Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ascenty plans eighth Brazilian data centre for Rio de Janeiro

Strong market demand lead colocation player to establish a presence in one of the most populated regions in the Southern Hemisphere.

Brazilian data centre services provider Ascenty has announced it will be opening its eight colocation facility in Rio de Janeiro in an investment that is set to reach R$150m ($48.2m as of February 2017).

The facility is expected to be brought online in Q3 2017 and will join others in Campinas, Jundiaí, Hortolândia, Fortaleza, São Paulo and Sumaré.

The Rio de Janeiro data centre will be the company’s first in the city and is designed to have a total IT load power of 12MW with a tri-bus electrical system – essentially three power lines servicing each data hall.

With a PUE of 1.7, the facility is expected to also gain an Uptime Institute certification for Tier III services as all other Ascenty data centres have one.

Cooling will be done via direct expansion with condensers above the roof for heat exchange, and an N+2 backup system is to be deployed.

The data centre will also have direct connection the internet exchange points (IXP) in São Paulo and Campinas.

Further connectivity will be provided by fiber optic networks connected into the data centre by telecom operators.

Roberto Rio Branco, marketing, institutional and commercial director at Ascenty, said: “Within our expansion plans, the Rio de Janeiro market is extremely important.

“There are large enterprises carrying out business in the region and some of them are already our partners in some of our other locations.

“We are at the early stages of construction but a large stake of the data centre has already been sold.”