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 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 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 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 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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