Beeinfotech, a leading data centre company has announced the general availability of its first data centre in the Philippines.
Called “The Hive,” the data centre said to be the largest operating telco-neutral data centre facility in the Philippines, with a capacity of at least 3,000 server racks of up to 45U rack height. The project was first announced in August 2021.
“With the increased demand for digital services under the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the recent efforts to improve the nation’s connectivity and IT infrastructure, now is the perfect time to welcome hyperscalers and other large-scale partners to the Philippines. Telco-neutral data centers with significant and flexible rack space such as The Hive are suitable colocation facilities for hyperscalers since they enable enterprises to quickly scale resources and establish a local footprint without the arduous and time-consuming process of building a DC from scratch.” Beeinfotech PH president and CEO Reynaldo Huergas.
As a testament to the facility’s colocation capabilities, The Hive can host advanced solutions such as AWS Outposts, which allows hyperscalers and enterprises to run popular AWS applications locally, according to a report by Newsbytes.PH.
Data centre market in the Philippines is seeing significant growth. The Philippine data centre market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 per cent between 2021-2026, with investments reaching up to $535 million by 2026.
The firm also noted that the Philippines is expected to boom in data center growth, with an average increase of 24 per cent in data center supply within the next three to five years. This was highlighted by the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry in a recent online event announcing the arrival of hyperscale companies in the country.
These projections show how the country’s ICT abilities have vastly improved throughout the years. It’s a testament that the Philippines is ready to take on a pivotal role in ensuring that the online services people around the world use daily and enjoy keep running through hosting the infrastructure of hyperscale companies within shores, Huergas said.
The Hive is designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification that recognizes its ability to reduce carbon emissions and power consumption. It is located at the Bridgetowne Destination Estate spanning the border of Pasig and Quezon City.