Scala Data Centers, a prominent force in the data center landscape within the Hyperscale market in Latin America, has embarked on the construction of its maiden data center in Mexico, SMEXTP01, earmarking an initial investment of around US$ 80 million.
Nestled in the municipality of Tepotzotlán, located approximately 25 miles from Mexico City (CDMX), this venture adds to Scala’s ambitious agenda of fostering new markets in Latin America to cater to the colossal requirements set forth by major cloud and content providers, often referred to as Hyperscale entities.
Projected Growth and Sustainability: Anticipated to commence operations in Q4 2023, SMEXTP01 is already anchored by a substantial Hyperscale client. Spanning an impressive 142,133 sqft (about 13.2 thousand square meters) of built space, the SMEXTP01 HyperEdge data center is designed for maximum customization and modularity. Aligning with Scala’s commitment to sustainability, the facility will be powered by 100% renewable and certified energy, resonating with the eco-conscious ethos of the company’s portfolio.
A Thriving Expansion Plan: In tandem with the investment in SMEXTP01, Scala Data Centers is continuing its rapid expansion strategy. The roadmap includes the development of new sites at the Tamboré Campus (São Paulo, Brazil), the city of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil), Lampa (Chile), and ambitious plans for further data center implementations in the city of Fortaleza (Ceará state, Brazil), Mexico, and Colombia. Since its inception in 2020, Scala has channeled investments exceeding R$ 8 billion (approximately US$ 1.6 billion) into its Latin American projects. The company has set an ambitious target of achieving a distributed capacity of 500MW over the next five years across the four countries in which it operates. This year alone, Scala Data Centers has commenced operations in three state-of-the-art data centers in Latin America, situated in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) boasting 13.2 MW of IT capacity, Tamboré (Brazil) with 6MW of IT, and Curauma (Chile) contributing 5MW of IT capacity.
The initiation of the SMEXTP01 data center in Mexico marks a pivotal moment in Scala’s strategic trajectory, further solidifying its position as a pivotal player in the burgeoning Latin American data center landscape.