Scala Data Centers: Scala Data Centers to build the largest data center campus in Chile after obtaining environmental license

Oct 10, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Scala Data Centers has announced that it has received the environmental license to build the largest data center campus in Chile. The campus, which is scheduled to start operations in the first quarter of 2024, will have a combined 120MW of total capacity, with a projected initial delivery of 30MW.

According to the company, it began work on the first data center campus in the municipality of Curauma, Valparaíso area, in September 2022, with a total capacity of 45MW. It has also started the executive project of its third data center in the country, in Santiago, with a total capacity of 80MW.

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Speaking about the new facility, Marcos Peigo, CEO of Scala, said: "The construction of a data center close to the submarine cable arrival site will guarantee unprecedented scale and quality of connectivity between Latin America, Asia and Oceania, massively contributing to enabling the region's digital infrastructure. And in a scenario in which 5G accelerates the deployment of various services and applications that use high volume of data and require low latency, such as the metaverse, Internet of Things (IoT), telemedicine, autonomous cars, among others, it is something even more expressive.”

The company has outlined that all three data centers will utilize 100% renewable energy and provide around 1,000 jobs in Chile.

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