Data centre operator acquires Latin American hyperscale platform

Aligned Data Centers has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire ODATA, a data centre service provider offering a scalable, reliable, and flexible IT infrastructure and hyperscale platform in Latin America (LATAM), from Patria Investments and other selling stakeholders.

Demand for wholesale colocation in key LATAM markets is expected to grow considerably over the next ten years, driven largely by rising hyperscale, cloud service provider, and government entity demands, as well as increased digitalisation and connectivity in key Central and South American markets. High-performance computing, IoT, Big Data and AI have increased demand for scalable data centre infrastructure capable of supporting growing densities with maximum efficiency.

Aligned is a leading technology infrastructure company offering innovative, sustainable, and adaptive Scale Data Centers and Build-to-Scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers. This transaction marks the company’s expansion into Latin America and will position it as one of the largest private data centre operators in the Americas with a footprint spanning approximately two gigawatts (GW) across 30 sites at full buildout.

ODATA is among the fastest growing hyperscale data centre platforms in Latin America, with operational facilities strategically located across Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Chile, as well as additional data centres currently under development across the region. In addition to alignment on providing scalable, flexible, and ultra-connected IT infrastructure solutions, ODATA’s commitment to a renewable energy strategy and sustainable design practices is consistent with Aligned’s ESG vision. The company is structuring a solution to become a self-producer of renewable energy in Brazil and has a clear path to provide 100 per vent green energy, a key requirement of hyperscale customers.

“The acquisition combines a significant growth runway for expansion and a proven ability to deliver capacity at maximum speed, with regional expertise and partnerships, enhanced fiscal resources, and a resilient supply chain, to deliver a world-class data center platform that meets the demands of our global hyperscale and enterprise customers,” stated Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Data Centers. “We are excited to welcome Ricardo and the ODATA team to the Aligned fold and look forward to fostering our joint commitments to customer centricity and operational excellence as we embark on the next phase of innovation and growth.” 

“The ODATA team and I are very excited to be joining Aligned Data Centers,” added Ricardo Alário, CEO of ODATA. “The strategic merger of the ODATA and Aligned platforms will provide customers with a broader base of both available and expansion capacity in key locations across the Americas, as well as additional breadth of experience and depth of knowledge across an expanded team of infrastructure experts.  We look forward to accelerating the growth of our platform with Aligned and setting a successful cultural course focused on customer and staff centricity, innovation, and operational excellence.”

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