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Scala Data Centers Launches HyperEdge Data Center in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Catering to Hyperscalers

Scala Data Centers, the leading Latin American platform for sustainable data centers in the Hyperscale market, has officially launched its latest facility, SPOAPA01, situated in Porto Alegre, Brazil. With a robust investment of R$240 million (US$48 million), this hyperscale-focused data center boasts a 4.8MW IT load capacity, addressing the escalating demand for connection and distributed computing. Let’s break down the details: 

Who will benefit from SPOAPA01?

Designed exclusively for hyperscale customers dealing with substantial volumes of data and processing, SPOAPA01 fulfills the needs of enterprises seeking global standard data center services in the Southern region of Brazil. The facility is expected to play a crucial role in serving the growing market, including support for the Buenos Aires region in Argentina.

What is the makeup of SPOAPA01?

The construction of SPOAPA01 adhered to sustainability goals by leveraging Scala’s proprietary FastDeploy approach. This innovative design and construction methodology utilizes prefabricated and transportable modular components, resulting in a 50% reduction in deployment time. The efficiency of FastDeploy underscores Scala’s dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions while minimizing environmental impact. Technical specifications include:

  • 4.8MW IT load capacity
  • PUE of less than 1.4
  • WUE of zero
  •  Utilization of closed-circuit and air cooling systems
  • 100% powered by certified renewable energy

Emphasizing sustainability, SPOAPA01 operates on 100% certified renewable energy. With a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.4 and a Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) of zero, the data center employs closed-circuit and air cooling systems. This commitment to eco-friendly practices aligns with the increasing demand for environmentally responsible data management solutions.

Where is SPOAPA01 located and why does it matter?

SPOAPA01 is strategically located in the 4th District, a thriving innovation and technology hub in the city of Rio Grande do Sul. Positioned in proximity to legacy data centers and near the upcoming Malbec System subsea cable, which will connect Porto Alegre to Buenos Aires, this facility enhances Scala’s commitment to providing optimal connectivity for its clients.
Scala Data Centers’ latest venture, The SPOAPA01, marks a significant milestone in meeting the demands of hyperscale customers in the Southern region of Brazil. Read the entire press release on this project here.

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