Starting tomorrow, March 1, data center NARRA1 will begin its operations in the Philippines. Managed by Digital Edge (Singapore) Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Digital Edge), the data center offers 2,200 cabinets and 10MW of IT power.
With the country touted as one of the contenders in becoming a hyperscaler hub, Digital Edge’s NARRA1 data center is considered to be “the largest carrier-neutral and most energy efficient facility in the Philippines.”
‘We see significant growth potential in the Philippines and are the first regional data center player to open for business in the market,” said Vic Barrios, country manager for Digital Edge. “We want to be the shining gold standard for the industry when it comes to green, sustainable data centers, and we hope NARRA1 will set the example for the Philippines and beyond.”
Digital Edge to open first data center in the Philippines
SG-based data center firm Digital Edge expands in PH
NARRA1, located in Laguna or south of the capital Manila, is a joint project with the Threadborne Group, a local family office focused on technology and real estate. The data center is designed to meet the growing demand for cloud, network, digital media, and enterprise services.
Digital Edge has confirmed it has already received bookings for the new data center including from multiple major domestic internet service providers.
NARRA1 will leverage Nortek’s patented StatePoint technology and engineering design to enable the data center to achieve an expected annualized Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.193 and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) of 1.355 at optimal operating temperature. The data center will also be triple-certified with LEED Gold, BERDE, and EDGE certifications.
“NARRA1 has been designed and built to the highest specifications using cutting-edge technology, as we seek to provide the Philippines with the state-of-the-art digital infrastructure it deserves,” said Jonathan Chou, chief product officer for Digital Edge.