PLDT, a Philippine telecommunications, internet and digital service holdings company, is increasing the total rack capacity of its VITRO data centers. Where it disclosed Wednesday, August 24 they had installed 612 racks and had reached a total rack utilization rate of 74%
“We will continue to add more to ensure we are ahead of the demand not only for local enterprises, but also for hyperscalers,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT and Smart President and CEO
ePLDT is currently operating 10 VITRO Data Centers, and of the 6,133 ready racks, 4,541 are already in use. Three of the ICT arm’s major VITRO data centers, which are located in Makati, Paranaque, and Clark, will have their capacities significantly increased.
“We are currently expanding capacity in three of our existing data center sites and building our 11th Vitro Data Center in Sta. Rosa,” said Viboy Genuino, ePLDT President
“The target is to add 1,500 racks by the end of the 4th quarter of 2022 and 1,500 racks by the end of 2023. So all told, you’re looking at an additional 3,000 available racks from now until the end of next year,” he explained.
Moreover, the PLDT Group has also announced the expansion of its largest VITRO data center, a premier hyperscaler facility in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, with a 100 Megawatt power capacity.
The facility will increase its capacity by 4,500 racks, which is equal to the number of racks that are currently served by all of its data centers put together.
“We are looking forward to opening our VITRO Santa Rosa Hyperscale Data Center… If you look at enterprises in the Philippines, there is a very clear need to digitize their operations in order to drive business agility. This way they can deliver better customer experiences to their end-users.” said Genuino.
“Having a digital channel is a way to do that. Once customers adapt to that, it will further fuel the amount of hyperscalers and enterprise customers in need of our data center solutions,” he elaborated.
VITRO Sta. The Rosa facility is being constructed as an energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive facility, and once operational by the end of next year, it will be PLDT’s largest data center.