FLOW Digital Infrastructure and AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp. (ALLHC) have just announced the ground breaking of their joint data center campus located in Laguna, Philippines, codenamed ML1.

As announced, the ground breaking event also marks the official launch of A-FLOW – a joint venture partnership between FLOW and ALLHC, which leverages ALLHC’s proven track record in industrial real estate development and FLOW’s next-generation data center design, development, and operational capabilities.

“We are delighted at the promising start of A-FLOW’s first data center project in the Philippines. We believe our cutting-edge digital infrastructure solutions and ML1’s strategic location, bolstered by the synergy between FLOW and ALLHC, will enable customers in the region to scale rapidly and seamlessly,” said Amandine Wang, CEO, FLOW Digital Infrastructure.

The new data center is planned to be a three-building campus facility which will offer 36MW IT load, with an initial roll-out of 6MW targeted to be ready for service by the end of 2024. The companies intend to build the new facility with the latest industry standards including resilient power delivery while offering flexibility tailored to their customers’ unique requirements.

“With A-FLOW, we take pride in contributing to the country’s fast-growing needs and transition towards a digital economy. As we mark the beginning of the development of our first data center campus, we at ALLHC and FLOW look forward to serving enterprises and global hyperscalers, and eagerly anticipate their continued growth with us,” said Patrick Avila, COO, AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp.

Also, in Laguna, Philippines, PLDT, through its digital business arm ePLDT, announced its plan to build a new hyperscale in Santa Rosa, earlier this year. While PLDT operates 10 data centers in the Philippines, the new Santa Rosa facility will be the company’s 11th data center and its 1st of a series of hyperscale data centers totaling a power capacity of 100MW which PLDT plans to roll-out over the medium term.