To cater to the increasing demand of hyperscalers in the region of Calabarzon, PLDT is building a new data center in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
The telco company, through its ICT arm ePLDT VITRO, is now establishing its 11th data center in the region. According to the company, this new, telco-neutral Laguna facility will have an additional 100 megawatts (MW) of capacity.
PLDT and Smart Communications Inc. President and CEO Alfredo Panlilio said the project is their answer to the growing demand for digital services in the country.
“The demand for digital services just keeps on growing,” he said.
“We have the ready facilities and we continue to expand our data centers to accommodate that demand to ensure that we are able to keep up and deliver future requirements,” Panlillio added.
PLDT said Laguna is the perfect location for this new data center as it’s 100 meters above sea level and is not prone to liquefaction, earthquake, and other natural disasters.
The top internet provider said VITRO Sta. Rosa will come equipped with triple-route PLDT domestic fiber, will have the densest interconnectivity to PLDT Group’s internet exchanges, and link to other internet ecosystems in the country.
It will also be the first of PLDT’s planned series of hyperscaler data centers fitted with a total power requirement of 100MW over the medium term.
FVP and Head of Enterprise and International at PLDT and Smart Jojo Gendrano say they’ve been working with global hyperscalers for a long time and are knowledgeable of the requirements they need to operate successfully, which is why they’ve been innovating non-stop.
“PLDT and ePLDT have longstanding relationships with global hyperscalers, so we understand their requirements,” he shared.
“We have elevated the infrastructure design, operating practices, and business models in our existing data centers according to what they need. VITRO Sta. Rosa’s design and operations will be very well-suited to hyperscaler standards,” Gendrano emphasized.
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