Scala Data Centers: Scala Data Centers launches operations in Port Alegre, Brazil

Dec 29, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Scala Data Centers has launched operations at its first data center in Porto Alegre, Brazil, dubbed SPOAPA01. This data center has an  IT capacity of 4.8MW and was developed with an investment of $48 million, dedicated to hyperscale customers. 

SPOAPA01 is fully powered by certified renewable energy and the whole facility will  be leased to a single large content provider. It is located in the Navegantes neighborhood, near other data centers and the Malbec System subsea cable which will soon land in the city and links to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires.

Marcos Peigo, CEO and co-founder of Scala said, "We are excited about the inauguration of this new data center, which occupies a strategic position close to data centers that serve telecom operators. Despite the obsolete architecture, density, and capacity compared to hyperscale customer standards, these other sites in the region represent relevant points of connection and traffic interest. With this site now in operation, our customers finally have the alternative of a global standard data center to serve the region's growing market, including support for the Buenos Aires region, in Argentina."