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Scala Data Centers launches the largest vertical data center in Latin America

Scala Data Centers launches the largest vertical data center in Latin America

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Scala Data Centers has launched the largest vertical data center in Latin America, SGRUTB04, with a total capacity of 18MW.

Located in the Tamboré Campus, the company’s complex in Greater São Paulo, Brazil, SGRUTB04 goes into service dedicated to a single hyperscale client, with a commitment to full capacity for more than a decade.

With almost 140,000 sq ft of total built area, this new Scala data center is 56 meters high, has seven floors, with four dedicated to data halls, which add up to more than 1,500 racks.

Developed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, which is focused on sustainable constructions, the single-tenant data center has a modern refrigeration system with indirect free cooling (technology to optimize energy use at low temperatures), a redundant UPS system and very high energy efficiency with PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) around 1,35, one of the lowest rates in the region.

SGRUTB04 is also equipped with meet-me rooms, dock, storage area and an office fully dedicated to the customer.

“Latin America’s largest vertical data center, SGRUTB04, is an excellent example of Scala’s multi-build approach. With this, we introduce the concept of built-in reserved capacity, bringing unprecedented scalability to the Latin American sector. This approach allows our clients to grow their business in a sustainable way and in record time for decades,” said Marcos Peigo, CEO of Scala.

The executive also states that SGRUTB04 materializes Scala’s successful commercial strategy, in which the client employed the reserved capacity, doubling the contracted capacity even before the initially planned production start date.

“Unlike the market in general, Scala does not just deliver contractual commitments; we actually invest in our clients, positioning ourselves as true partners,” said Peigo.

To build SGRUTB04, Scala applied a proprietary methodology called One Scala Template, specially designed by Scala’s Center of Excellence in Engineering (CoE) to meet the demands of the hyperscale market.

An unprecedented initiative in the segment in Latin America, the CoE consists of a specialists’ team responsible for the entire chain of design, project, construction and commissioning of new data centers.

By verticalizing all stages, delivery time is reduced, ensuring standardization that leads to gains in scale, and allowing unique levels of customization and unparalleled dedication to projects.

Formed by more than 150 professionals, including architects, engineers and specialists in construction, design and commissioning, Scala’s CoE also develops new technologies to bring more efficiency to the construction and operation of data centers.

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