Construction commenced immediately upon signing the agreement, and the new facility, which is expected to deliver up to 6.3 megawatts of total IT capacity, is scheduled to open in 2020.
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) has come together with Latin America data centre service provider Ascenty to announce their a long-term, multi-megawatt agreement with a global cloud provider to build a new facility in Santiago, Chile.
The new data centre will be connected via an underground
dark fibre network to facilitate interconnection between the data centre,
critical networks, cloud, and connectivity providers in a single, secure
“We are pleased to support the growth of a strategic
customer as they expand into a new market,” said Digital Realty Chief
Executive Officer A. William Stein.
“Chile is one of Latin America’s most developed
countries, with the highest GDP per capita in Latin America, and we are
well-positioned to power our customers’ digital ambitions in a region poised
for rapid growth.”
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Ascenty, a joint venture between Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure, delivers connectivity and availability and offers other alternatives to meet corporate connectivity requirements in Latin America.
“This is an important milestone in our expansion as the
leading provider of data centre solutions in Latin America,” said Chris Torto, Chief
Executive Officer of Ascenty.
“Chile is positioned to emerge as a leading technology hub in the region, and the development of our first facility in the country will enhance our ability to meet the growing customer demand for comprehensive data canter and colocation solutions in Latin America.”
Ascenty’s committed 4,500 kilometre fibre optic network
connects all the company’s facilities, located in major cities in the Brazilian
states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as well as Fortaleza, to leading cloud
service providers, building a wide-ranging interconnection platform.
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