ADDRESSING EXPERIENCED MANPOWER SHORTAGE
Piemonte Holding’s data center investment arm, Elea Digital, has just announced a partnership with Vertiv to deliver edge data center services in Brazil.
Through this partnership, Vertiv, a provider of data center infrastructure and continuity solutions, will provide operation and maintenance services for Elea Digital data centers in metro areas which include Porto Alegre, Curitiba, and Brasilia.
Currently, Elea Digital owns six edge data centers in Brazil with footprints across São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Curitiba and Brasília. From these facilities, the company’s core service offerings include colocation and cross-connectivity powered by cloud technologies.
“The strategic alliance with Vertiv shows our commitment and enthusiasm with client service as we continue to do our best to ensure that our critical infrastructure is maintained equally secure, miles away from the central cloud region of São Paulo,” said Alessandro Lombardi, Chairman of Elea Digital.
This partnership will enable Vertiv’s local technicians to provide support for Elea Digital edge services in Brazil and further expand Vertiv’s market footprints as it provides technical supports to the Brazilian data center industry.
This alliance is considered critical because by joining forces, Elea Digital and Vertiv will be able to provide knowledge and better experience to less developed but highly demanding metro-areas markets such as Brasilia (where Elea Digital SIG data center is the only Tier III facility), Porto Alegre and Curitiba, addressing shortage in experienced manpower outside the central region of São Paulo.
“We are excited to start working with Elea Digital on services offerings for edge data centers in Brazil. Our goal is to bring Vertiv and Elea Digital experience to less developed metro-markets, but with high demand,” said Rafael Garrido, vice president of Vertiv Latin America.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, another of Vertiv’s data center partner is eStruxture, which joined forces with the Architects of Continuity™ from Vertiv to convert a former Gazette printing press building into a new Montreal Data center MTL-2.