SpaceDC, a Singapore-based data center provider, is working with JLL, a global real estate services firm, to build a secure, resilient, network rich, data centre in Philippines.
Called MNL1, this data centre will be situated in Cainta, part of Greater Manila. The green data center will be fully powered with renewable energy – wind, geothermal – and is slated to open in 2022, the company said in a statement.
At 43,000m2, MNL1 will be the largest hyperscale data center campus in the Philippines, and will deliver 72MW of critical power. With an outstanding PUE of 1.3, MNL1 will also lead in terms of energy efficiency and design, to minimize carbon footprint.
“The Philippines ranks second in terms of data center growth in Southeast Asia. With only 47MW of available capacity in the country it is a dramatically underserved market. We are excited to be a first mover in a new market where we see our customers are investing heavily in.”SpaceDC CEO, Darren Hawkins
The data centre facilities feature SpaceDC’s unique design, which accommodates racks of up to 15kW across 48 x 1,500kW data halls before additional cooling support is required. MNL1 has its own leading internet exchange and diverse connectivity: local/international fiber presence, vendor neutral access, multiple MMRs and SDN. Benefits include switch/ramps to cloud providers such as AWS, Alibaba, and Azure; direct cloud access and connectivity to over 400 data centers.
“SpaceDC is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the strong customer interest we are seeing in the Philippines. MNL1’s design is setting new standards in terms of technology, quality and operational excellence in the Philippines” Ralph Davidson, Executive Director, Data Center Services for JLL, the appointed project construction manager.
SpaceDC’s data centers feature eight layers of advanced physical security including remote monitoring, 24/7 CCTV, multiple biometrics certifications and digital touchpoints, alongside fire protection and grounding. Philippines data center market size will witness investments of USD 535 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11.4 per cent during 2021-2026, according to Research & Markets.