Ascenty, a company with 22 proprietary data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, of which 15 are in operation and seven under construction, was ranked the Brazilian leader in the Colocation Services Quadrant of the ISG Provider Lens™ 2020 report. The independent study from Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, finds that Ascenty “offers unparalleled capacity to accommodate large data centers for the most demanding customers”
Ascenty’s leadership ranking in the study attests to its highly attractive product and service offering, very strong competitive position, and the fact that it fulfills all requirements for successful market cultivation. The report also regards the data center provider as opinion leader for providing “strategic impulses to the market” and ensuring “innovative strength and stability.”
Of the 59 companies evaluated for the Colocation Quadrant of this data-driven, no-fee research, only 11 met the eligibility criteria. And of the four companies classified as leaders, Ascenty had the best performance in terms of competitive strength and portfolio attractiveness.
Read full excerpts of the ISG report with an analysis of the overall performance, strengths and challenges of Ascenty, which explain its leadership position:
Ascenty is the largest colocation company in Brazil. With the opening of its new data centers in 2020, its total raised floor is more than the combined space offered by all of its direct competitors. The company is owned by Digital Realty, a global colocation provider, and Brookfield, a real estate investment fund. Ascenty’s fiber-optic network connects to Digital Realty’s 267 data centers across 20 countries and six continents.
Unmatched data center capacity: Ascenty opened its first data center in 2012, expanding to eight locations in 2018, 17 in 2019 and 22 in 2020. They are all Tier 3 certified, with options in the metropolitan areas of São Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza, and in the interior of São Paulo State. A proprietary fiber-optic network ensures high connectivity and low latency for all sites.
Reliability, connectivity and compliance: Ascenty offers 100% uptime in its SLAs. All data centers are carrier-neutral and have strict certifications. It uses sensors and algorithms that identify and prevent DDoS attacks. Connectivity includes Microsoft ExpressRoute, Amazon Direct Connect, IBM Cloud Direct Link, Oracle FastConnect and Google Cloud Interconnect. The company connects all hyperscale IaaS providers.
Loyal customer base: Ascenty has won many enterprise, service providers and hosting customers from the market. The churn rate is close to zero, attesting to its ability to exceed expectations. The service dashboards can be easily accessed through a customer portal. The “Smart Hands” team is ready to provide services upon customer request. The customer’s engineering team can use work areas and offices to supervise data center activities. “Deployment Solutions” are professional services that help customers design their data centers
According to analyst and author of the ISG report, Pedro Bicudo, Ascenty has been providing an excellent contribution towards developing the data center market in Brazil. “Its investment capacity to expand the service offering is unparalleled, ensuring that companies can grow their digital businesses without worrying about the data center space, which is always accessible through Ascenty,” Bicudo said.
Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty, sees the company’s leadership position is the result of its strategy of preparing for the expansion of the Latin America cloud market ten years ago. “When we started in 2010, we already imagined that the market would be growing as it is today – and it is still growing strong despite the global pandemic crisis, which ended up accelerating the digital transformation of many organizations. Everyone wants to be closer to end users, with better latency and performance, and we are prepared to offer this to organic growth.”
According to Torto, Ascenty will end 2020 with BRL 1.2 billion invested in the construction of data centers, with a forecast of BRL 1.5 billion more in 2021, bringing its total investments in Latin America in 2018-2020 to nearly BRL 4 billion.
For the full ISG Provider Lens™ report, click here.
Ascenty is a Digital Realty and Brookfield company and Latin America’s largest data center provider, with 22 data centers in operation and/or under construction, interconnected by a dedicated fiber-optic network spanning 4,500 kilometers. The company has developed and operated world-class data centers since 2010, serving some of the world’s largest technology companies. In line with Ascenty’s expansion project, the company received strategic investment from Brookfield, one of the largest asset managers in Brazil in the infrastructure and private equity segments. With Digital Realty, the company now takes on even more expertise by joining a global network of more than 260 data centers located across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Connecticut, ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries – a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, please visit www.isg-one.com