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New data center marks Philippines status as global leader
Mon, 14th Feb 2022
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The Philippines now has a new data center courtesy of Telco-neutral data center operator Beeinfotech PH.

Dubbed The Hive, the facility is now 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.

With the Philippines rapidly becoming one of the most preferred nations in the APAC region to host data centers, the expansion is set to provide much-needed support to vital infrastructure and help fuel further predicted growth.

According to a report from Research and Markets, the Philippine data center market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.40% between 2021-2026 and incur a spend of ​around $94B by 2027.

COVID-19 demands have also heightened the need for more critical infrastructure support and connectivity, and Beeinfotech PH President - CEO Reynaldo Huergas says hyperscalers and other large-scale partners are crucial to the Philippines market.

“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,” he says.

“With the increased demand for digital services under the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent efforts to improve the nations connectivity and IT infrastructure, now is the perfect time to welcome hyperscalers and other large-scale partners to the Philippines.

The Hive follows an open design concept, enabling it to meet specific colocation requirements of clients. The design also allows it to meet the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, which recognises its ability to reduce carbon emissions and power consumption.

It also features an advanced cybersecurity suite powered by Continent 8, and BProtect DDoS Mitigation, which can fend off powerful DDoS attacks.

BProtect SIEM is also included, a security information and event management solution that scans for malicious activity within a clients data infrastructure.

Flexibility is also key, and there are many features that allow for a variety of data management situations.

“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 customisation,” says Huergas.

The center is located at the Bridgetowne Destination Estate, spanning the border of Pasig and Quezon City, Metro Manila. It now has general availability.