ITS FIRST HYPERSCALE FACILITY IN THE COUNTRY
Telecommunications, and digital service company PLDT Group, has announced it plans to build a hyperscale data center in the Philippines, a carrier-neutral facility that is expected to serve the massive power and IT requirements of global hyperscalers.
As announced, the facility will be Tier-3 certified and Tier-4 ready once it starts operations. While this project is PLDT’s first hyperscale hyperscale data center in the Philippines, the company operates other data centers (VITRO Data Center) together with its digital enterprise solutions arm ePLDT.
“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 PLDT Group are proud to announce that we will be building the first hyperscaler data center facility in the Philippines,” said Nico Alcoseba, VP and Head of ICT Business for Enterprise at PLDT.
“This hyperscaler data center is a first of its kind. It will have more power capacity in one facility versus all our 10 VITRO data centers 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.”
“We at PLDT are continuously enhancing our existing data centers 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 center facilities. And last, we’re also looking for ways to deliver Renewable Energy to support the carbon neutrality commitments of these companies.”
The company’s current VITRO data centers are linked to the PLDT Group’s participation in 14 international submarine cable systems and one terrestrial system which carries data traffic in and out of the Philippines, with plans to join three more new submarine cables under construction such as the Jupiter Cable system, the Apricot Cable, and the Asia Direct Cable.