Friday, June 14, 2024

SG-based data center firm to open its first facility in PH on March 2023

Singapore-headquartered Digital Edge has announced its new 10MW data center in Manila will be ready-for-service on March 1, 2023, marking the debut of company in the Philippine market.

The NARRA1 data center is a joint project with the Threadborne Group, a local family office focused on technology and real estate. It aims to plug unmet demand from the double-digit growth of the country’s data center colocation market which Structure Research estimates will grow to $313 million by 2026.

Digital Edge has confirmed it has already received bookings for the new data center including from multiple major domestic Internet service providers.

 Located in Binan, Laguna in close proximity to the Central Business Districts (CBDs), the 2,200 cabinet, state-of-the art data center is expected to be the largest carrier neutral facility in operation in the Philippines at the time of completion.

“It has been designed to meet the latest demands from cloud, network, digital media, and enterprise customers in terms of power specifications, reliability, security, and sustainability,” the company said in a statement.

The new facility will be the most energy and water efficient data center in the market with a market leading PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of < 1.2 and a WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) of 1.355 at optimal operating temperature. The facility will also be triple certified with LEED Gold, BERDE, and EDGE certifications.

Samuel Lee, chief executive officer at Digital Edge, said: “The completion of NARRA1, our first major greenfield design and build project since the company was established, is a landmark moment in the creation of our regional platform across Asia. As we come online in the Philippines for the first time with this state-of-the-art facility, we further enhance our presence in South East Asia and progress our mission to bridge the digital divide by building the essential, sustainable digital ecosystems of the future.”

 Vic Barrios, country manager for Digital Edge in the Philippines commented: “We are proud to make our debut in Manila with this truly exceptional facility which will finally offer the Philippines the much needed, high quality digital infrastructure it deserves. Most importantly, NARRA1 raises the bar in terms of sustainable design and operational efficiency, and we hope it becomes the new gold standard for green data centers in the Philippines and beyond.”

Charlie Rufino, chairman of the Threadborne Group, added: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our first data center which will provide much needed critical infrastructure to domestic and international cloud, network and enterprise customers, without compromising on our environmental responsibilities. We look forward to further partnership with Digital Edge as we seek to capitalize on the ongoing digital transformation of the Philippines’ economy and usher in a new era of world class digital infrastructure.”


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