Sustainable carrier-neutral data centre to be built in the Philippines

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Philippines), a joint venture between Globe, Ayala Corporation and Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STTGDC), has announced that it is expanding its footprint in Asia with the development of its largest and most interconnected carrier-neutral data centre in the Philippines.

In line with STT GDC’s groupwide focus and commitment towards carbon-neutral data centre operations by 2030, STT Fairview is designed to support the company’s sustainability goals with a market-leading design power usage effectiveness (PUE) and a host of sustainable features. This includes the use of innovative solutions such as hollow core concrete slabs, recycled steel and HDPE piping to reduce the embodied carbon of the development.

Additionally, the new data centre will have the ability to house liquid-cooled solutions and servers based on customer requirements. Liquid immersion cooling supports high performance computing applications such as AI, and can offer data centres and its customers, particularly those operating in the tropics, a sustainability boost by substantially reducing energy consumption and water consumption. 

The facility is also set up to be ready to leverage AI and machine learning (ML) technology and advanced analytics to improve the data centre’s operational efficiency as well as optimise energy use to reduce its overall carbon footprint. It is also designed specifications that should help it meet international standards such as a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Uptime Institute Tier III, and TIA-942 Rated 3. 

“The Philippine data centre colocation market is poised for growth with a five-year CAGR of 25 per cent 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.”

The new data centre campus, STT Fairview, will comprise over 83,000 square metres of gross floor area across four buildings, offering a development potential of 124 megawatts of IT load capacity once fully built out. It is strategically positioned within Quezon City with access to nearby substations, as well as critical telecommunications, transportation links, and logistics, business and industry hubs. 

The campus will cater to both hyperscalers and enterprises, providing flexible and scalable low-latency colocation options that are also sustainably built and operated. 

“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 Globe Group President and CEO, Ernest Cu.

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