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Ayala Group, SG-based firm to build data center in QC

Ayala Corp., Globe, and Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) are set to build a data center in Quezon City (north of Metro Manila) to cater to hyperscalers.

A data center provider that focuses on sustainability, STT GDC Philippines already operates five data centers with a total IT capacity of 22MW, with more than 95% of its power coming from renewable energy sources.

“With the Philippines’ digital transformation gaining headway, STT GDC’s new facility will be an important addition to the data center space in the country, where the market is underserved,” Ernest Cu, president of the Globe Group, said in a statement. “This will provide crucial support for the growing digital industry not just in the country but also in the region, and will set a new standard of sustainability-driven data centers in the Philippines.”

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The 83,000-square-meter STT Fairview will cater to hyperscalers and enterprises and will offer a development potential of 124 megawatts of IT load capacity. It is expected to provide flexible and scalable low-latency colocation options that are also sustainably built and operated.  

“With the Philippine digital industry set to grow at a projected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% through 2030, we are seeing rapidly growing demand for high-quality colocation services in the Philippines,” said Carlo Malana, CEO, STT GDC Philippines. “Both cloud service providers and enterprises alike continually expand their business platforms to meet consumers’ evolving demand for low-latency digital services.” 

The data center campus is STT GDCs’ single largest data center project development to date across its global portfolio.

Carbon footprint

To meet the sustainability goals, the use of hollow core concrete slabs, recycled steel, and HDPE piping is being explored hoping to reduce embodied carbon. The new data center will have the ability to house liquid-cooled solutions and servers based on customer requirements. Liquid immersion cooling supports high-performance computing applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), and can offer data centers and their customers, particularly those operating in the tropics, a sustainability boost by substantially reducing energy consumption and water consumption.  

STT Fairview will include ready network connections to STT Makati, one of the most interconnected data centers in the Philippines, providing customers of the new data center campus immediate access to a rich selection of local and international network service providers, internet exchanges, and submarine cable systems. 

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