The Philippines will play host to a new large-scale data centre designed to service the massive power and IT requirements of the southeast Asian global region.
The new ‘hyperscale’ infrastructure will be telco neutral and will be built with sustainability baked into design and operations.
Created by Philippines-based PLDT , the facility will be Tier-3 certified and Tier-4 ready once it starts operations. PLDT VP and Head of ICT Business for Enterprise, Nico Alcoseba, said:
“We are very optimistic and bullish about the hyperscaler demand in the enterprise sector. To support the growing needs of global technology giants and cloud service providers expanding in the region.”
“This hyperscaler data centre is a first of its kind. It will have more power capacity in one facility versus all our 10 VITRO data centres combined. It will also be designed to be global class in energy efficiency and reliability, and will make use of the latest in green technology,” Alcoseba continued.
In line with the government’s initiatives to make the Philippines a more attractive destination for hyperscalers, the PLDT Group is further enhancing its network of data centres to serve and deliver the much bigger requirements of hyperscalers, particularly to service their availability zones which are the core nodes of their global network to deliver the cloud solutions.
“We at PLDT are continuously enhancing our existing data centres in three main ways. First, we are adding more power capacity per rack to support the dense and high-powered equipment of hyperscalers. Second, we’re further enhancing the reliability and energy efficiency of our data centre facilities. And last, we’re looking for ways to deliver renewable energy to support the carbon neutrality commitments of these companies,” he continued.
The PLDT Group operates the largest network of data centres in the country with its VITRO Data Centre facilities situated in different strategic locations.
These facilities are linked to the PLDT Group’s extensive participation in 14 international submarine cable systems and one terrestrial system carrying data traffic going in and out of the Philippines, with three more new submarine cables in construction such as the Jupiter Cable system, the Apricot Cable, and the Asia Direct Cable.