The Philippines’ largest telco PLDT is set to build the first data center that will serve global hyperscalers.
As the first data center primed for global hyperscalers, this facility will also be the largest for such purpose with a target Tier-3 and Tier-4 data center architecture certification. Despite being backed by a telco, the data center will also be made telco-neutral while committing to sustainable measures in its operations.
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The Philippines is poised to be the next hub for hyperscalers, or massive companies with cloud and internet services. As such, PLDT has been investing in submarine cable systems and looking to sell its older data centers on a sale-leaseback arrangement. According to Nico Alcoseba, PLDT’s head of ICT business for enterprise, the company is “bullish” in meeting hyperscaler demand.
Alcoseba said that this hyperscaler-designed data center will have a power capacity that surpasses the combined capacity of the company’s 10 VITRO data centers.