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New data center rises in Makati

Elijah Felice Rosales - The Philippine Star
New data center rises in Makati
ST Telemedia Global Data Centers (STT GDC) Philippines has opened its new data hall in Makati, expanding its portfolio of facilities in the National Capital Region.
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MANILA, Philippines — The data center builder of Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. has completed a facility in Makati to serve the growing demand for information storage.

ST Telemedia Global Data Centers (STT GDC) Philippines has opened its new data hall in Makati, expanding its portfolio of facilities in the National Capital Region.

The new data hall will carry a capacity of up to 1.2 megawatts and it will host around 100 racks, making it capable of supporting loads from five to 12 kilowatts.

As a Tier 3 data center, the facility is required to be operational at least 99.98 percent of the time. STT GDC Philippines also installed the data hall with redundancy measures to ensure that all of its critical systems will run stable.

Likewise, STT GDC Philippines equipped the facility with several layers of digital and physical security to protect it from threats. It is also designed with a cooling infrastructure that enables it to adjust to the most challenging weathers in the Philippines.

STT GDC Philippines president and CEO Carlo Malana said the company would keep on building facilities that cater to the data requirements of investors.

“This facility offers an opportunity for businesses to enjoy the advantages of having a colocation space in a next-generation, hyperscaler-grade data center for a fraction of the cost,” Malana said.

Apart from the facility in Makati, STT GDC Philippines operates data centers in Cavite and Quezon City, and seeks to broaden its portfolio with fresh demand coming in.

STT GDC Philippines is investing $1 billion to deliver the largest data center in the Philippines. The facility, located in Quezon City, is scheduled to be finished by 2025 with a starting capacity of 28 MW that can be expanded to as high as 124 MW.

Down the line, Globe hopes to transform STT GDC Philippines into one of the largest players in the data center industry. Consultancy giant Arizton Advisory and Intelligence estimates that the industry will grow by an average of 4.95 percent yearly to reach $288.3 billion by 2027.

Optimism on the economic potential of data centers comes from the rising demand for facilities where tech giants can store their applications and information safely.

STT GDC Philippines is a joint venture among Globe, Ayala Corp. and ST Telemedia Global Data Centers with the goal of developing colocation spaces.

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