ePLDT: PLDT Inc to build largest data center in Philippines

Oct 19, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

PLDT Inc has announced that it has plans to build the Philippines’ biggest data center. Although the size and location of the facility are yet to be released, according to the company, its capacity will be greater than its 10 VITRO data centers together. It will be Tier-3 certified and Tier-4 ready once operational, according to reports. 

Sustainability will be at the heart of the project, and the company has said that it will be telco neutral, utilizing green technology to minimize carbon footprint.

The company has said that it hopes this investment will attract tech giants to the country. Nico Alcoseba, PLDT vice president and head of ICT business for enterprise, commented: “We are very optimistic and bullish about the hyperscaler demand in the enterprise sector. To support the growing needs of global technology giants and cloud service providers expanding in the region, we at the PLDT Group are proud to announce that we will be building the first hyperscaler data center facility in the Philippines.”

Adding to this, Alcoseba said: “First, we are adding more power capacity per rack to support the dense and high-powered equipment of hyperscalers. Second, we’re further enhancing the reliability and energy efficiency of our data center facilities. And last, we’re also looking for ways to deliver Renewable Energy to support the carbon neutrality commitments of these companies.”

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