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The Philippines to Construct Country’s First Hyperscaler Data Centre

“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, we at the company are proud to announce that we will be building the first hyperscaler data centre facility in the Philippines,” – The Philippines telco company’s VP and head of ICT Business for Enterprise

The Philippines is recognised as one of Southeast Asia’s emerging markets, with numerous technology firms planning to build data centres there. Data centre providers are likely to see new opportunities because of IoT data processing. IoT is anticipated to deliver applications and workloads that require near-real-time responsiveness, promoting the deployment of edge data centres. Due to the sheer rapid growth and development of data centre projects, new players will be able to enter the industry.

In addition, an article stated that the Philippines data centre market will reach USD 535 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11.40 per cent between 2021 and 2026.

With this in consideration, the Philippines’ fully integrated telco business has stated that it will construct the country’s “first and largest” data centre, which will serve the vast power and IT needs of global hyperscalers. The facility, which will be built under its subsidiary, will be telco-neutral and will incorporate sustainability in with its design and operations, according to the company. The facility will be Tier-3 certified and Tier-4 ready when it launches, the company said in a statement.

“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 the global class in energy efficiency and reliability, and will make use of the latest in green technology,” said the Philippines telco company’s VP and head of ICT Business for Enterprise

The company mentioned that it is expanding its data centre network to support and provide the considerably larger needs of hyperscalers, notably to service their availability zones, which are the key nodes of their worldwide network for delivering cloud products.

“We 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 also looking for ways to deliver Renewable Energy to support the carbon neutrality commitments of these companies,” added the company’s VP and head of ICT Business for Enterprise.

Moreover, with its VITRO Data Centre facilities located in various important areas, the telco company maintains the country’s largest network of data centres. These data centres are also supported by the company’s 524,000-kilometre fibre optic network, which connects the Philippines to the rest of the world.

These facilities are connected to the telco company’s participation in 14 international submarine cable systems and one terrestrial system that carries data traffic in and out of the Philippines, with three more new submarine cables in construction, including the Jupiter Cable, Apricot Cable, and Asia Direct Cable.

OpenGov Asia in an article reported that the business world is moving at a rapid pace to keep up with the overwhelming demand for information and the need to monetise and operationalise raw data. With the ever-changing demands of the modern business model, many companies place their trust in data centres, as these facilities play a critical role in meeting their IT requirements.

Data centres are more than just safe and secure facilities with reliable power and network connectivity. They are quickly becoming an asset to many businesses, proving to be a dependable extension of their IT team. As a result, data centres are increasingly becoming an essential component of modern business start-ups. In this scenario, data centres become crucial to progress and are no different for the Philippines.

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