ITS FIRST FACILITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Singapore headquartered data center provider, Digital Edge Ltd., has just announced that its new 10MW data center in Manila codenamed NARRA1, will be ready for operation from 1st of March, 2023.
Marking Digital Edge’s entry into the Philippines market, the new data center is planned to be energy and water efficient with PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of < 1.2 and a WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) of about 1.355 at optimal operating temperature, while expecting to meet latest demands from cloud, network, digital media, and enterprise customers in terms of power specifications, reliability, security and sustainability.
“The completion of NARRA1, our first major greenfield design and build project since the company was established, is a landmark moment in the creation of our regional platform across Asia. As we come online in the Philippines for the first time with this state-of-the-art facility, we further enhance our presence in South East Asia and progress our mission to bridge the digital divide by building the essential, sustainable digital ecosystems of the future,” said Samuel Lee, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Edge.
The new data center is stated to be a joint project with the Threadborne Group – a local family office focused on technology and real estate while its intended to further bolster the company’s commitment to bridge the digital divide in South East Asia’s high growth markets.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of our first data center which will provide much needed critical infrastructure to domestic and international cloud, network and enterprise customers, without compromising on our environmental responsibilities. We look forward to further partnership with Digital Edge as we seek to capitalize on the ongoing digital transformation of the Philippines’ economy and usher in a new era of world class digital infrastructure,” said Charlie Rufino, Chairman of the Threadborne Group.
Recently, Digital Edge also announced the commencement of construction on its second data center site in Jakarta, Indonesia. Codenamed EDGE2, the new facility which is to deliver an IT load capacity of 23MW with 3,430 cabinets, is located about 3km from the company’s existing EDGE1 facility, and is expected to become part of the virtual campus with EDGE1.