Local operator PLDT, through its enterprise digital enabler ePLDT, is expanding its commercial data center operations in Cebu with the construction of a second Vitro facility in Mandaue City.
The company said the new facility will address the growing requirements of enterprises in Cebu province and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao for a reliable and secure repository for their rapidly expanding volume of digital information. It can also answer the needs of enterprises in Luzon for additional diversity via a business continuity site outside Luzon.
Expected to be completed by fourth quarter of 2017, the new Vitro facility will serve the growing demand for co-location, enterprise-class cloud and managed services requirements of data-driven industries and businesses such as banks, financial services, call centers and BPOs, IT, content and media companies, retail enterprises, as well as the need of the public sector entities.
Like the other Vitro facilities in ePLDT’s network of data centers, the second Vitro Cebu data center will be built and operated with international certifications. It will be a four-floor level facility with a minimum of 3,600-square meter floor area situated alongside ePLDT’s existing data center in Mandaue City.
The new data center will have a minimum of 700-rack capacity to add to ePLDT’s 8,300 rack capacity by end of 2016. The new data center will bring up the PLDT Group’s current network of data centers to nine sites. Once operational, the facility will also have a minimum of 8 layers of security and 24/7 monitoring and surveillance in all of its areas.
“Visayas and Mindanao are home to the most vibrant industries and business communities that greatly contribute to the country’s economic growth. A little more than three years after its opening in 2012, the first Vitro in Cebu is now 100% utilized, a testament to the region?s dynamic business environment,? said PLDT EVP and ePLDT president and CEO Eric R. Alberto.