The Philippines data center market is expanding
The hyperscale data center market continues to see increased demand and growth as more companies shift to modernize their applications and workloads. Compared to a normal data center, the hyperscale data center enables massive data processing needs for robust and scalable applications.
According to a study by Mordor Intelligence, the hyperscale data center market is expected to grow at approximately 3.38% between 2021 to 2026. With exponential data growth in the Southeast Asian region, the demand for hyperscale data centers in the region is also increasing.
While Singapore and Indonesia have been the preferred spot for most hyperscale data centers, the Philippines is also now becoming a potential big player in the market. Space DC recently announced plans to build a secure, resilient, network-rich hyperscale data center in the country, which is expected to open in 2022.
In fact, a report from Research and Markets showed that the Philippine data center market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.40% between 2021-2026, with investments reaching up to US$ 535 million by 2026. The entire APAC region itself is expected to see data center spending reach US$ 94 billion by 2027.
Now, another telco-neutral data center operator, Beeinfotech PH has announced the availability of its first data center in the Philippines. Dubbed “The Hive,” it is currently the largest operating telco-neutral data center facility in the country, with three floors capable of housing at least 3,000 server racks of up to 45U rack height. Combined with its network interconnect capabilities, Disaster Recovery Seats, and Security & Network Operations Centers (SOC/NOC), The Hive is ready to answer the colocation needs of hyperscalers expanding global footprint and enterprises undergoing digital transformation.
“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,” said Beeinfotech PH President & CEO Reynaldo Huergas.
The Hive will be able to host advanced solutions such as AWS Outposts, which allows hyperscalers and enterprises to run popular AWS applications locally. The Hive also has other world-class services courtesy of its advanced cybersecurity suite powered by Continent 8. Included among them is BProtect DDoS Mitigation, which can fend off powerful DDoS attacks, and BProtect SIEM, a Security Information and Event Management solution that constantly scans for malicious activity within a client’s infrastructure.
Its Open Design concept enables the hyperscale data center to meet specific colocation requirements of clients, such as special enclosures and cages for racks. Being telco-neutral, The Hive brings together all telecommunications and internet service providers under one roof, thus assuring that clients can leverage maximum access to all connectivity options.
“Our facility is configurable to the point where other DC operators can structure the facility using their existing designs, similar to a plug-and-play model of service that gives more freedom and customization,” added Huergas.