Major data centre deal for Scala in Brazil

Major data centre deal for Scala in Brazil

Scala Data Centres, a Brazil-based hyper-scalable data centre platform, has announced an agreement to acquire data centre and colocation operations in Campinas in the southeast of Brazil from Algar Tech, a company that offers business process solutions.

Opened in 2009, this data centre is described as highly connected and is strategically located; Campinas is one of Brazil's largest data centre regions. The Algar data centre facility utilizes photovoltaic energy. It was the first in Latin America to use this form of alternative energy.

According to Luciano Fialho, vice president of M&A and corporate development at Scala, “The acquisition of this asset accelerates our entry into the market in Campinas, the largest region in the interior of the [Sao Paolo] state, the tenth largest municipality in Brazil, and one of the leading technological hubs in Latin America.”

Tatiane Panato, CEO of Algar Tech, added that the company will continue to focus on its other offerings, saying, “This decision is part of the company’s growth and specialization strategy that focuses on customer experience and managed services. The sale is exclusive to the data centre colocation business, and the company continues to focus on managed services, with offers for hosting, end-user support, IT professional services in hybrid environments, on-premise and cloud.”

The acquisition of Algar Tech's facilities will anchor Scala's new campus in Campinas, which will have an area of over 130,000 square metres and 100MW of total capacity distributed in three buildings.

In the initial phase, the current building will be modernized and expanded to support near-term customer requirements. Scala will also begin development of a second data centre on the campus, with 45 MW of total capacity.

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