Scala’s initiative fosters innovation and new solutions for building data centers in the region, generating greater gains in scale, flexibility, and reduced project delivery time
SAO PAULO – August 25th, 2021 – Scala Data Centers, a sustainable hyperscalable data center platform, founded by DigitalBridge – holding company for investments in digital infrastructure of DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (NYSE: DBRG) – announces the creation of its Center of Excellence in Engineering (CoE), in Latin America. An unprecedented initiative in the segment, the CoE takes over the management of the entire design and construction chain of Scala’s data centers in the region, including the stages of technical diligence, test fit, conceptual and executive projects, from construction management to commissioning.
Through the verticalization of these stages, Scala will reduce the delivery time of data centers to its colocation customers, since it will have more control and visibility of the projects carried out, in addition to having greater gains in scale. The CoE will also be responsible for developing data center technologies and solutions with a focus on increasing operational and energy efficiency. Consequently, Scala’s customers will be even better served regarding technical needs, encompassing the demands of hyperscale and edge data centers.
The CoE already has more than 40 professionals in Latin America – including architects, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers and specialists in construction, design and commissioning – and is in the process of attracting more talents, with more than 20 open positions. “We reinforce our commitment to generate value to the market, driving the growth and professionalization of business throughout Latin America through the hiring of extremely qualified human capital”, says Christiana Espinola Weisshuhn, Strategy Director at Scala.
“The role of the CoE is crucial in ensuring an orderly and forward-looking data center development process with world-class quality. We are confident that this center will work as a great center of knowledge, providing a new level of technical and engineering innovation not only for Scala, but for the entire segment”, assesses Eugênio Cruz, Engineering Director at Scala.
Robust, sustainable and long-term growth
Developed to meet and exceed the growing demand for digital access in Latin America, Scala has in its expansion pipeline the construction of data centers in the main urban and technological centers, characterized by high demand for data storage and connectivity. All these projects, which are guaranteed to supply 100% renewable and certified energy up to 2033, are already being conceived based on the intelligence and innovation generated by the CoE, within Scala’s sustainable and long-term commitment, which is pioneer among data center operators in the region.
In the state of São Paulo alone, Scala is investing in the construction of 3 new data centers in its Tamboré complex – SP4 (18MW), SP5 (9MW) and SP6 (60MW) – and in new campuses in Campinas and Jundiaí, planned with total capacity of 100 MW each. In the rest of Latin America, the company’s contributions occur in locations that are also strategic in Mexico, Chile and Colombia.
About Scala Data Centers
Scala Data Centers is the Sustainable Hyperscalable Data Centers platform based in Brazil and founded by DigitalBridge. Scala has a highly qualified team of more than 250 professionals and applies a flexible and innovative approach to deliver exceptional colocation services to hyperscale customers, cloud software and service providers, and large enterprises. We customize state-of-the-art solutions for each client in the construction of ultramodern data centers, with high availability, high energy efficiency and very high density. All this combined with the best sustainability practices guided by our ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) program. For more information, visit www.scaladatacenters.com.
DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) is a leading global digital infrastructure REIT. He has over 25 years investing in and operating businesses across the entire digital ecosystem, including towers, data centers, fiber, cellular networks, and edge infrastructure. The DigitalBridge team manages a $35 billion portfolio of digital infrastructure assets. DigitalBridge is headquartered in Boca Raton (Florida, USA) and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London and Singapore.