Scala Data Centers, a prominent player in the Latin American sustainable data center market, is making waves with its latest announcement – a strategic investment of approximately US$ 80 million into its first hyperscale data center, SMEXTP01, in Tepotzotlán, Mexico. This move is set to redefine the digital landscape in Latin America and empower the region’s technological future.
A New Dawn for Data Centers in Mexico
The SMEXTP01 HyperEdge data center underscores Scala’s commitment to enabling new markets in Latin America. This facility will have an initial critical capacity of 5MW, with a future potential to reach a staggering 7.9MW. The investment aligns with Scala’s mission to meet the surging demands of hyperscale clients. It also reflects the company’s vision to drive growth while prioritizing eco-friendly practices and innovative solutions.
“We are proud to spearhead this expansion and create unique conditions for massive colocation clients in the region through innovation, energy efficiency, and sustainable technology,” – Marcos Peigo, CEO and Co-Founder at Scala.
A Strategic Positioning
Geographically, Mexico is a pivotal player in the IT infrastructure segment. As the second-largest data center and cloud market in Latin America, the country boasts impressive growth rates of around 22% and 25% annually. Mexico’s robust connectivity infrastructure, including 11 submarine cables linking it to the United States and the rest of the Americas, further cements its role as a technology powerhouse.
Mexico’s unique position as one of the few Latin American countries with direct submarine cable connections to both the United States and the Asian market sets the stage for unparalleled opportunities. Scala’s SMEXTP01, situated in Tepotzotlán, is positioned to leverage this connectivity advantage, and establish itself as a go-to destination for hyperscale services.
Powering the Future Sustainably
The SMEXTP01 HyperEdge data center will be powered by 100% renewable and certified energy. With a built area spanning 142,133 square foot, the facility highlights modularity, customization, and energy efficiency at its core. This aligns with Scala’s portfolio and further strengthens the company’s ESG program.
Unveiling the Future
Scala Data Centers’ expansion is not confined to Mexico alone. The company’s accelerated growth plan includes additional locations, including São Paulo and Porto Alegre in Brazil, Lampa in Chile, and ambitious projects in Fortaleza, Brazil, as well as Mexico and Colombia. Since its inception in 2020, Scala has invested over US$ 1.6 billion in its Latin American projects, reflecting its dedication to pushing technological boundaries and fostering digital transformation.
SMEXTP01 is expected to bring about more than just technological advancements. By encouraging innovative ideas, being mindful of energy use, and prioritizing a greener approach, Scala Data Centers is on the brink of reshaping how digital systems work in Latin America.
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