Philippine telco and only fully integrated ICT service provider PLDT has commenced construction of its 11th hyperscale data center facility to expand its network of data centers. The country is poised to become one of the data center hubs in the Asia Pacific region following the opening Beeinfotech and the announcement of Singapore-based SpaceDC.
VITRO Sta. Rosa (Laguna, south of the capital Manila) is a five-hectare PLDT property. The data center will have a power capacity of 100MW to be provided by Meralco. The data center facility is designed to be energy efficient utilizing the latest innovations in cooling and power redundancy, Tier-3 certified and Tier-4 ready, and with the highest level of network diversity and resilience with at least three fiber routes from PLDT and augmented by routes from other carriers.
“A facility of this caliber only ensures the best possible customer experience not only for our hyperscale clients, but also for the Filipino end-users consuming their services,” said Al Panlilio, president and CEO of PLDT. “We at PLDT Group are committed to providing world-class services to our global enterprise clients and enabling the digital transformation of the country and the Filipino people.”
VITRO Sta. Rosa is touted to become the country’s largest data center campus by far. It will host the country’s richest internet ecosystem and premiere internet exchanges, making it the most ideal location for Availability Zones and Points-of-Presence of hyperscalers, as well as for critical systems of Enterprises.
As a power-intensive facility, PLDT recognizes the environmental impact of operating a data center of this capacity and has therefore integrated sustainability into its design and operations. To ensure this is executed according to global standards, PLDT has partnered with RED Engineering a leading provider in green infrastructure design and engineering. PLDT and RED will co-develop the design of the facility based on global LEED standards and the PLDT Group’s UN Sustainable Development Goals.