Scala Data Centers is the hyper-scalable data center platform that brings to Latin America the expertise and the global size of Digital Colony.
Based in Brazil, we support cloud service providers in addition to large corporations on their digital transformation journeys.
We combine in-depth industry knowledge with extensive operational experience to deliver colocation and connectivity services that scale in a robust, agile and flexible way.
Our purpose is to enable the future and progress in Latin American countries through the development of digital infrastructure in the region.
Digital Colony, the investment firm that is one of the largest digital infrastructure players in the world, with more than USD 40 billion in assets and almost 125 data centers around the globe, decides to increase its presence in Latin America.
Marcos Peigo joins the group as a partner responsible for investments in the region.
Digital Colony acquires the data center and connectivity assets of the Brazilian company UOL Diveo.
Scala Data Centers is launched as Digital Colony’s data center platform in Latin America with an aggressive growth plan in the region.
The SP3 project – a new hyperscale single tenant data center – receives TIER 3 certification according to the TIA Standard.
Scala Data Centers starts the construction of the new data center (SP3), a hyperscale single tenant project, at the Tamboré Campus.
With its inauguration scheduled for the first semester of 2021, the SP3 will have 12MW of total capacity in 5.2 thousand m² of area.
Scala completes the construction of its Headquarter for Latin America. Located in Alphaville with about 2000m2 of office space, it will include a trilingual operations center that will concentrate all our clients’ monitoring operations and service center for Latin America.
Scala Data Centers announces the migration of 100% of its energy consumption to renewable and certified sources of energy. Scala Data Centers becomes the first data center company in Latin America to achieve this milestone.
As part of its strategic expansion plan, Scala concludes the acquisition of a relevant stake in the condominium in which SP1 and SP3 are installed, as well as the substation that serves it, with the transformation of a Campus with up to 120MW – SP4, focused on large enterprise and ecosystem, is a project with 23MW.
Scala announces investment in education, donating 28 scholarships for Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering to underprivileged students. It also announces financial donations and support for hundreds of children served by Hospital Pequeno Príncipe and the NGO Jardim das Borboleta.
Scala celebrates its first year of life with a series of achievements:
- doubled its installed capacity,
- increased five times its expansion capacity,
- secured more than 1 million m² in land bank in 4 different countries,
- Became the first data center company with 100% of its energy coming from a certified renewable source,
- during the pandemic, hired more than 150 talents for the team,
- distributed 28 full scholarships to young talents with economic constraints,
- increased YoY ebitda by +50% and revenue execution rate by 35%,
- started its first Internship Program in the areas of Sales, Projects, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Legal, Engineering and Purchasing.
- Scala announces a second campus in the state of São Paulo anchored by the acquisition of Algar Tech’s data center and colocation assets. It will deliver 100MW of sustainable capacity, in modern and sustainable data centers;
- Scala wins the Great Place to Work® seal, placing us in the select group of companies that offer their employees a fair environment, with credibility and camaraderie, where respect prevails to encourage pride in belonging;
- Scala receives CarbonNeutral® certification issued by Natural Capital Partners, the leading experts in carbon neutrality with more than 20 years of existence and more than 300 global clients. This is the first certification issued to a Latin American company in the data center sector that already operates with 100% renewable energy, confirming Scala’s commitment to investments based on sustainability.
SCALA DATA CENTERS LEADING POSITION
In its first year, Scala Data Centers was positioned as leader in services and pointed out as one of the main investors of colocation services of the country.
Scala Data Centers was classified as leader in Colocation in Brazil in the ISG Provider Lens 2020 Report!
Scala Data Centers is in the “three biggest investors in Colocation in Brazil” and in “the two biggest investors in São Paulo”, according to Arizton research!!
Scala Data Centers is led by an experienced team, which is fundamental for our continuous success.
Learn more about the members of our executive team:
Marcos Peigo is Operating Partner at Digital Colony, CEO and Board Member at Scala Data Centers. Peigo has been in the technology and infrastructure markets for over 20 years and has significant executive experience in Latin America, having served as Vice President of Value Creation at IBM Latin America, as CEO of Solvo S / A and as COO of UOL DIVEO. He studied Electrical Engineering and Economics at PUC-SP.
CORPORATE VICE PRESIDENT
Graduated in Law and Accounting from UFMG, master in Corporate Law from Columbia University and in Finance and Business from MIT, Luciano takes the position of Corporate Vice President, having more than 25 years of experience in Brazil and in the USA in the areas of M&A, Finance, Legal and Governance.
SERAFIM DE ABREU
CHIEF FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Graduated in Business Administration, with an executive MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral and Executive Education from Harvard Business School, Serafim is our Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. He is an experienced executive, with more + 24 years of experience in the areas of services, operations and finance in companies like IBM.
Graduated in Security Engineering from Mackenzie and MBA in Business Management from FIA, Eugênio is our Engineer and Operations Director. With 24 years of experience in critical mission of Facilities, Data Centers and Telecom, he has worked at UOL DIVEO and Stiefel Laboratories.
PEOPLE AND MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Graduated in Administration and System Analysis from Puc-Campinas and MBA in Management from ESAMC, Leandro takes the position of People & Management Director adding up more than 20 years of experience acquired in companies as SBT, AT&T, Claro, SOlvo and UOL DIVEO.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Graduated in Administration from PUC-SP, MBA in Financial Management from FGV, Caio Matias is our Finance & Administrative Director, joining more than 20 years of experience in the areas of Finance, Financial Planning and Controlling, having worked at companies such as IBM, UOL DIVEO and Solvo.
Christiana Espinola Weisshuhn
MARKETING & STRATEGY DIRECTOR
Graduated in Electrical Production Engineering at PUC-RJ, Christiana holds the position of Strategy & Marketing Director, bringing 23 years of experience at Accenture, where she built her career.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, BUSINESS AND CUSTOMER SERVICES
With an MBA in Business Administration and Management from FGV and almost 20 years of experience in service and sales management at companies such as IBM and UOL, Cleber is the Director responsible for the areas of Operations, Products, Architecture, Sales and Customer Services.
DIRECTOR OF DATA CENTERS OPERATIONS
Graduated in Electrical Engineering by FESP, Alberto Alves is our Data Center Operations Director. Specialist in Mission Critical Facilities, has over 20 years of experience in Operation, Construction, Project Management and Business Development, Alberto has worked for companies such as GlobeNet, Ascenty, T-Systems, Telefônica, among others.
IT, QUALITY & COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR
Graduated in Computer Engineering from UNICAMP, Décio holds the position of IT, Quality & Compliance Director at Scala, bringing more than 25 years of professional experience developed in companies such as CENAPAD-SP, Motorola, Solvo Missão Crítica, UOL DIVEO e IBM.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
With an MBA in Communications by the University of Massachusetts (USA), Brokaw is the Senior Vice President for International Business Development at Scala focused on expanding the company to serve hyperscale/scale customers. Brokaw brings more than 20 years of experience in managing the global infrastructure strategy for leading Internet customers and content providers. He developed his career in companies like EdgeConneX and Amazon, before joining Digital Colony.
Be part of a dynamic team and in constant evolution at Scala Data Centers