The new facilities are being built in the cities of Santiago (Chile), Bogota (Colombia), São Paulo (Brazil) and Queretaro (Mexico), according to company officials who disclosed the plans in a recent earnings call with investors.
Ascenty, a joint venture between Brookfield Infrastructure and Digital Realty, owns a whopping 23 data centers in the region. All of its facilities are powered by renewable energy sources.
As of December 2022, Ascenty’s Latin American data centers had a combined energy capacity of 127 megawatts to process data. The capacity will reach 440 MW once the new facilities are operational.
Some of Ascenty’s data centers in the region are fully occupied. For example, racks at its facilities in Queretaro, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza have been leased out 100%.
Company officials claim to have added more than 100 new customers to their roster for each fiscal quarter since Ascenty acquired Interxion three years ago.
In October 2022, Ascenty opened a mega data center with space for 3,300 racks and a capacity of 31 MW in Hortolândia, a remote city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.