Nothing, it seems, can stop the onward march of data centres in developing markets – as recent news from Brazil, India and South Africa indicates.
In Brazil the recently launched company Scala Data Centres has begun construction of a new data centre in São Paulo. It’s called SP3 and is next to an existing Scala facility. The design has already received ANSI / TIA-942-B rated 3 certification and is due to open in 2021. It will have 13MW of capacity.
Once the new building is up and running the company will have three data centres in the city, with a potential capacity of 50MW.
Digital infrastructure investment company Digital Colony formed Scala Data Centres after acquiring facilities from Brazilian IT firm UOL Diveo.
In India meanwhile, managed data centre service provider Yotta Infrastructure has announced that its Yotta NM1 data centre in Panvel, near Mumbai, has been awarded the Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification of Design Documents (TCDD). Yotta says that it is the largest data centre in Asia with this certification.
The large multi-storey facility is spread across 76,180 square metres and offers 7,200 racks and 50MW power. In the longer term the company plans a campus of five data centre buildings. It also says it is now moving forward with the Uptime Institute Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF).
Uptime Institute creates and administers rigorous tier standards and certifications that enable data centres to achieve their mission while mitigating risk.
Nor should Africa be left out of recent data centre news. South African data centre operator Teraco has announced plans to build a new data centre, called Cape Town 2 (CT2). It will have eight data halls adding up to 8,000 square metres, said to be nearly three times the size of the existing CT1 facility. CT2 will also be able to provide its clients with direct access to the South African internet exchange point NAPAfrica, which services over 20 countries on the continent.
The company also recently announced the 60MW expansion of its Isando Campus in Johannesburg, where it houses two data centres, JB1 and JB2.