Press Release

Scala Data Centers builds its first HyperEdge datacenter in Porto Alegre with an investment of R$250 million

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, October 06, 2022

Press Release

By Scala Data Centers

SÃO PAULO -- October 6, 2022 -- Scala Data Centers , the leading Latin American platform for sustainable data centers in the Hyperscale market, announces the construction of its first site in the South of Brazil, in Porto Alegre. Part of the HyperEdge family designed by Scala, this site has a configuration designed to meet the connection and distributed computing (edge) demand of large content providers and cloud services. With 7.2MW of customized and dedicated capacity for Hyperscale customers, this is the only data center of its kind in the region, scheduled to start operating in the second quarter of next year and with two major cloud and content providers as customers.

Strategically positioned in a region with high population density and relevant economic activity, the data center will be very close to data capture points, allowing the computational processing of various services and applications that require low latency, such as metaverse, internet of things (IoT), telemedicine, self-driving cars, among others, whose implementation will be accelerated by 5G.

With an estimated investment of R$ 250 million, the construction of the new development uses the FastDeploy approach, Scala's proprietary design and construction methodology that allows the implementation of data centers in up to 50% less time compared to the traditional model. This solution is based on prefabricated, transportable modular components that are integrated into the buildings where the data center is located, with an optimized experience for Hyperscale customers. A high-speed, low-latency connection is also planned for a future campus, which the company plans to install in Greater Porto Alegre, to support the growth in demand signaled by its customers in the coming years. The estimate is to generate more than 200 direct and indirect jobs between construction and operation of this data center.

Following the standard established by the company, a pioneer in the adoption of sustainable practices in the construction and operation of its data centers, the HyperEdge site, in Porto Alegre, will have 100% renewable energy consumption and a high energy efficiency index, as well as reduced consumption of Water.

“We are creating the infrastructure necessary for the application ecosystem to exploit the potential of 5G. We continue to build the large campuses that house the core of transactions for our customers and now, as the maturity of the applications advances towards data processing close to the users, we are also building HyperEdge data centers, connecting new regional data centers”, says Marcos Peigo , CEO of Scala Data Centers.

"Porto Alegre is an entrepreneur-friendly city, which now welcomes the operation of Scala Data Centers with open arms. An investment that corroborates with the vocation for innovation and with the transformation strategy of the Fourth District that management is taking off the ground with the master plan for the region", says Mayor Sebastião Melo.

About Scala Data Centers

Scala Data Centers is the leading Latin American platform for sustainable data centers in the Hyperscale market. Headquartered in Brazil and founded by DigitalBridge, it was developed to meet and exceed the growing demand for digital access in Latin America. Scala has a highly qualified team of more than 500 professionals and applies a flexible and innovative approach to deliver exceptional quality colocation services to Hyperscale customers, cloud software and service providers and large enterprises. We customize state-of-the-art solutions for each client in the construction of state-of-the-art data centers, with high availability, high energy efficiency and very high density. All this combined with best sustainability practices guided by our ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) program. For more information, click here .

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