The company did not disclose where in Mexico its new datacenters will be built. Analysts say its expansion is aimed at capitalizing on the growing popularity for cloud computing, the internet of things (IoT) and big data in the region.
The new facility in Chile is being built on the company’s campus in Santiago and will be up and running in the second half of 2021. A joint venture between Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure, Ascenty entered Chile only last year.
Its first Chile facility is likely to be up and running in July this year, with the second one slated to be opened in 2021. With approximately 24,000 sqm in floor space, the second Chilean data center will bring power capacity on the campus up to 30 MVA.
The newly announced data centers will take the company’s total number of facilities in Latin America to 21. Elsewhere in the region, Ascenty’s data centers are interconnected by 4,500 km of a proprietary fiber-optic network.
“Over the past few years, we have received investments from Digital Realty and Brookfield, and have studied the market to grow our operations in countries other than Brazil,” says Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty.
“Now, we have solidified this leadership strategy with the announcement of three new facilities in the region, which will boost business opportunities and expand our scope.”
Most of Ascenty’s data centers are in Brazil. Last year, it unveiled Latin America’s largest data center in Paulínia, an outlying district in São Paulo.