Scala Data Center spends $80 million on new data center in Mexico

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Scala Data Center spends $80 million on new data center in Mexico

Latin American platform Scala Data Centers is building its first data center in Mexico with an initial investment of $80 million.

Named SMEXTP01, the venture located in the municipality of Tepotzotlán is set to have an initial critical capacity of 5MW to meet demands being made by large cloud and content providers, known as Hyperscale.

Scala’s new site is projected to begin operations in Q4 2023 and is already anchored by a large Hyperscale client. With 142,133 square feet of built area, the data center will be supplied with 100% renewable energy, in line with the company’s portfolio.

“This new project underscores our commitment to enabling new markets in Latin America, either in unexplored locations or in regions with data center presence, but still lacking a dedicated approach to large IT capacities that truly serve the Hyperscale segment,” says Marcos Peigo, CEO and co-founder at Scala.

“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.”

In addition to the investment in SMEXTP01, Scala is expanding further with the construction of new sites at Tamboré Campus (São Paulo, Brazil), Porto Alegre city (Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil), Lampa (Chile), as well as advanced projects to implement other data centers in Fortaleza city (Ceará state, Brazil), Mexico and Colombia.

In total, Scala has invested over $1.6 billion in its projects in Latin America since its inception in 2020. The company expects to reach 500MW of distributed capacity over the next five years, in four countries in which it operates.

In 2023, the company started operating three data centers in Latin America, located in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), (13.2 MW of IT), Tamboré (Brazil) with 6MW of IT and Curauma (Chile) offering 5MW of IT.

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