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STT GDC Philippines expands capacity in three data centers

Following the groundbreaking ceremony of its data center in Quezon City last month, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Philippines) (STT GDC Philippines) announced that it is expanding the company’s total capacity by 5.2MW by the third quarter of the year.

STT GDC Philippines is a joint venture between Ayala Corp. and its telecom subsidiary Globe, and Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC). This expansion across its three existing data centers in Makati, Cavite, and Quezon City will exceed the capacity of most single data centers locally and is designed to serve near-term capacity needs.

The company cited the growing demand for digital services as a result of the continuing digital transformation of the country for the capacity expansion of the data center.

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“As part of STT GDC Philippines’ growth strategy to support the country’s digital infrastructure build, this capacity expansion is part of the commitment made to support the government’s endeavors in delivering reliable and robust digital infrastructure to our fellow Filipinos,” said Carlo Malana, President and CEO of STT GDC Philippines.

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Malana also shared that they plan to scale operations to cater to global hyperscalers and other customer segments via greenfield builds, as well as create more job opportunities for those within the engineering, facilities management, and energy management fields. 

STT GDC Philippines currently operates five data centers with a total IT capacity of 22MW, with more than 95% of its power coming from renewable energy sources aligned with Globe, STT GDC,  and the Ayala Group’s sustainability commitment.

The company aims to build sustainable and energy-efficient data centers by integrating sustainability principles in its value chain and operations and operate a total of over 150MW of IT capacity in the coming years. In May this year, the company announced its newest data center campus, STT Fairview, the largest and most interconnected, sustainable, carrier-neutral data center campus with an IT capacity of 124MW and the initial phase of operations planned for early 2025.