Scala Data Centres expands Brazilian footprint with new HyperEdge data centre

Scala Data Centres, the leading Latin American platform for sustainable data centres in the Hyperscale market, has launched the operations of its first site in the Brazilian Southern Region, based in Porto Alegre city. With 4.8MW of IT, SPOAPA01 data centre is part of the HyperEdge family and is configured to meet the demand for connection and distributed computing. As the result of an investment of R$ 240 million, the data centre is dedicated to Hyperscale customers, who have an enormous demand of infrastructures designed for large volumes of data and processing, and that are highly scalable.

The HyperEdge SPOAPA01 data centre is the first site of the Scala Data Centres in Porto Alegre, establishing a low latency communication with the South of Brazil and the Argentine market

The HyperEdge SPOAPA01 data centre is the first site of the Scala Data Centres in Porto Alegre, establishing a low latency communication with the South of Brazil and the Argentine market

Designed with the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability, the installation materialises a Scala strategic investment in Rio Grande do Sul state and reinforces the company’s purpose in enabling the future of Latin America. SPOAPA01 data centre is based in Navegantes neighbourhood, close to Salgado Filho International Airport, in a region called 4th District – which is an important innovation and technology hub in the city of Rio Grande do Sul.

The site is located close to legacy data centres, in a highly connected region and near to the Malbec System, a submarine cable that, in the future, will have a branch connecting Porto Alegre to the city of Buenos Aires. This strategic position provides significant advantages for Scala customers, providing low-latency communication with the Argentine market.

The strategic choice of Porto Alegre is based not only on its proximity to legacy data centres in a highly connected region but also on the prospect of becoming a connection point for the Malbec submarine cable. This 1,550-mile cable already links São Paulo and Rio dae Janeiro to Buenos Aires. The planned branch aims to directly connect Porto Alegre to Buenos Aires, further solidifying the position of the city as a connectivity hub, providing low-latency communication with the Argentine market.

“We are excited about the inauguration of this new data centre, which occupies a strategic position close to data centres that serve telecom operators. Despite the obsolete architecture, density and capacity compared to Hyperscale customer standards, these other sites in the region represent relevant points of connection and traffic interest. With this site now in operation, our customers finally have the alternative of a global standard data centre to serve the region’s growing market, including support for the Buenos Aires region, in Argentina,” shares Marcos Peigo, CEO and Co-Founder of Scala.

HyperEdge SPOAPA01 data centre is 100% powered by certified renewable energy, in line with the company’s portfolio. With high efficiency in the use of its resources, the building was designed to operate with a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of less than 1.4 and a WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness, which measures the efficiency of water use in the facilities) of zero, since it uses closed circuit and air cooling.

The construction met sustainability goals by employing the FastDeploy approach, Scala’s proprietary design and construction methodology which allows deploy in up to 50% less time when compared to the traditional model. This solution is based on prefabricated and transportable modular components, which are integrated into the buildings where the data centre is located, with an optimised experience for Hyperscale customers.

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