Ascenty, the Latin American colo provider co-owned by Digital Realty, has opened four new data centers in the greater São Paulo metropolitan area of Brazil.

The new facilities are already fully leased, and are located in Jundiai, Hortolandia and Paulinia. In total the data centers add 24MW of capacity to Ascenty’s network.

Ascenty was set up in 2010, bought by Digital Realty in 2018, and turned into a joint venture with Brookfield Infrastructure early in 2019.

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Building in Brazil

"Including these new data centers and two additional sites expected to launch in the third quarter, Ascenty will own 17 data centers,” said Chris Torto, Ascenty CEO. Of the 17 data centers Ascenty owns in South America, five are under construction - four in Brazil and one in Santiago, Chile.

Announced in April, Ascenty’s 6.3MW Santiago, Chile data center will be the company’s first in the country and is expected to be completed by 2020.

Ascenty was established in 2010 with a focus on large scale, high density colocation. In the nine years since, the company has emerged as one of Latin America’s largest data center providers.

Last September, Ascenty was acquired by carrier-neutral data center operator Digital Realty for $1.8 billion. As part of the agreement, Digital Realty also injected $425 million into funding Ascenty’s data center projects currently under construction. In April, Digital completed a plan announced last year, to turn Ascenty into a joint venture with Brookfield Infrastructure, an investor with other data center interests: early in 2019, Brookfield bought AT&T's data center services division and turned it into a free-standing provider, Evoque Data Center Solutions

The greater São Paulo area or Região Metropolitana de São Paulo (RMSP), which includes the state capital São Paulo. has a population of around 23 million.