Ascenty has opened four data centers in the greater São Paulo metropolitan area, adding 24MW of capacity to its global network.
A joint venture between Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure, Ascenty stated that all four data centers are fully leased and are located in Jundiai, Hortolandia and Paulinia.
Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty, has also revealed that the company was pushing ahead with plans to launch two more data centers in the third quarter.
Ascenty runs as many as 17 data centers in Latin America, with five under construction – four in Brazil and one in Santiago, Chile. The facility in Chile, the company’s first in the South American country, is likely to be operational next year.
All the facilities are interconnected by a 4,500-kilometer fiber network. The company 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.
“We continue to see tremendous growth in the region, and we are now poised to accelerate our development plans,” Torto added.
The operator’s expansion gathered speed in September last year when Digital Realty agreed to inject US$425 million into its data center projects across Latin America.
In Sao Paulo, Ascenty is also building what it calls Latin America’s biggest data center, with plans to invest US$130 million in the first phase of development itself.