SpaceDC to build the largest hyperscale data center in the Philippines
- The green data center is scheduled to open in 2022.
- The 72MW facility is located in Cainta, east Manila
- The hyperscale data center will use 100% green power supply with a PUE of 1.3
A hyperscale data center enables big data-producing companies to deal with the massive processes needed to ensure efficient support for robust and scalable applications. As a massive business-critical facility, a hyperscale data center also requires a lot of power, citing concerns on carbon emissions generated from them.
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 ASEAN region, the demand for hyperscale data centers in the region is also increasing.
Singapore has been a prime location for most companies to set up their data centers due to their high-speed internet connectivity. However, data regulations in some countries on data usage have also seen tech companies investing in data centers locally. For example, Alibaba announced plans for a new data center in Thailand while Indonesia is already home to several hyperscale data centers.
The Philippines will now have its first hyperscale data center. 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 center called MNL1, which 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.
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 hyperscale data center will be built across 12x four-story data hall buildings. The state-of-the-art facilities feature SpaceDC’s N+1 design, which comfortably 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 including 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 CEO, Darren Hawkins said, “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 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,” commented Ralph Davidson, Executive Director, Data Center Services for JLL, the appointed project construction manager.
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