Data center operator Beeinfotech PH has announced the general availability of its first data center in the Philippines. Called The Hive, the data center is a telco-neutral facility spanning three floors housing at least 3,000 server racks of up to 45U rack height.
Combined with its network interconnect capabilities, Disaster Recovery Seats, and Security and Network Operations Centers (SOC/NOC), The Hive is ready to serve the colocation needs of hyperscalers that are expanding their global footprint as well as enterprises undergoing digital transformation.
“Telco-neutral data centers with significant and flexible rack space such as The Hive are suitable colocation facilities for hyperscalers,” said Reynaldo Huergas, president and CEO, Beeinfotech PH. “They enable enterprises to quickly scale resources and establish a local footprint without the arduous and time-consuming process of building a DC from scratch.”
Quoting a report from Research and Markets, Beeinfotech PH said the Philippine data center market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.40% between 2021 and 2026, with investments reaching up to $535 million by 2026.
The Hive can host advanced solutions such as AWS Outposts, which allows hyperscalers and enterprises to run popular AWS applications locally. The Hive also has other services courtesy of its advanced cybersecurity suite powered by Continent 8. Included among them is BProtect DDoS Mitigation, which can fend off powerful DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, and BProtect SIEM, a security information and event management solution that constantly scans for malicious activity within a client’s infrastructure.
The Hive follows an open design concept to meet specific colocation requirements of clients, such as special enclosures and cages for racks.
Beeinfotech PH also adheres to a shared responsibility model in maintaining infrastructure, where maintenance duties can be done by either Beeinfotech PH or the client’s in-house staff. The said model also allows the possibility of the two sharing maintenance duties.
Beeinfotech PH’s partner-driven philosophy also extends to The Hive’s telco-neutral connection delivered under BConnect Managed Connectivity. Being telco-neutral, The Hive brings together all telecommunications and internet service providers under one roof assuring that clients can leverage maximum access to all connectivity options.
Beeinfotech PH is likewise keen on partnering with regional and global data center operators who intend to extend their footprint in the region.
“Our facility is configurable to the point where other data center operators can structure the facility using their existing designs, similar to a plug-and-play model of service that gives more freedom and customization,” Huergas said.