SpaceDC, a Singapore-based visionary data center provider, is working with JLL, a global real estate services firm, building a secure, resilient, network rich, data center called MNL1, which will be situated in Cainta, part of Greater Manila. The green data center will be fully powered with renewable energy – wind, geothermal – and is slated to open in 2022.

At 4.3 hectares, MNL1 will be the largest hyperscale data center campus in the Philippines, and will deliver 72MW of critical power. With an outstanding PUE of 1.3, MNL1 will also lead in terms of energy efficiency and design, to minimize carbon footprint.

“The Philippines ranks second in terms of data center growth in Southeast Asia. With only 47MW of available capacity in the country it is a dramatically underserved market. We are excited to be a first mover in a new market where we see our customers are investing heavily in.”

SpaceDC CEO Darren Hawkins

MNL1 has its own leading internet exchange and diverse connectivity: local/international fiber presence, vendor neutral access, multiple MMRs and SDN. Benefits include switch/ramps to cloud providers such as AWS, Alibaba, and Azure; direct cloud access and connectivity to over 400 data centers.

The data centers feature eight layers of advanced physical security including remote monitoring, 24/7 CCTV, multiple biometrics certifications and digital touchpoints, alongside fire protection and grounding.

Hyperscale data centers are huge business-critical facilities built to efficiently handle robust, scalable applications, and are frequently linked with big data producers like Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft.

Also recently, Philippine Congress adopted amendments to the Public Service Act that categorized telecommunications and transportation companies to allow full foreign ownership. Previously, these businesses were restricted by the 1987 Constitution’s 40-percent foreign ownership ban.

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