexico City, but with a low risk of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, hurricanes or tornadoes; and it has an efficient electrical infrastructure with available power supply for the data centers”, says Chris Torto, CEO and founder of Ascenty. “In addition to these two centers opening in Mexico, we will consolidate our leadership in Latin America with the opening of our second unit in Chile, later this year, as well as assessing our entry into other markets in the region, such as Colombia and Peru.”

Technical characteristics

Following in the footsteps of all other Ascenty data centers, the new units in Mexico are also ranked Tier 3 (TR3) and feature a tri-bus distribution system that ensures more than 48 hours of standalone autonomy to generators. The units also feature a high-performance cooling system operating in lateral technical corridors with redundancy.

The new data centers are also interconnected by Ascenty’s own 100% underground fiber optic network. The infrastructure was built according to international standards and has high initial fiber availability and capacity for future expansion. In addition, it is prepared to receive high fiber density cables, reaching more than 5,000 pairs in each of its four different paths. This configuration, with multiple paths, ensures the resiliency of the entire network.

Regarding physical security, the site has 24/7 surveillance with high-definition automatic movement detection and trained security staff. Adapting to the local reality, the data centers in Mexico were built observing specific recommendations for zones prone to seismic activity.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site.

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Ascenty and NIC.br make new investments in the Vinhedo region to expand the interconnection market

The new network interconnect point is located at Ascenty’s data center in Vinhedo, the largest in Latin America, serving the rural parts of the State of São Paulo

Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, with 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and 9 under construction – announces a new network interconnect point in the Vinhedo region, in the State of São Paulo. The investment was made in conjunction with the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), which maintains and operates IX.br, a benchmark project in infrastructure for direct interconnection between networks in metro areas. The total aggregate traffic volume is around 22 Tb/s, providing improved quality and cost savings for internet traffic exchanges.

The project is the result of extending the São Paulo IX.br – which already features a network interconnect point (PIX) with Ascenty’s São Paulo 2 data center – into Ascenty’s campus in Vinhedo.

Ascenty’s focus on infrastructure and connectivity was essential for the creation of the new point of presence for IX.br. In addition to having 5,000 km of proprietary fiber optic network connected to submarine cable stations in Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro and Praia Grande, Ascenty is “carrier neutral” and ensures that its customers have direct access to numerous telecom carriers at its data centers.

“The new IX.br structure in Vinhedo is an important step for Ascenty’s expansion in terms of infrastructure and connectivity. Investing in the integration to the PTT in our campus with the largest data center in Latin America reinforces the concern and interest of companies in breaking the interconnect barriers while preserving availability and fair and accessible commercial conditions,” said João Walter, Ascenty’s Products and Solutions executive.

“The choice of the new IX.br coverage point was the consequence of a strategic mapping and of the need to get closer to the rural parts of the state. We also considered the importance of connectivity to large data centers with the capacity to host ISPs and content providers. These investments in new regions increases our reach and brings us closer to our customers, in addition to making interconnection and traffic exchange accessible to operators, ISPs and content providers,” says Julio Sirota, Infrastructure Manager at IX.br.

Currently, the ISPs and carriers that serve the rural parts of the State of São Paulo bear the network costs to connect to the exchange points in the state’s capital. This high investment in interconnection within data centers has a negative impact on the cost/benefit ratio of this initiative. Therefore, the availability of an IX.br connection point within Ascenty creates business and expansion possibilities for the market.

About IX.br

The Brazil Internet Exchange (IX.br) is an initiative by CGI.br and NIC.br aimed at the installation and operation of Internet exchange points and provides the infrastructure required to interconnect Autonomous Systems (AS) directly to the networks that comprise the internet. IX.br collaborates to reduce costs and improve the performance of the participating networks and the internet as a whole, following the definition provided by the Internet eXchange Federation. The initiative already encompasses 35 independent Internet Exchanges, distributed throughout the five regions of Brazil and directly interconnected, with major national and international networks also present. For more information, please go to the site.

About the Brazilian Network Information Center – NIC.br

The Brazilian Network Information Center – NIC.br (https://nic.br/) is a non-profit, private civil entity, in charge of operating the .br domain, as well as distributing IP numbers and registering Autonomous Systems in Brazil. Since 2005, NIC.br implements the decisions and projects designed by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br and it is fully funded by its own revenues arising from its private enterprise. It carries out actions and projects that benefit the internet infrastructure in Brazil. NIC.br consists of:  Registro.br (https://registro.br), CERT.br (https://cert.br/), Ceptro.br (https://ceptro.br/), Cetic.br (https://cetic.br/), IX.br (https://ix.br/) and Ceweb.br (https://ceweb.br), in addition to projects such as Internetsegura.br (https://internetsegura.br) and Portal of Good Practices for the Internet in Brazil (https://bcp.nic.br/). It also houses the office of W3C Chapter São Paulo (https://w3c.br/).

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site by clicking here.

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Ascenty integrates add it Data Center infrastructure offering

Cloud solutions provider partners with Latin America’s largest data center infrastructure to support growth

Ascenty, the leading colocation company in Latin America, with 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and 9 under construction – announces a partnership with add it Cloud Solutions, a cloud specialist for mission-critical environments.

The partnership was born out of add it’s need to double its size and increase cloud availability. And it was Ascenty’s São Paulo 3 data center that met all the company’s prerequisites. The infrastructure carefully follows the availability standards established by the TIA 942 standard and are certified by TUV with TR3 certification, which ensures service levels are fulfilled with the highest availability in the market. In addition, the cohesive and fair commercial positioning ensures that end customers are not impacted when hiring the services.

“Today, we consider Ascenty an essential part of the continuity and expansion of our double-digit annual growth objectives by providing the necessary infrastructure and quickly and efficiently getting ahead of our customers’ needs, both technical and financial,” says Eduardo Chiste, CEO & Co-Founder of add it.

The project consumed more than 4,300 dedicated hours for the activation of the new cloud infrastructure. “Our customers can now count on a private cloud with even more availability, elasticity, flexibility, and high performance”, ensures Eduardo.

For Vinícius Minetto, Ascenty’s Executive Sales Director, the portfolio of complementary services establishes a solidarity relationship between the companies, in favor of mutual growth and development. “We offer a digital ecosystem of global excellence through PlatformDigital – Digital Realty, which acts as a cog to leverage the business of partners, such as add it. We also share the same values, especially regarding efficiency, service flexibility, and full availability for our customers, which will amplify the recognition and reputation of both brands,” says Minetto.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty achieves ISO 22301 for its data centers operating in Brazil

Ascenty leverages the business continuity management seal to reinforce its competitive edge by having the widest range of certifications in the industry

With 28 dedicated units in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and nine under construction – Ascenty, leader of the Colocation market in Latin America, announced that it has received ISO 22301 certification, which attests to the excellence of the business continuity management system in all of its 18 operations in Brazil.

The seal joins Ascenty’s more than 100 certifications in environmental management and corporate social responsibility, which is a competitive differential in the data center sector. The company also has all its units classified as Tier 3 (TR3) – which endorses the data centers with the highest availability in the market – and holds the title of a “carbon neutral” company according to the Brazil GHG Protocol Program.

“ISO 22301 provides a framework control for business continuity management that reduces the likelihood of disruptive incidents in any department of the company, and leaves us prepared to act promptly and appropriately in the event of an occurrence, dramatically reducing the potential damage”, explains Fábio Trimarco, Compliance and Quality director at Ascenty. “This is a standard that puts us in a privileged position in the market, since the complexity of this certification, as well as the scope for 100% of our operation, qualify ISO 22301 as a standard with many details for implementation, resulting in few companies in the market that have it,” he adds.

Benefits of the certification include mitigation of the impacts of systems failure; adoption of appropriate and periodically tested processes for business continuity; reduction of response time and solution to critical incidents; and maintenance of activities even when critical incidents occur.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty achieves ISO 9001 certification for its data centers in Brazil

Leading data center company in Latin America earns seal that attests to excellence in quality management in all 18 of its operations in Brazil

With 28 dedicated units in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and nine under construction – Ascenty, leader of the Colocation market in Latin America, announced that it has received ISO 9001 certification, which attests to excellence in delivery of services and quality management in all of its 18 operations in Brazil.

To obtain the certification, the company established standard procedures at its Brazilian data centers that meet ISO 9001 global requirements. The two data centers in Santiago, Chile – one in operation and the other in the final stages of construction – and the two data centers in Querétaro, Mexico – expected to open in 2022 – are scheduled to obtain regulatory approval this year.

“We have implemented a standardized documentation management model to monitor the achievement of business management quality goals, with processes and procedures aimed at making our employees more efficient in their activities,” explained Fábio Trimarco, Ascenty’s Compliance Director. “The main benefits of ISO 9001 are waste reduction; more efficient identification of problems in the operation; increased customer loyalty; and better organization of management processes,” he adds.

The ISO 9001 is yet another of Ascenty certifications in environmental management and corporate social responsibility, which now add up to over a 100. The company also has all its units classified as Tier 3 (TR3) – which endorses the data centers with the highest availability in the market.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty is the first data center company in Brazil granted the ISO 45001 certification

Certification consolidates the leader of the data center market as a Brazilian pioneer in corporate practices of excellence in occupational health & safety

With 28 dedicated units in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 19 in operation and nine under construction – Ascenty, leader of the Colocation market in Latin America, is the first data center company in Brazil to receive the ISO 45001 certification for corporate practices of excellence in occupational health and safety.

To receive the certification, the company completed a 16-month process of tailoring its processes to the excellence standard required by the ISO 45001. “With eight ongoing construction projects across three companies and 24/7 operations, we needed a completely dedicated team to establish global routines and standards of excellence in occupational health and safety,” said Fábio Trimarco, Compliance Officer at Ascenty. “This certification allows us to stand out in the market as the only company in the Brazilian sector recognized for prioritizing the life and health of its workers, attesting to the quality of Ascenty’s services across the community,” he added.

The compliance process was supported by the Occupational Safety Department, led by José Carlos Queiroz. “The organization now has clear oversight of crucial issues that can impact operations both positively or negatively, ultimately allowing us to fulfill our responsibilities by combining service excellence and a constant focus on the zero-incident goal,” said Queiroz.

In addition to the ISO 45001, all of Ascenty’s facilities are rated Tier III – representing the data centers with the highest uptime in the market –, receiving more than 100 certifications for its standards of excellence in corporate social responsibility and environmental management.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 28 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com

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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.

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ASCENTY INVESTOR’S DIGITAL REALTY ACQUIRES TERACO, AFRICA’S LEADING DATA CENTER COMPANY

Global group extends leadership in data center solutions industry by acquiring majority stake in African company for approximately $3.5 billion

Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, and one of the investors of Ascenty, the main data center company in Latin America, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Teraco, Africa’s leading carrier-neutral colocation provider, from a consortium of investors, including Berkshire Partners and Permira, in a transaction valuing Teraco at approximately $3.5 billion.

With seven facilities located in South Africa’s main urban centers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, Teraco serves approximately 600 customers, including connectivity providers, cloud and content platforms and enterprises. Teraco enables 22,000 customer interconnections, and its Johannesburg campus is one of the world’s most densely interconnected sites, with 13,000 cross-connects.

For Ascenty’s 350 global clients operating in Latin America, this acquisition consolidates the world-class excellence standard of the digital ecosystem in which they operate. Companies with data allocated in any of Ascenty’s 27 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico rely on 5,000 km of dedicated fiber optic network, connecting the submarine cable stations in Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro and Praia Grande, SP.

“The end result of being part of a group that is the global leader in data center solutions is connectivity with low latency, greater resilience, and ultimately superior end-to-end market availability to conduct business activities anywhere in the world,” says Chris Torto, Ascenty’s CEO.

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About Ascenty

Ascenty is a Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure joint venture company and Latin America’s largest data center provider, with 27 data centers in operation and/or under construction, interconnected by a dedicated fiber-optic network spanning 5,000 kilometers. The company has developed and operated world-class data centers since 2010, serving some of the world’s largest technology companies. In line with Ascenty’s expansion project, the company received a strategic investment from Brookfield Infrastructure, one of the largest asset managers in Brazil in the infrastructure and private equity segments. With Digital Realty, the company now takes on even more expertise by joining a global network of 284 data centers located across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty earns 100% carbon neutral certification

Largest data center company in Latin America has reached neutral carbon emissions at all of its operating units in Brazil and Chile

Ascenty, leader in the Latin America Colocation market, with 27 proprietary data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, announced that it has achieved “carbon neutral” status according to the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, for base year 2020. With that, the company completed 100% of the carbon credit offsets of its units in operation, neutralizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reaffirming its commitment to a corporate culture aligned with the positive global agenda for combating climate change.

Led by Ascenty’s Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) area, the process of preparing the GHG emissions inventory, with a quantitative and qualitative analysis, took about 4 months and was completed in October 2021.

The report categorizes emissions into three scopes, starting with the company’s direct emissions originating from its own assets, such as cars and proprietary generators. Scope 2 measures indirect emissions resulting from the company’s inputs, originating entirely from the generation of electricity consumed by the company. And scope 3 includes indirect emissions that are out of the company’s control, such as those resulting from downstream activities involving employees, partners and customers.

“This three-scope approach is a unique advantage for Ascenty, as it encompasses not only the company’s activities, but also those of stakeholders and employees, effectively neutralizing the entire environmental impact arising from direct and indirect emissions from the company’s activity through the purchase of carbon credits,” highlights Fábio Trimarco, Ascenty’s Compliance and Quality director.

Of all greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere last year, 84.6% were related to Scope 2 due to high electricity consumption levels, the most important input for the uninterrupted operation of Ascenty’s large world-class data centers. The second largest emitting source is fugitive emissions from refrigeration, air conditioning, fire suppression, and industrial gases, in scope 1 (15.2%). And the third largest source is stationary emissions from electricity generators that use diesel as fuel, also in scope 1.

Internationally recognized clean energy source

To ensure clean energy consumption, an input that accounts for almost 85% of Ascenty’s total emissions, the company integrates the iREC system (International REC Standard), certified that attests to the origin of energy from renewable sources.

About 90% of all the company’s consumption is clean energy, traded on the free market with incentives. But since in Brazil all the input generated first goes into the energy grid before being redistributed, the iREC standard is an international requirement for the carbon emission report, and guarantees the traceability of renewable sources.

For the other 10%, Ascenty has signed direct carbon offset agreements to encourage and enhance the production of clean energy, such as projects for the construction of small hydro, wind, solar and biomass power plants.

At the same time, Ascenty invests in proprietary projects from institutions that support better use of energy, such as the recent acquisition of incentives for the Bandeirantes Sanitary Landfill Gas Management Project, located at km 26 of Bandeirantes Highway. The goal of this project is to capture and burn the gases generated by the landfill, in order to reduce the amount of GHG in the atmosphere. The captured gases are used to produce electricity.

In the base year 2020, Ascenty invested around half a million reais to reduce GHG emissions to zero. “It’s not just the fact that it’s a carbon neutral company, but the values are embraced by all employees about a conscious attitude towards the rational use of inputs, and they start to behave this way at home as well, in activities that are compatible with our corporate culture,” concludes Trimarco.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 27 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com

Partnership between Ascenty and Noroestecom boosts data transmission in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraná

Contract between Latin America’s leading data center company, Ascenty, and its partner Noroestecom, expands the performance, connectivity and security of its customers and increases the range of products offered

Ascenty, leader of the Colocation market in Latin America – with 27 dedicated data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, 17 in operation and 10 under construction –, announced a new partnership with its client Noroestecom, a telecommunications company that offers high-capacity, broad coverage transport network infrastructure solutions in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraná.

Started in October, the partnership improves Noroestecom’s resilience in the provision of telecommunications services with support from two Ascenty data centers – one in Campinas and another one in Osasco. “There are gains in performance, connectivity and security, as our connection between Campinas and Barueri is now 100% via optical fiber cables laid underground along the Anhanguera and Bandeirantes highways, in a modern, monitored network providing a high level of quality and availability,” says Ricardo Adenes, director of Noroestecom.

The agreement also benefits Ascenty’s customers, who now have more than 3,000 km of optical network across more than 50 cities in São Paulo, connecting to cities in the states of Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraná. With more options for data transmission lines, the greater the scalability, resilience and quality of connections.

“This partnership is very valuable to Ascenty’s clients. With the reach of Noroestecom, our clients will be able to connect to the main global public clouds, in addition to offering a better user experience due to the low latency and resilience of services,” says Vinícius Minetto, Sales Director at Ascenty.

About Noroestecom

Noroestecom (NRT) is a neutral company in the telecommunications market, focused on enabling transport network infrastructure solutions with high capacity (Backbone) and large capillarity (Access) with high reliability, ensuring scalability, availability and quality of service. Noroestecom started as a Multimedia Communication Services (MCS) provider in the state of São Paulo, serving the ISP, Carrier, Corporate and Business segments, with a wide range of products (Erased Fiber, Lan2Lan, Dedicated Link, Broadband Link). For more information, please go to the site.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 27 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to the site.

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Partnership between Think IT and Ascenty opens up new business opportunities in the digital environment for companies of all sizes

Agreement between companies diversifies strategic solutions for corporate growth in the digital environment

Ascenty, leader of the Colocation market in Latin America – with 27 dedicated data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, 17 in operation and 10 under construction –, announced a new partnership with Think IT, a company specialized in IT infrastructure services, such as Cybersercurity, Cloud, CDN and Outsorcing for companies from different segments.

Benefitting all clients based on Brazilian territory, the deal closed in July this year opens up new possibilities in terms of solutions for corporations looking to migrate or innovate their operations in the digital environment with security and high performance. Through the integration with NAP Brazil (Network Access Point), with 5,000 km of dedicated fiber-optic cabling interconnecting all of its data centers, Ascenty offers a data traffic connection latency of up to 2 milliseconds – 15% lower than the Brazilian market’s average rate.

“This partnership allows us to offer end-to-end cloud solutions, since most clients rarely migrate 100% of applications to the cloud, Ascenty’s interconnection allows us to deliver a complete portfolio of technologies, based on a first-rate data center that guarantees stable and seamless operations for any business needs. Beyond 24/7 infrastructure management, we offer operational excellence, scalability, high performance and digital security,” said Constantino Iliadis, VP of Think IT.

For Ascenty, broadens even more the range of opportunities available to more than 350 clients in Latin America who use its data centers. “Once interconnected to our data centers, companies will be able to use Think IT’s excellence technology services, bolstering our business environment for companies of all sizes, especially for the concept of hybrid environments,” said Vinícius Minetto, Sales Director at Ascenty.

About Think IT

Think IT is a company focused on specialized IT infrastructure solutions and services. Established in 2006, the company operates across the main technology verticals, such as Cybersecurity, Cloud, CDN, Outsourcing and Hardware, servicing clients across a range of segments in Brazil and abroad. By handling companies’ IT environment management, through a customized and seamless journey, Think IT delivers an experience focused on boosting productivity and integrity of business, giving leaders more time to dedicate exclusively to boosting their corporate results.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 27 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com

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NVIDIA ratifies Ascenty as a data center, interconnection and telecom partner to support its customers’ digital services expansion strategy

New partnership offers highly efficient data centers with high density to support the key demands for processing and technological solutions

Ascenty, leader in the colocation market in Latin America – with 27 proprietary data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, 17 of which are already in operation and another 10 are under construction –, announces a new partnership with NVIDIA, a company that redefined modern computer graphics, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI).

The partnership between the companies consists of the ratification of Ascenty’s data centers to host a wide range of NVIDIA Enterprise environments and solutions, which allow customers of both companies to leverage what each player has to offer, enabling the integration of platforms through hybrid environments and high-capacity global interconnects.

NVIDIA has several offerings and solutions, developed to meet the needs of cloud computing, edge computing, networking, virtualization, artificial intelligence, in addition to software solutions with embedded high technology.

According to Marcio Aguiar, director of NVIDIA’s Enterprise Division for Latin America, “This partnership enables Ascenty’s data centers to receive our solutions and those that are sized for our customers. This increases the reach of technology, accelerating digital transformation and bringing a high standard of data centers and connectivity for our offering, strengthening and empowering our customers.”

As for Ascenty, the partnership is the result of focus on the services provided, where the data center, the interconnection and the high level of technology provide a scenario that is very much in line with the company’s current and future interests. “We complement each other’s offerings and deliver what is best for our customers. In particular, we are committed to high quality interconnection, security and flexibility in services. Therefore, it is natural that we mutually recommend each other to amplify our business opportunities,” says João Walter, Executive Product Manager at Ascenty.

Ascenty continues to bet strongly on its carrier neutral policy, always aiming to act fairly and ethically so that telecom operators and ISPs can continue to access its data centers and increase the reach of its wide ecosystem, in addition to enhancing the traffic exchange points of IX.br, which currently operates in several data centers.

According to the Ascenty executive, “our main role is to ensure that our customers are able to access the content they need, regardless of where the content is hosted. Therefore, we created a unique ecosystem concept, which breaks the barriers of interconnection.”

With ten construction projects across three countries in the midst of the pandemic, Ascenty is recognized for excellence in occupational health and safety

Latin America’s Colocation market leader expands operations while achieving superior workplace safety performance

With 27 dedicated data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 17 in operation and 10 under construction –, Ascenty, Latin America’s Colocation market leader, has been recognized for its excellence in occupational health and safety. Even during the most difficult days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company kept its expansion plans on track to meet the increased demand for digital services, while taking all precautions necessary to ensure the safety its employees.

Carrying out 10 projects in three different countries while maintaining the quality of our services amid increased demand, in a 24/7 operation, is in itself challenging. With the risks of contamination by the new coronavirus, Ascenty had to invest heavily in the best workplace safety practices to preserve the company’s core value, which is the health of its people.

In this context, Ascenty created the Occupational Safety Department about a year ago, and put it under the leadership of José Carlos Queiroz, an executive with decades of experience in the field in companies such as IBM and Ericsson. “The first step was to reduce the number of professionals working simultaneously and readjust the deadlines for completing the projects based on social distancing mandates,” Queiroz said. “We went beyond labor law requirements and health authority recommendations. Today, we have approximately 3,500 workers on construction sites with the goal of zero accidents. Also, 98% of our employees have received at least the first dose of the Covid vaccine, and we want to push that number up to 100% by October,” he added.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ascenty has carried out weekly testing for COVID-19 to a sample of 20% of construction site worker, its 350 employees, as well as suppliers and customers who visit the construction sites. If we see an increase in the number of cases – mostly due to spread outside the workplace –, all employees, suppliers and visitors are tested immediately. We have already conducted such mass testing at construction sites in Mexico, Rio de Janeiro and Hortolândia.

Other precautions that we have taken to stop the spread of the virus include self-checking thermometers and hand sanitizer stations were installed at the entrance to construction sites and at all Ascenty facilities. Surgical masks are also available for anyone accessing the premises.

“Our first concern is with our associates and suppliers. That’s why we have adopted a 360-degree perspective on how to make the workplace environment as safe as possible, especially during the pandemic,” Queiroz said.

Another important step was to install fully equipped first aid stations at construction sites. The stations are equipped with defibrillators, stretchers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers, masks and oxygen canisters, scales and medication, and workers have a doctor and two nurses ready to assist them at all times. This ensures that employees can receive immediate assistance in case of an accident, in addition to helping to identify possible Covid symptoms at an early stage.

We are also working to conduct periodic training and distribute informational material on occupational health and safety. One example of that was a webinar we held in August, titled “The importance of the COVID-19 vaccine,” with Dr. Tufi Chalita, an infectious disease specialist, to answer general questions about high-risk behaviors for COVID-19 infection. Circular letters, posters, videos accessible by QR Codes and brochures with health and safety information complement the minimum risk environment for employees.

Currently, the company plans to achieve ISO 45001 (International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety) certification by December. In addition to having all its facilities rated Tier III – representing the data centers with the highest uptime in the market –, Ascenty has earned more than 100 certifications for its standards of excellence in environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and occupational health and safety.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 27 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty offers three connection points in distinct locations with Google Cloud in São Paulo

Ascenty is delivering a data exchange latency of up to 2 milliseconds, 15% below the Brazilian market average

Ascenty, a leader in the Colocation market in Latin America, with 27 data centers distributed across Brazil, Chile and Mexico, now offers a secure, private and direct access point to the Google Cloud global network from its São Paulo data center campus that became a Google Cloud Interconnect connection location.  

This ranks Ascenty as the one of the only companies currently offering Google Cloud access across all Google Cloud’s interconnect locations in São Paulo state.

The three connections points are made possible by direct integration with Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect, a service that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud’s global platform.

Another unique feature is that clients are not required to host their servers in Ascenty’s data centers to access Google Cloud. The connection points are available even to companies with data allocated in other structures, including private (on premises), hybrid and public cloud. The connectivity latency is similar across all solutions available, with Ascenty delivering a data exchange latency of up to 2 milliseconds, 15% below the Brazilian market average. For clients that do not have a backbone allocated to any of Ascenty’s data centers, the farther they are from these access points in São Paulo, the higher the latency.

Another benefit to Google Cloud customers relates to peering https://cloud.google.com/network-connectivity/docs/how-to/choose-product#g-suite, which is the integration of traffic exchange between end users and content creators online. The private connection with Google Cloud, which handles a massive amount of data in video, streaming and social media, among other contents, ultimately generates cost savings and ensures superior service quality for internet providers.

“We deliver exactly what our clients need based on the specific stage of the digital transformation each of them is going through. In other words, we act as facilitators of the cloud migration process, working alongside our clients to outline a gradual strategic plan for digital transformation, mitigating eventual setbacks caused by an unplanned digital acceleration process,” said Vinícius Minetto, Director of Sales at Ascenty.

Breaking down the business benefits

By connecting directly to the Google Cloud network, Ascenty clients benefit from the ability to create and host digital business applications in the highly scalable and reliable infrastructure of Google Cloud. 

Direct access to Google Cloud also offers major cost benefits for outgoing traffic between Google Cloud’s private virtual cloud and clients’ local IT resources, ultimately boosting the potential of hybrid solutions. 

In addition, easy API (Application Programming Interface) between the clients infrastructure and Google Cloud streamlines the management of essential services.

The integration with NAP Brasil (Network Access Point), with 5,000 km of dedicated fiber-optic cabling network interconnecting all of Ascenty’s 27 data centers, further broadens business development possibilities to approximately 350 clients across Latin America.

In addition, Ascenty’s partners also rely on the expertise of its shareholder companies: Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in America, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, Canadian asset manager with solid experience in the Brazilian market.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest data center and connectivity service provider in Latin America, currently featuring 27 data centers in operation and/or under construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of dedicated fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010, building and operating world-class data centers to serve the world’s top technology and cloud service providers, in addition to clients from the financial, retail, manufacturing, health and service integration industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: ascenty.com

Ascenty is the absolute leader of Brazil’s Colocation Quadrant in the ISG Provider Lens™ report for the second year in a row

Report from Information Services Group, a leading global technology research and advisory firm, confirms that Ascenty delivers unparalleled, world-class data centers for the most demanding markets

– Ascenty, a company with 27 proprietary data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 17 in operation and 10 under construction –, was ranked the Brazilian leader in the Colocation Services Quadrant of the ISG Provider Lens™ report for the second consecutive year. The 2021 independent survey of the Information Services Group (ISG), a global technology research and consulting firm, confirmed that Ascenty “delivers world-class data centers to the most demanding markets in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro” and offers “consistent services” with “high customer satisfaction and retention rates.”

Ascenty’s leadership ranking in the report attests to its highly attractive product and service offering, very strong competitive position, and the fact that it fulfills all requirements to ensure successful operations in the marketplace. The report also regards the data center provider as opinion leader for “strategically leveraging the market” and ensuring “innovative stability and resilience.”

“Our focus has always been and will continue to be to deliver service excellence to our customers. We believe that naturally leads to growth and success. We’re very proud of this recognition as leaders in Colocation, because it underlines all of the hard work of Ascenty’s entire team in the market,” said Roberto Rio Branco, VP of Marketing and Institutional Relations.

Read full excerpts of the ISG report with an analysis of the overall performance and strengths of Ascenty, justifying the company’s leading position in the market:

Overview:

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, has 27 data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The company’s 5,000-km fiber optic network interconnects these facilities and many customers. Digital Realty has incorporated more than 290 data centers across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company has been operating in Brazil since 2010, offering the largest colocation area in the country. Ascenty announced plans to further expand its operations in South America.

Strengths :

Continuous development plan: Ascenty constantly invests to broaden its infrastructure capacity. The company is building seven data centers in Brazil and three abroad. Since 2017, it has invested more than USD 30 million (BRL 150 million) to add 1,080 km (670 miles) of underground fiber network, connecting 22 cities across the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Ascenty’s proprietary fiber network offers “last mile” data center connectivity and direct connection to underwater cables to ensure global coverage.

World-class data centers: All of Ascenty’s data centers strictly comply with global standards, including Tier III, TR3 TÜV Rheinland, SOC, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, PCI-DDS, ISO 14001, ISO 37001 and ISO 50001. All facilities are carrier-neutral. Ascenty’s Cloud Connect offers high-speed connectivity to AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud and Google Cloud Platform.

Advanced service levels: Ascenty offers up to 100% contracted availability and service execution response time. Ascenty Internet Connectivity Exchange (AICX) is a service platform that enables customers to help ISPs and corporate customers access content networks across their infrastructure, offering private and secure connections between content providers and customers.

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About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest data center and connectivity service provider in Latin America, currently featuring 27 data centers in operation and/or under construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of dedicated fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010, building and operating world-class data centers to serve the world’s top technology and cloud service providers, in addition to clients from the financial, retail, manufacturing, health and service integration industries. To support its expansion, Ascenty relies on its shareholders – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company, and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center company, with 290 units located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go tohttp://www.ascenty.com

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; telecommunication, strategy and operations design services; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Established in 2006 and based in Stamford, Connecticut, ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries – a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, extensive technology and industry know-how, and world-class research and resources based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. Go to www.isg-one.com to learn more.

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Seaborn Provides High Capacity International Connectivity to Ascenty Data Centers in Brazil

Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, and Ascenty, the largest data center and connectivity service provider in Latin America, announce today that Seaborn’s most reliable international fiber network is connecting Ascenty’s São Paulo and Vinhedo Data Centers in Brazil to the United States. 

“Our customers at São Paulo and Vinhedo Data Center campuses require low-latency, high-capacity interconnection between their data center operations and North America,” states Marcos Siqueira, Vice President of Operations at Ascenty. “Seaborn is providing our connectivity ecosystem. We are excited because we know that Seaborn offers us an IP transport network, and seamless and robust access to internet exchanges that are strategic for our customers who rely on international traffic.”

Ascenty is linked to Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine cable that offers a lower latency POP than any other current system, which is a competitive advantage for its customers. This partnership is connecting more than 350 customers in Ascenty’s data centers that serve content providers, e-commerce and public cloud processing companies, and corporations in the financial sectors.

“We recognize the critical need for enterprise services to have high capacity, resilient and low-latency connectivity. Our network was built with this in mind, providing high availability capacity to customers with ever-changing bandwidth needs,” comments Michel Marcelino, Senior Vice President and Head of Latin America of Seaborn. “Expanding our services to Ascenty’s Data Center campuses provides its customers access to our industry-leading IP network, offering consistent local and global connectivity via our subsea cable.”

About Seaborn

Seaborn addresses global communications needs across the Americas delivering wavelength, Ethernet private line and IP services. Unique among independent cable operators, Seaborn fully operates and maintains its submarine and terrestrial cable infrastructure. POPs, terrestrial backhaul, landing stations and subsea cable are all under Seaborn’s control. The Seaborn management team has designed, built, and operated more subsea cable systems than any other telecom management team including over 75 landing stations, 250 global POPs, and 250,000 km of subsea fiber optic cable. Visit www.seabornnetworks.com for more information or follow us on LinkedIn.

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About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 27 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support the company’s expansion, Ascenty is backed by its shareholders which include Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data centers provider with 280 data centers located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty kicks off the construction of five more data centers in Brazil

In full-fledged expansion, the largest data center company in Latin America just announced the approval of a new credit facility of USD 925 million to expand its operations.

Ascenty, the largest provider of Data Center services in Latin America, announced the initiation of the construction of five new data centers, now totaling 27 units distributed across Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

The new facilities are Hortolândia 5 and 6, and Sumaré 3, 4 and 5, in the state of São Paulo, with energy capacity of approximately 25 MW each. Ascenty already has anchor clients contracted in each unit.

With a total capital investment of USD 250 million, the new data centers are being built in campuses where the company already operates. “Our strategy of building a data center campus is very positive, not only in terms of cost efficiencies and concentrating the workforce, but also in meeting our clients’ expansion needs at these sites,” said Marcos Siqueira, Ascenty’s VP of Operations.

The company continues to rely on equity investments from its shareholders; Digital Realty, the world’s largest data center network, with 280 data centers based in America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management firm with solid experience in the Brazilian market.

Of the company’s new data centers, Hortolândia 5 and Sumaré 3 are expected to go live in the first half of 2022; Hortolândia 6 and Sumaré 4 in the 1st half of 2023; and Sumaré 5 in 2024.

New funding

Ascenty also announced a new credit facility of USD 925 million to accelerate its operations in Brazil.

This new capital is to be used to expand existing data centers and build new ones in the Brazilian market, besides expanding the proprietary fiber-optic network, which currently covers 5,000 km and interconnects all of the company’s data centers to the submarine cable stations in Praia Grande (SP), Fortaleza and Rio de Janeiro.

The new credit facility was arranged and led by Citibank, ING, Itaú, Natixis, and Scotia Bank, and it also included the following additional lenders: Banco do Brasil, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, EDC and SMBC.

“The services for data center services in Brazil continues to grow rapidly and we are increasing our investments in the country to keep up with the robust demand” said Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest connectivity and data center service provider in Latin America, currently managing 27 data centers in operation and/or construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 5,000 km of proprietary fiber-optic network. The company was established in 2010 and builds and operates world-class data centers serving the world’s largest cloud and technology providers, as well as other customers in the finance, retail, industrial, healthcare and service industries. To support the company’s expansion, Ascenty is backed by its shareholders which include Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a Canadian asset management company and Digital Realty, the world’s largest data centers provider with 280 data centers located in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty and Ativy team up to expand Cloud Computing services

According to the ISG, the Brazilian Cloud Computing market grew by 30% in 2019, and the COVID-19 pandemic further sharpened this trend.

Ascenty – with 22 dedicated data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, 17 in operation and five under construction –, and Ativy, a Brazilian Cloud Computing and information technology service company, have expanded their partnership to offer digital services at scale.

The Cloud Computing market is one of the fastest growing segments in recent years. To help support this growth, Ativy broadened its infrastructure with Ascenty to guarantee greater stability, robustness and scalability to its clients.

From now on, Ascenty’s infrastructure users can also acquire Ativy’s services to boost interconnection. This will ensure clients can continue their journey into the Cloud without any major concerns with system integrations, in addition to having infrastructure, big data and cyber security services at their disposal. On the other hand, Ativy clients will also be able to migrate to Ascenty’s data centers, which already features 22 dedicated units in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 17 in operation and five under construction.

According to Tiago Garbim, Ativy’s founder and CEO, the company has been growing significantly in recent years, mainly due to the need for companies to adapt to the digital transformation trend and, more recently, driven by the offer of SAP Cloud services. The operation grew 137% in 2020 and the company expects to repeat this triple-digit performance this year: “It is time to speed things up. Companies must quickly adapt to our current reality,” he said. Established in 2012 in the city of Campinas, Ativy works with ERP systems in the cloud and serves more than 2,000 clients.

For Marcos Siqueira, VP of Operations at Ascenty, the partnership will allow Ascenty’s clients to rely on the best cloud migration services, especially for ERPs: “Ascenty is very clearly focused on offering the best Connectivity and Data Center infrastructure services to the market. Having companies like Ativy in our client base allows us to offer clients from both companies the possibility of doing business with specialized enterprises, easily integrating services and assuring the security and availability of applications.”

The partnership is also expected to follow the expansion of both companies in Latin America. Riding an exponential growth wave for the last decade in Brazil, Ascenty opened its first data center outside the country in 2020, in Chile, and is already building three other units in Chile and Mexico. Ativy also kicked off its internationalization process in the same year, beginning its operations in Mexico. For 2021, the planned strategy includes expanding to the entire Southern Cone as well as Europe: “We’ll be able to bring joint offers to these markets as well,” said Siqueira.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest data center and connectivity service provider in Latin America, currently featuring 22 units in operation and/or under construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 4,500 km of dedicated fiber optic network. The company was established in 2010 and works in building and operating world-class data centers, with robust structures and cutting-edge technology, serving cloud and general tech service providers, among other clients in the finance, retail and service integration segments, as well as other industries. To supports its expansion project, since 2018 Ascenty has been backed by strategic investment by Brookfield – one of the largest asset managers in Brazil in the infrastructure and private equity segments. And, with Digital Realty, the conglomerate adds even more expertise to performance by joining the world’s largest data center network, with more than 260 units across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com

About Ativy

Ativy is a Brazilian company specialized in Cloud Computing and IT Outsourcing with 8 years of experience in the technology market. Offering custom solutions in cloud, cyber security, ERP and Outsourcing, Ativy is now heavily expanding its operations across Latin America and Europe, serving more than 15,000 users from the industrial, education, agriculture, and food & service industries. In the last three years, Ativy took the lead by offering a proprietary high-performance Cloud Computing platform hosted in TIERIII data centers. It is one of the main cloud providers in the Brazilian market, specialized in managing the entire IT environment, covering the entire infrastructure layer and support, offering solutions that add direct value to the client’s business.

To learn more about Ativy, go to www.ativy.com

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Ascenty invests BRL 150 million to bury its fiber optic network underground

The investment covers the regions of Campinas, Vinhedo, São Paulo, Praia Grande and Rio de Janeiro, covering a world-class network system in terms of resilience, availability, security and low latency

Ranked as the leader of the Colocation market in Latin America, with 22 dedicated data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 17 in operation and five under construction –, and a network stretching for 4,500 km, Ascenty continues to invest in the project to bury its fiber optic network to cover the regions of Campinas, São Paulo, Praia Grande and Rio de Janeiro.

The program kicked off in 2017 and expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2021 amasses investments in the order of BRL 150 million to cover all 1,080 km of underground network connecting 22 cities: Barueri; Campinas; Caieiras; Cajamar; Cubatão; Diadema; Hortolândia; Itupeva; Jundiaí; Louveira; Osasco; Paulínia; Praia Grande; Rio de Janeiro Capital; Santana de Parnaíba; Santos; São Bernardo do Campo; São Paulo Capital; São Vicente; Sumaré; Valinhos; and Vinhedo.

The project is part of Ascenty’s strategy to specialize in the segment of world-class data centers. The underground fiber optic network connects the company’s data centers to submarine cable stations, enabling connectivity excellence by mitigating communication latency, in addition to ensuring superior resilience and availability to Ascenty’s clients.

The underground network’s expansion also allows companies allocated across all of Ascenty’s data centers to integrate their businesses to the new NAP Brazil (Network Access Point), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and major cloud providers, among several other companies. This opens up a new range of interconnection possibilities with services and content stored in the company’s data centers, which currently host  350 global clients operating in Latin America.

“We continue to heavily invest in the underground network between our data centers to ensure our clients, no matter where they’re hosted, have the possibility and peace-of-mind of knowing that they always have the best possible connections,” said Marcos Siqueira, Ascenty’s VP of Operations.

About Ascenty

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest data center and connectivity service provider in Latin America, currently featuring 22 units in operation and/or under construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 4,500 km of dedicated fiber optic network. The company was established in 2010 and works in building and operating world-class data centers, with robust structures and cutting-edge technology, serving cloud and general tech service providers, among other clients in the finance, retail and service integration segments, as well as other industries. To supports its expansion project, since 2018 Ascenty has been backed by strategic investment by Brookfield – one of the largest asset managers in Brazil in the infrastructure and private equity segments. And, with Digital Realty, the conglomerate adds even more expertise to performance by joining the world’s largest data center network, with more than 260 units across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com

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Ascenty spearheads the Colocation market in Latin America, according to Frost & Sullivan study

Resultados do estudo recente posicionam a empresa brasileira de data centers com aproximadamente um terço da participação no mercado latino-americano em capacidade total de energia e área de piso elevado

No Brasil, a companhia possui quase metade do market share em capacidade total de energia

A Ascenty, com 22 data centers próprios no Brasil, Chile e México, sendo 17 em operação e cinco em construção, é líder em capacidade total de energia e área de piso elevado no mercado de Colocation da América Latina. A conclusão é do estudo recente intitulado “Análise do Mercado Latino-Americano de Serviços de Data Centers – Previsão para 2024”, publicado em novembro pela Frost & Sullivan, consultoria de negócios especializada em análise de mercado, e licenciado pela Ascenty. Os países analisados no levantamento são Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colômbia, México e todos os demais países que compõem a América Latina.

Na análise sobre os centros de processamento de dados para hospedagem de servidores empresariais na América Latina, em operação e construção, a Ascenty lidera com 30,1% de participação na capacidade total de energia da região, que foi de 1.050 MW no primeiro semestre de 2020. O consumo energético é um dos principais indicadores de aferição do uso de um data center.

Já no Brasil, que concentra 41,8% da capacidade total de energia da América Latina, com 438 MW, a participação de mercado da Ascenty é de 48,5%. Quanto à área de piso elevado, a Ascenty também lidera com folga. Suas instalações ocupam 38% dos 574 mil metros quadrados disponíveis em toda a América Latina.

Por fim, em relação aos data centers sendo erguidos entre 2020 e 2022, a Ascenty apresenta a maior expansão. Em três anos, a empresa irá concluir a construção de seis unidades que somam 125 MW, três no Brasil, um no Chile e dois no México.

“Temos cerca de um terço do mercado na América Latina com quatro países no foco atual de nossa estratégia de expansão: Brasil, Chile, México e estamos estudando nossa entrada na Colômbia”, afirma Chris Torto, CEO da Ascenty. “Nossa visão é a mesma de nossos clientes que desejam avançar para outros países, por isso fazemos investimentos constantes em equipe e tecnologia para expandir no sentido de sempre oferecer unidades próximas de empresas e usuários, a fim de manter a excelência na qualidade de conexão e menor latência do setor”.

Para conferir os dados do estudo recente sobre o mercado latino-americano de serviços de data centers, acesse https://conteudo.ascenty.com/infografico_frost_sullivan.

Ascenty connects to all Cable Landing Stations in Brazil

Ascenty, Latin America’s leader in colocation services – with 22 proprietary data centers spread across Brazil, Chile and Mexico, 15 of which are in operation and seven under construction – will link up to all Cable Landing Stations (connection points to international submarine cables) by the end of 2020.

Ascenty’s fiber optic network will be connected to all submarine cables currently in operation in Brazil, connected to three stations: Praia Grande, in the State of São Paulo, Praia do Futuro, in Ceará, and Rio de Janeiro; as well as two others that will be completed by the end of the year: Malbec Cable, linking Brazil and Argentina, and EllaLink, connecting Brazil and Europe, which contractors say are on track to be finished by December 2020.

By expanding the Cable Landing network in Brazil, the connection between countries, continents and states improves the capacity to send telecommunications signals over long distances, since submarine cables are responsible for 99% of communications between countries separated by oceans.

All Ascenty data centers are connected to the new NAP Brazil, which forms a complete connectivity ecosystem. That means all Ascenty customers have full access to the connectivity and solutions ecosystem.

“This scenario will give us the perfect interconnection environment for our customers, who are looking for a low-latency, high-capacity interconnection. Because in addition to connectivity with all Cable Landing Stations, we also have the Network Access Point (NAP), which are one or more points with high connectivity potential and access to the world’s leading carriers,” said Marcos Siqueira, Vice President of Operations at Ascenty.

The main objective of having a connection between the data center and the Cable Landing Station is to ensure that information reaches customers quickly and reliably, thus enabling a vast array of projects, interconnections and global reach.

Ascenty was named leader of the ISG Provider Lens™ 2020 Colocation Services Quadrant in Brazil, as the independent study by the Information Services Group (ISG) emphasized that the company “provides unparalleled capacity to accommodate the large data centers of the most demanding customers.” According to analyst and author of the ISG report, Pedro Bicudo, Ascenty has been providing an excellent contribution towards developing the data center market in Brazil. “Its investment capacity to expand the service offering is unparalleled, ensuring that companies can grow their digital businesses without worrying about the data center space, which is always accessible through Ascenty,” Bicudo said.

In addition to creating a routing point for international carriers within Ascenty, it also guarantees the best transport between underwater stations and the data center through the underground optical fiber network, offering a high-quality connection, very low latency and international reach.

With a fully interconnected ecosystem, Ascenty’s data centers are carrier neutral, allowing customers to connect via dozens of national and international carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISP) or even Ascenty’s dedicated network. 

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Ascenty begins construction of two Data Centers in Mexico

Ascenty, the leading data center company in Latin America, announced the beginning of construction of two sites in Mexico, simultaneously. This expansion consolidates the company’s leading position in the region. With these two new additions, Ascenty will have a total of 22 data centers across three countries, further expanding its ability to meet the needs of national and multinational clients.

Based in the state of Queretaro, the two new data centers should go live in 2021. Each unit covers an area of 24,000 sqm and has a load capacity of 30 MVA. Total investments to build both units amount to $ 300 million.

“Mexico is a promising region for Ascenty’s expansion, and our strategy is always to assess the possibility of building new data centers based on demands that justifies such investment. The facilities in Mexico as well as Chile generate new business opportunities and further expand our reach, consolidating the position of Ascenty and Digital Realty as global leaders in Colocation infrastructure,” said Chris Torto, Ascenty’s CEO.

Ascenty also has an interconnection ecosystem that features 4,500 kilometers of dedicated fiber-optic network, connecting all of the data centers in operation with the world’s leading cloud providers and cable landing stations in Brazil. The company’s facilities are carrier neutral, which allows its customers to connect through any carrier or through its own dedicated network.

Ascenty’s VP of Marketing and Institutional Relations, Roberto Rio Branco, underlines the benefits of being able to rely on Ascenty’s connectivity structure. “Interconnection forces companies to roll out a digital migration process to the cloud. That is the only way they can truly harness the power of features such as remote access, mobility and big data, among other trends, which should account for more than 50% of businesses in a few years.”

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Ascenty and Digital Realty spearhead Colocation infrastructure worldwide after acquiring InterXion for $ 8.4 billion

Digital Realty, one of Ascenty’s parent companies in joint venture with Brookfield, has just acquired InterXion, an European leader with more than 50 Data Centers, for $ 8.4 billion. This positions the group as the leading provider of Colocation infrastructure, covering all demand across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific markets.

“In this new scenario, in addition to allowing clients to scale their Data Center space without making huge investments, the integration with InterXion allows clients to integrate their Data Centers to a global platform, besides relying on the best local infrastructure,” said Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty.

InterXion has 53 Data Centers across 11 countries and 13 metropolitan areas in Europe, including Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, and the InterXion Internet Gateway in Marseille. This will boost the portfolio of Ascenty and Digital Realty to more than 260 Data Centers across 20 countries, making it the largest colocation brand in the world.

This new global position also strengthens Ascenty’s leadership in Latin America, since the company already has 21 units under development in the region, 14 of which are already operational, with a solid presence in Brazil and currently expanding operations to Chile and Mexico.

“Latin America is a promising growth region for Ascenty. Over the past few years, we have received investments from Digital Realty and Brookfield, studying the market to grow our operations in countries other than Brazil, ultimately boosting business opportunities and expanding our coverage,” said Roberto Rio Branco, Ascenty’s Vice President of Marketing and Institutional Relations.

Besides its 21 data centers, Ascenty has an interconnection ecosystem that features 4,500 kilometers of dedicated fiber-optic network, connecting all of the data centers in operation with the world’s leading cloud providers and cable landing stations in Brazil. The company’s facilities are carrier neutral, which allows its customers to connect through any carrier or through its own dedicated network.

According to Rio Branco, “in addition to investments in quality infrastructure, other aspects that have enabled the company’s exponential growth include efficient service and flexibility to tackle any business challenge – now on a global scale.

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Ascenty announces three new data centers in Latin America

Company expands its network from 18 to 21 facilities and strengthens its leadership in the region

Ascenty, the leading data center company in the Latin American market, started 2020 by announcing the construction of a new data center in Chile and two other projects in Mexico. With the investments, the company now has 21 data centers in total, and expands its network to meet the demands of customers in Latin American countries.

The second data center in Chile is being built on the company’s campus in Santiago and will be launched by the second half of 2021. With approximately 24,000 sqm in floor space, the Chile 2 data center will bring power capacity in the campus up to 30 MVA.

“Latin America is a promising growth region for Ascenty. Over the past few years, we have received investments from Digital Realty and Brookfield, and have studied the market to grow our operations in countries other than Brazil. Now, we have solidified this leadership strategy with the announcement of three new facilities in the region, which will boost business opportunities and expand our scope,” said Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty.

Besides its 21 data centers, Ascenty has an interconnection ecosystem that features 4,500 kilometers of dedicated fiber-optic network, connecting all of the data centers in operation with the world’s leading cloud providers and cable landing stations in Brazil. The company’s facilities are carrier neutral, which allows its customers to connect through any carrier or through its own dedicated network.

Roberto Rio Branco, VP of Marketing and Institutional Relations at Ascenty, notes that “in addition to investing in quality infrastructure, Ascenty’s differential is our dedication to customer service, providing flexibility and agility to solve any business challenge, and ensuring the best service in the shortest time. The management focus on exclusive and consultative customer service is one of the factors that has guided our growth on a successful journey.”

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Ascenty opens second data center in Vinhedo

Ascenty, the leading data center company focused on the Latin American market, added yet another data center to its network. Located at the company’s mega campus in the town of Vinhedo, the facility is expected to start operations in the second half of 2020. The company invested BRL 200 million in the data center, which has 24,000 sqm in floor space and raises the power capacity in the campus to 40 MVA.

“With this second facility in Vinhedo, we now have 18 data centers in our portfolio, which means that we have more than doubled our operations since 2018, when we had eight data centers operating in Brazil,” said Marcos Siqueira, VP of Operations at Ascenty.

“This growth rate (125%) was made possible by the investments received from Digital Realty and Brookfield over the past year. Our business growth has been driven by strong demand for infrastructure in the region, which is growing along with the cloud market and innovations in the telecommunications market,” he highlighted.

Altogether, Ascenty has 14 data centers operating in Brazil and four others under construction, which are expected to open by the end of 2020. The company connects all facilities to its dedicated fiber-optic network (4,500 kilometers), ensuring direct connectivity to global cloud providers. Below is a list of all of the company’s data centers:

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Ascenty opens its 14th data center in Brazil and largest in Latin America

Ascenty, the leading data center company focused on the Latin American market, opened the largest data center in Latin America in the town of Vinhedo, Brazil. The audacious project cost BRL 500 million for its first phase of construction, and features 40,000 sqm in total area and 40 MVA power capacity distributed across five buildings.

The Vinhedo data center is the company’s fourteenth unit to start operations in Brazil and is a part of Ascenty’s significant investments in the Latin American market. “The data center sector continues to grow and will be impacted by the advent of new technologies such as 5G, in addition to the need to bring data closer to end users. This will be both a challenging movement and a great opportunity to continue expanding our operations. The announcements for this mega data center in Vinhedo and our first unit in Chile are the result of a promising market and strong demand in the region,” said Pablo Campagnac, VP of New Business at Ascenty.

In addition to the high-quality infrastructure of its data centers, Ascenty also invests in first-rate connectivity between all environments, with high resiliency and low latency, through a dedicated fiber-optic network that links the data centers to the world’s leading cloud providers.

“Through a network that spans over 4,500 kilometers, we are able to connect not only the customers who are installed at any of our 14 data centers, but also companies that still store their data in-house. We do this quickly, easily and safely. This is why we have become premium cloud connect partners for companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Oracle,” noted Pablo Campagnac, VP of New Business at Ascenty.

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