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Digital Edge brings cooling technology to its PH data center

Singapore-based Digital Edge Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Digital Edge) will deploy Nortek’s patented StatePoint liquid cooling technology in its new data center under construction in the Philippines. The use of this sustainable cooling solution will enable Digital Edge to achieve its goal to create the most energy- and water-efficient data center in the country.

Digital Edge’s new data center in Manila, known as NARRA1, is a joint venture with the Threadborne Group, a local family office focused on technology and real estate. Set to be the largest carrier-neutral facility in an operational capacity in the Philippines, the site is already under construction and will offer 2,200 cabinets and 10MW of IT power.

“Our goal is to bridge the digital divide in Asia by bringing cutting-edge digital infrastructure solutions to traditionally underserved markets,” said Vic Barrios, country manager for the Philippines, Digital Edge. “By deploying Nortek’s innovative technology at our new site in Manila, we hope to enable the Philippines to enter a new era of world-class digital infrastructure.”

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The use of Nortek’s StatePoint technology, along with NARRA1’s innovative engineering design, will enable the facility to achieve an expected annualized Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.193 and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) of 1.355 at optimal operating temperature.

Membrane exchanger technology

Nortek’s StatePoint technology, a patented innovation by Nortek, provides a new paradigm in cooling for the colocation data center environment. The breakthrough membrane exchanger technology enables evaporative cooling through a microporous membrane, providing a significant reduction in annual power and water consumption over existing technologies.

“Our partnership with Nortek demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles as we work to find innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations,” said Jay Park, chief development officer at Digital Edge.

“The unique, state of the art, StatePoint technology supports aggressive power and water efficiency goals,” said Jon Peacock President of Nortek DCC. “The partnership in Manila further expands our Asian data center footprint and our regional support organization.”