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Ascenty launches two data centers in Mexico

Ascenty has launched two new data centers in Mexico and completed the construction of a second facility in Chile.

First announced in 2020, the company this month announced the launch of two facilities in the Mexican city of Querétaro, its first in the country.

The Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners joint venture said it has invested BRL 1 billion ($185.4m) in the projects.

Mexico 1 has an area of 20,000 sqm (215,300 sq ft) and a total power of 21MW, while Mexico 2 occupies 24,000 sqm (258,300 sq ft) and has 31MW of capacity. Both have launched with tenants; Mexico 1 is 25 percent occupied, while Mexico 2 is 20 percent occupied.

“Querétaro is financially attractive due to its geographical location: close to the industrial area of Bajío and Mexico City, but with a low risk of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornadoes; and it has an efficient electrical infrastructure with available power supply for the data centers,” says Chris Torto, CEO and founder of Ascenty. “In addition to these two centers opening in Mexico, we will consolidate our leadership in Latin America with the opening of our second unit in Chile, later this year, as well as assessing our entry into other markets in the region, such as Colombia and Peru.”

The company also has reportedly acquired land for the potential construction of a third data center in Mexico.

Meanwhile, in Chile, Ascenty has completed construction work on its second facility in Santiago.

Initially planned for 2021, the construction of Santiago 2 faced delays related to the pandemic along with supply chain issues, COO Marcos Siqueira told BNamericas. The data center is expected to go live shortly.

The Santiago 2 facility is located in the Quilicura district of the capital, covering an area of 21,000 sqm (226,000 sq ft), with 31MW of IT load and capacity for up to 3,550 racks. The company’s first Santiago data center launched in 2020; spanning 6,000 sqm (64,600 sq ft), it offers 11MW in total power and space for 1,100 racks.

Ascenty now has 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico – 21 currently operating and the rest (including Santiago 2) under construction. The company also has advanced plans for Colombia, which is expected to be its next Latin American market, and Peru.

Mexico is seeing a major increase in data center development, with Querétaro as the hub region.

Most recently, Avaya recently completed two data centers in Querétaro and Monterrey to host its Avaya OneCloud Private cloud solution. Data Center Dynamics

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