Digital Colony’s Scala Data Centers begins construction on data centre in São Paulo

Marcos Peigo, CEO, Scala Data Centers

The new facility is adjacent to an existing Scala facility and provides a path for expansion to support the company’s growth. 

Scala Data Centers, a hyperscale data centres platform founded by Digital Colony, has begun the construction a third data centre in the São Paulo region.  

Scala will provide 50MW of data centre capacity. The company said that the expansion is evidence of the its commitment to support its customers in the Brazilian market.

The new facility, called SP3, is expected to be operational in January 2021 and will have 13MW of total power capacity. 

“Brazil is one of the fastest-growing markets for the consumption of digital content driven by increasing usage of mobile devices, the adoption of cloud technologies, and growth of the internet of things,” said Marcos Peigo, Scala CEO.


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“Scala is committed to expanding its footprint and supporting it customers by offering exceptional quality services in world-class data centres, combining flexibility and speed to market.”  

The data centre will leverage the operational, design and construction experience from Digital Colony and the long history of the Scala engineering team, according to the company.

Eugênio Cruz, Engineering and Operations Director for Scala added: “We are deploying equipment with the latest technology throughout the project to ensure the highest level of performance and, above all, superior energy efficiency to lower the total cost of operations for our customers.  This facility will exceed the standards for today’s modern data centre.”

Last month, it was revealed that Colony Capital, the investment division of Digital Colony Management is set to purchase data centre assets from Brazil’s Grupo Folha.

According to Bloomberg, the assets are to be purchased from the UOL Diveo arm of Grupo Folha and will create a new data centre platform in São Paulo.

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