ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Philippines, a joint venture between Globe, Ayala Corporation and Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), announced the development of the Philippines' largest and most interconnected carrier-neutral data center.
“With the Philippine digital industry set to grow at a projected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% through 2030, we are seeing rapidly growing demand for high-quality colocation services in the Philippines as both cloud service providers and enterprises alike continually expand their business platforms to meet consumers' evolving demand for low-latency digital services,” said Carlo Malana, chief executive officer, STT GDC Philippines. “We are confident that we will be able to capture new demand while helping our customers meet their own sustainability ambitions with this new and differentiated data centre capacity. This also presents an opportunity to nurture local talent in digital and green skills that will be much needed in the future.”
The Philippines' digital economy is considered a pioneer, with e-commerce forecast to boost the country's gross merchandise value (GMV) to US$35 billion in 2025. Through 2030, the Philippine digital economy is predicted to grow at twice the rate of GDP.
“With the Philippines’ digital transformation gaining headway, STT GDC’s new facility will be an important addition in the data centre space in the country, where the market is underserved. This will provide crucial support for the growing digital industry not just in the country but also in the region and will set a new standard of environment-friendly data centres in the Philippines,” said Ernest Cu, Globe Group president and CEO.
STT Fairview, the new data center campus, will have around 83,000 square meters of gross floor area spread across four buildings, with a development potential of 124 megawatts of IT load capacity once fully built out. It is strategically located within Quezon City, having access to local substations as well as vital telecommunications, transportation, logistics, commerce and industry hubs.
This new data center campus will serve both hyperscalers and corporations, offering flexible and scalable low-latency colocation alternatives that are also designed and run in a sustainable manner.
STT Fairview will support the company's sustainability ambitions with a market-leading design power usage effectiveness (PUE) and a slew of sustainable features, in accordance with STT GDC's groupwide focus and commitment to carbon-neutral data center operations by 2030.
“The Philippine data centre colocation market is poised for growth with a five-year CAGR of 25% through 2027, and hyperscale demand is on the uptrend. This is an opportune moment to support the Philippines’ digital growth agenda with core data centre infrastructure that is the linchpin of a digital society,” said Lionel Yeo, chief executive officer – Southeast Asia, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. “With its complex design and scale requirements, this new data centre will offer market-leading efficiencies without the reliability trade-offs, bringing a new standard in data centre capacity to the Philippines that will serve the country’s digital and sustainability ambitions with its future-ready features.”
STT GDC Philippines already has five data centers with a total IT capacity of 22 MW, with renewable energy accounting for more than 95% of its power.