Data Center Infrastructure leader, Ascenty has announced the opening of its second data center in Santiago, Chile.
The second data center in Santiago will be a 21,000 sqm or 226,000 sq ft with a 31 MW power capacity and storage capacity for up to 3,550 racks.
Meanwhile, Ascenty accomplished the construction of the second Chilean data center with an initial investment of R$500 million while they plan to add R$270 million into the investment to extend the structure.
The data center was initially planned to be constructed entirely in 2021. However, the plan was delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues.
Ascenty’s COO Marcos Siqueira in an interview with BNamericas said that the facility went live with 20 percent of its capacity already leased, and the company anticipates that figure to increase to 40 percent by the 2022 end.
Additionally, Ascenty’s CEO and founder, Chris Torto said, Chile is a key and strategic country for Ascenty in Latin America. This new data center enables us to meet regional demands and continue our rapid expansion into other Latin American countries. We recently opened two data centers in Mexico and are looking to enter other local markets, such as Colombia and Peru.
The company’s first data center at Santiago was launched back in 2020 spanning 6,000 sqm or 64,600 sq ft while offering 11MW in electricity and spaces for about 1,100 racks.
With the completion of the Santiago 2 data center, the Digital Realty and Brookfield company currently has 28 data centers in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico (22 data centers are already operating while rest of the 6 data centers are under construction). Ascenty is looking to expand its presence in Colombia.
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