After nearly a decade leading AWS data center infrastructure division, the executive joins the company to increase the efficiency of data center operations and make the client experience even better
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL —May 11th, 2022 – Scala Data Centers, a sustainable hyperscalable data center platform, announces Eduardo Reigada as its new Vice President of Data Centers Operations. He joins the company’s team after nearly a decade at AWS, where the executive performed a management marked by innovation and operational excellence to its mission-critical infrastructure services.
With a Master’s in Computer Science by the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Reigada has more than 30 years of dedication to the Infrastructure, Telecommunications, and IT segments. At AWS, he was Head of the Data Center Infrastructure Business area for all Latin America, supporting the exponential growth of the giant cloud company. He was also responsible for the achievement of two internal patents focused on the engineering operations infrastructure, which aimed to ensure greater efficiency in cooling and reduction of response time in maintenance activities.
The executive was also in charge of other great projects that highlighted the history of infrastructure in the region. Reigada participated in the implementation of the first commercial non-public Internet backbone in Brazil in 1996, leading the Engineering and Operations areas of Global One Communication, a joint venture between Sprint, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom. As Director of Engineering and Operations at the former 360networks, a Canadian submarine cable company which created dozens of North American routes via DWDM technology, he was one of those responsible for developing the interconnection between Brazil and the United States in a redundant ring, carried out by the Atlantic Ocean. The design resulted in very low latency. He also has previous experience at Brasil Telecom and Motorola.
With a work style characterized by innovative processes, Reigada highlights that Scala’s purpose, spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship were essential in his decision to lead this new professional project. “It is inspiring being able to support Scala to be the best data center services company in the region, based on a culture of security and availability, with a focus on people development and using innovation as a catalyst for sustainable growth”, he says.
The new Vice President of Data Centers Operations will report directly to the company’s CEO and Co-founder, Marcos Peigo. “Reigada’s arrival fills us with pride and responsibility. With his experience, he could certainly hold a top executive position at any major data center operator. With a deep knowledge of the sector, by choosing Scala, he reinforces our vision that we are building a unique project in Latin America, and, at the same time, our choice demonstrates our commitment to serving large infrastructure clients with scalability, innovation, and agility”, evaluates Peigo.
About Scala Data Centers
Scala Data Centers is the Sustainable Hyperscalable Data Centers platform based in Brazil and founded by DigitalBridge. Developed to meet and exceed the growing demand for digital access in Latin America, Scala has a highly qualified team of more than 400 professionals and applies a flexible and innovative approach to deliver exceptional quality colocation services to hyperscale clients, service and cloud software providers, and large enterprises. We customize state-of-the-art solutions for each client in the construction of the latest generation data centers, with high availability, energy efficiency and superior density. All this combined with best sustainability practices guided by our ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) program. For more information, visit www.scaladatacenters.com.
DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) is a global digital infrastructure REIT. It has more than 25 years investing in and operating businesses across the digital ecosystem, including towers, data centers, fiber, small cells, and cutting-edge infrastructure. The DigitalBridge team manages a portfolio of more than US$ 45 billion of digital infrastructure assets. DigitalBridge is headquartered in Boca Raton and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, and Singapore.