ICT infrastructure developer Ascenty has unveiled Latin America’s largest data center in Paulínia, an outlying district of the Brazilian city of São Paulo.
Built with an investment of US$38.6 million, the facility covers 7,000 square meters, according to a company statement.
Paulínia is the ideal place for installing a data center, Ascenty stated, adding that there are many large multinational companies operating in nearby municipalities.
A joint venture between Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure, Ascenty will have 16 data centers operational in Brazil by the end of this year.
The company says it expects huge demand for data center services in Latin America’s largest economy, pointing to the growing popularity of cloud computing, the Internet of Things and big data.
The public cloud segment in Brazil is growing by 35% annually and is set to reach a value of US$6.5 billion over the next four years, according to technology research firm IDC.
“The pace of strong growth in the global data center market is expected to continue and we are well positioned to meet this demand in Latin America,” said Marcos Siqueira, Ascenty’s vice president of operations.
Ascenty recently announced construction of its first data center in Chile, which will be connected through an underground fibre network facilitating interconnection between the data center and cloud and connectivity providers.
Elsewhere in the region, Ascenty’s data centers are interconnected by 4,500 km of proprietary fiber-optic network.