Latin America data center service provider, Ascenty, has announced the opening of a new data center facility in Santiago, Chile.

The new Chile facility is Ascenty’s second data center in the country, spanning an area of 21,000 square meters and offering 31MW of total power capacity. This latest facility is almost triple the size of Ascenty’s first data center site in Chile which was opened in 2020, featuring 6,000 square meters and a total power capacity of 11MW.

“Chile is a key and strategic country for Ascenty in Latin America. This new data center enables us to meet regional demands and continue our rapid expansion into other Latin American countries. We recently opened two data centers in Mexico and are looking to enter other local markets, such as Colombia and Peru,” said Chris Torto, CEO and founder of Ascenty.

According to Ascenty, the deployment of its latest Chile data center costs about R$500 million (US$96.78 million). However, the company plans to expend a total of R$770 million (US$ 149.04 million) after planned expansions in the facility are delivered.

With this opening, Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, now have 28 data centers sites across Brazil, Chile and Mexico with 22 currently operating and 6 under construction. About a year ago, Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure L.P established another partnership, a 50/50 joint venture, aimed at developing, owning and operating data centers in India under the brand name “BAM Digital Realty”.

Also in Chile, Equinix recently announced the completion of its deal to acquire four data centers from Empresa Nacional De Telecomunicaciones S.A. (Entel). To further expand the Platform Equinix® footprint in Latin America, Equinix signed an agreement to acquire one additional data center in Peru, also from Entel, all worth approximately US$735 million at exchange rates in effect on the dates of signing.