Ascenty strengthens global connectivity network with launch of Digital Realty’s ServiceFabric

Ascenty strengthens global connectivity network with launch of Digital Realty’s ServiceFabric

Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure JV, the largest provider of data center and connectivity services in Latin America, has announced the launch of ServiceFabric at its data center in São Paulo, Brazil.

ServiceFabric is Digital Realty’s service orchestration platform that seamlessly interconnects workflow participants, applications, clouds and ecosystems on PlatformDIGITAL, its global data center platform.

The need for an open interconnection and orchestration platform is critical as an enabler for AI and high-performance compute (HPC), especially as enterprises increasingly deploy private AI applications, which rely on the low latency, private exchange of data between many members of an ecosystem.

Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL was chosen to be the home of many groundbreaking AI and HPC workloads, and ServiceFabric was designed with the needs of cutting-edge applications in mind.

Digital Realty’s ServiceFabric is currently available in 50-plus metros in Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America. The expansion with Ascenty in greater São Paulo, through Ascenty’s superior connectivity network, offers customers direct access points to leading cloud platforms from any private location. Through automation, this combined solution streamlines customer access, ensuring both resilience and significant cost savings.

In addition, ServiceFabric offers access to Service Directory, a central marketplace that allows customers and partners to highlight their offerings to a global audience on PlatformDIGITAL. More than 100 members have joined the directory and listed 175-plus services, including secure and direct connections to over 200 global cloud on-ramps.

This access to an extensive ecosystem for seamless interconnection and collaboration will enable Ascenty to meet the needs of large enterprises in the financial market, industry, retail and technology sectors in South America.

“According to Gartner, in 2024, 78% of Brazilian CIOs will invest in the integration of technologies and architectures. ServiceFabric, designed to help customers, partners and developers easily transition to hybrid IT and data architectures, delivers exactly that – a single platform that enables access to the leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle OCI and IBM Cloud,” explained Marcos Siqueira, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sales at Ascenty.

Strategy and expansion

The launch of ServiceFabric in São Paulo is a key pillar of Ascenty’s connectivity and expansion strategy in South America. As part of its business expansions in Brazil and Latin America, Ascenty has plans to extend the availability of ServiceFabric to its data centers in Fortaleza, Brazil and Santiago, Chile.

“We still expect Brazil to be Ascenty’s largest market by 2024, but we are also focusing on other Latin American countries. We are coming off a year of strong growth, which has allowed us to evaluate new investments, such as the one we made for ServiceFabric, which will introduce a new interconnection alternative on a global scale on our continent,” Siqueira said.

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