ePLDT has expanded VITRO Makati 2 (VM2) data center with 12 megawatts (MW) capacity that will power nearly 1,600 new racks bringing the total to 3,360. This is in preparation for the potential influx of hyperscalers in the country given the increasing need for cloud services.
The data center’s power capacity will increase by 150%.
“The expansion of VITRO Makati 2 will enable ePLDT to accommodate additional requirements of existing customers and to keep up with the country’s ever-increasing data center demands,” said Victor Genuino, president and CEO of ePLDT.
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The facility’s new capacity will be ready by March 2023 to accommodate surging data center demand in the country. ePLDT’s strategy to rapidly invest in more capacity is driven by the accelerated adoption of digital financial services, e-commerce, digital media, as well as the government’s strong push for digitalization and regional competitiveness.
Cable landing stations
Considered as one of PLDT’s global points of presence, VM2 connects directly to major international cable landing stations in the country, directing massive global data into VITRO’s network.
This flow of data, in turn, enriches the diversity of content and IP hosted in the data center’s premiere peering platform, the VITRO internet exchange (VIX). VIX facilitates local and optimized peering between internet content providers and telco providers which eliminates the need for data traffic to be routed internationally improving internet in the Philippines.
“We take pride in the standards and reach we have achieved with our data centers. We will continue to scale and push boundaries to maintain ePLDT’s position as the premier data center hub in the Philippines,” Genuino said.