ASCENTY EXPANDS LATAM NETWORK
Latin American colocation provider Ascenty, has just announced the opening of four new data centers in the greater Sao Paulo metropolitan area of Brazil.
The new Brazil facilities are located in Jundiai, Hortolandia and Paulinia, which add approximately 24MW of capacity and are all interconnected on the Ascenty fiber network. The company further announced that these new four facilities are already fully leased.
“Including these new data centers and two additional sites expected to launch in the third quarter, Ascenty will own 17 data centers, further solidifying our position as the leading data center operator in Latin America,” said Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty. “We continue to see tremendous growth in the region, and we are now poised to accelerate our development plans.”
Ascenty is a Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure joint venture company. Founded in 2010, the company claims to be the largest provider of data center services in Latin America with 17 data centers in operation and/or under construction.
Ascenty was acquired in September last year by global data center provider Digital Realty, for $1.8 billion. As part of the acquisition agreement, Digital Realty also pushed-in $425 million into funding Ascenty’s data center projects currently under construction.
It was in April this year that Digital Realty completed a plan announced last year, to turn Ascenty into a joint venture with Brookfield Infrastructure. Brookfield is an investor with other data center interests; early in 2019, Brookfield bought AT&T’s data center services division and turned it into Evoque Data Center Solutions, a free-standing provider.
Also, Ascenty’s 6.3MW Santiago, Chile data center which will be the company’s first in the country, is expected to be completed by 2020.