SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDING ITS FOOTPRINT IN LATAM
Scala Data Centers has announced the commencement of construction on its two new carrier neutral data centers in Brazil, SP4 and SP5, located within the company’s campus in the city of Barueri, Sao Paulo.
As designed, SP4 is expected to deliver a total capacity of 18MW which also marks Scala’s second greenfield project. SP5 on the other hand, is expected to deliver a total capacity of 9MW to customers in Brazil and across Latin America.
According to Scala, SP4 is being built to meet the hyperscale market demand and has already committed 100% of its capacity to a single cloud provider. Similarly, SP5 has also been designed to meet the demands of the single-tenant market.
“SP4 and SP5 reflect Scala’s commitment to support the growth of its customers’ IT infrastructure. Such projects propel our growth by constantly evolving through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and innovative processes of our robust platform,” said eMarcos Peigo, CEO and co-founder of Scala Data Centers.
SP4 and SP5 are being built under the management of Scala’s Center of Excellence in Engineering (CoE) which was opened in August 2021 to manage the entire design and construction chain of the company’s data centers in the Latin American market.
The constructions of SP4 and SP5 are also expected to follow the parameters of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the initial stages of demolition and not just from the construction stage. In terms of energy, Scala stated that it has already established guaranteed 100% renewable and certified energy for SP4 and SP5, agreed through strategic and long-term contracts.
In addition to ongoing investments and expansion projects in Brazil, Scala has disclosed that it has planned the construction of SP6, a site in its Tamboré complex, and new campuses in Campinas and Jundiaí, countryside of Sao Paulo, which will collectively enable the delivery of a total capacity of about 300MW.
As announced, SP4 and SP5 are expected to be operational by April and September of 2022, respectively.