Lenovo, a Chinese multinational technology company, intends to expand its commercial services in the Philippines by concentrating on the developing data center market in the country.
Worldwide, the pandemic has raised demand for data centers, and the Philippines is no exception. Beginning last year, there was a lot of activity in the local data center industry as multiple players announced their intentions to build facilities all across the country.
According to Kumar Mitra, Lenovo Central Asia Pacific regional general manager, one of the Philippines’ top priorities for attracting new business is their digital transformation. And as the Philippines’ digital transformation has been accelerated toward the later phase of the pandemic, they believe the next stage of the transformation will be at the data centers, at the back end of enterprises where customers will keep looking for a similar cloud type experience that resonates with them.
“The Philippines is such a huge opportunity market for us from a growth perspective as we think the greatest sector that will grow here will be data center reorganization,” said Mitra.
Moreover, Sumir Bhatia, president of Lenovo Data Center Group-Asia Pacific, and Clark Popple, country manager of Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group, discussed their numerous services, SMART solutions, and their plans to collaborate with local emerging tech firms in the country.
“Partnerships have always been in our DNA. We have built these, both here in the Philippines and the rest of the world. And through these partnerships, we establish an innovation which creates an excellent solution for all parties involved. We wish to grow that more here,” said Bhatia.
Furthermore, with their numerous smart technology solutions, including edge computing, cloud computing, analytics, and AI (artificial intelligence), as well as other related services, like their Lenovo Truscale, and with their various partners, Clark Popple believes in the potential of the data center and ISG industries here in the Philippines as it continues to attract interest.
Future demand for data centers is also anticipated to be fueled by the increased requirement for robust data infrastructure by businesses. It is expected that this growing reliance on the internet will result in higher data consumption, which will support the demand for data centers in the future, as more businesses digitize and rely on cloud platforms for flawless operations.