Aligned Data Centers has announced that it has completed the acquisition of LATAM data centre provider ODATA. The transaction means that Aligned can now claim to be among the largest private data centre operators in the Americas, with a footprint spanning in excess of 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of critical capacity across over 40 data centres at full buildout. ODATA will now operate as ODATA, an Aligned Data Centers Company, led by CEO Ricardo Alário.
“Driven largely by the needs of hyperscale companies, cloud service providers, and government customers, the demand for energy-efficient and scalable infrastructure continues its upward trajectory across Latin America,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Data Centers. “Joining forces with an incumbent data centre provider whose focus on strategic scale, thoughtful innovation, and sustainable design could not be better timed.“
“In view of our common culture of disruptive innovation, shared environmental and social values, and a collaborative working dynamic that empowers our teams and puts the customer first, the addition of ODATA will immediately drive growth opportunities for our customers and benefit our exceptional teams, now unified across two continents, with an expanded launchpad for success,” added Schaap.
With operational facilities strategically located across Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, as well as additional data centres currently under development across Latin America, ODATA is among the fastest growing hyperscale data centre platforms in the region. Its long-standing investment in renewable energy is consistent with Aligned’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives and industry-leading environmental stewardship, a factor that Aligned weighed heavily when evaluating its acquisition. With the goal of forging a path to provide 100 per cent green energy and ultimately becoming a self-producer of renewable energy to its data centres in Brazil, ODATA recently acquired a minority stake in Omega Energia’s 212 megawatt (MW) wind farm, located in northeast region of the country. Currently, approximately 85 to 90 per cent of the energy consumed by the company’s data centres is renewable.
“Our customers will continue to receive the same reliable, scalable and flexible data centre solutions they have come to expect as we continue our commitment to operational excellence in what represents an exciting new era of growth for both organizations,” said Ricardo Alário, CEO of ODATA. “The acquisition immediately expands not only our data centre infrastructure and capacity portfolio, but the capital and capabilities to help our customers grow at scale across the Americas, supported by an advanced supply chain methodology and refined land and power-first strategy that accelerate speed-to-market at a velocity that is otherwise unknown in our business.”