PLANS TO OPEN THE GREEN DATA CENTER THIS YEAR
Singapore-based data center provider SpaceDC, has today announced the development of a new hyperscale data center campus in the Philippines, sited in Cainta, Manila.
Codenamed MNL1, SpaceDC is working with JLL, a global real estate services firm, to build the new Manila data center facility. As designed, MNL1 is expected to offer about 43,000 square meters of data center space across 3 four-story data hall buildings, delivering a total critical power of 72MW.
As a green data center, MNL1 will be fully powered with renewable energy from wind and geothermal sources. Targeting a PUE of 1.3, MNL1 is further expected to impact its market in terms of energy efficiency and carbon footprint.
“The Philippines ranks second in terms of data center growth in Southeast Asia. With only 47MW of available capacity in the country it is a dramatically underserved market. We are excited to be a first mover in a new market where we see our customers are investing heavily in,” said Darren Hawkins, CEO of SpaceDC.
“SpaceDC is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the strong customer interest we are seeing in the Philippines. MNL1’s design is setting new standards in terms of technology, quality and operational excellence in the Philippines,” said Ralph Davidson, Executive Director, Data Center Services for JLL, appointed as MNL1 project construction manager.
In terms of connectivity, the new data center facility features its own internet exchange and support diverse connectivity including local/international fiber presence, vendor neutral access, multiple MMRs and SDN. This is expected to enable access to cloud providers such as AWS, Alibaba, and Azure as well as support direct cloud access and connectivity to multiple data centers.
Upon full development of MNL1, the facility is envisioned to be the largest hyperscale data center campus in the Philippines. However, SpaceDC announced that the facility is scheduled to open in 2022.