Scala Data Centers opens SGRUTB05 vertical data center in Barueri city, Brazil

May 31, 2023
The data center will be devoted to a single tenant whose identify Scala did not reveal.

Brazil-based hyperscale data center services provider Scala Data Centers has launched the 6-MW IT SGRUTB05 data center on the company’s Tamboré Campus, in Barueri city, São Paulo state, Brazil. The data center will be devoted to a single tenant whose identify Scala did not reveal.

The five-story SGRUTB05 features a total built area of 6,700 square meters. Three of the five floors are dedicated to data halls, which together will house approximately 400 racks with almost 9 MW of total power. The tenant also has reserved 100 MW of capacity to be distributed in other data centers at the complex. Overall, the campus features four operational data centers, with others under construction. The upcoming facilities will provide 90 MW of hired capacity and 170 MW of booked capacity.

Scala asserts that SGRUTB05 is exclusively powered by certified renewable energy, designed to operate with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.4. The data center’s water usage effectiveness is equivalent to zero, meaning that its operation does not cause any impact on water resources, because it is air-cooled, the company adds.

"As the third operational single-tenant site at the Tamboré Campus, SGRUTB05 reinforces Scala's successful strategy of not only enabling unprecedented volumes in the Latin American market, accommodating the growth of our customer's IT infrastructure for decades, but also offering a secure, fast, and flexible approach through multiple constructions," said Marcos Peigo, Scala's CEO and co-founder.

In addition to the Tamboré Campus, Scala operates a data center in São Paulo city, one in Campinas city in São Paulo state, and another in São João de Meriti in Rio de Janeiro state. Additional construction projects include a facility in Porto Alegre city in Rio Grande do Sul state; Curauma and Lampa in Chile; and what the company termed “advanced projects” in Jundiaí city in São Paulo state, Brazil as well as in Chile, Mexico, and Colombia.

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