Digital Edge Opens its First Data Centre in Philippines

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Digital Edge (Singapore) Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Digital Edge), one of Asia's fastest expanding data centre platforms, stated that its new 10MW data centre in Manila will be ready for service (RFS) on March 1, 2023.

This data centre's expected completion marks Digital Edge's entry into the Philippines market and advances the company's mission to bridge the digital divide in Southeast Asia's high-growth markets.

The Threadborne Group, a local family office focused on technology and real estate, collaborated on NARRA1. It intends to fill unmet demand from the Philippines' data centre colocation market, which Structure Research projects will rise to US$313 million by 2026. Digital Edge has announced that it has already received bookings for the new data centre from several major domestic internet service providers.

This 2,200 cabinet, state-of-the-art data centre, located in Binan Laguna near the Central Business Districts (CBDs), is planned to be the largest carrier-neutral facility in operation in the Philippines at the time of completion. It has been built to fulfil the most recent power standards, dependability, security, and sustainability expectations from cloud, network, digital media, and corporate customers.

The new facility will be the most energy- and water-efficient data centre 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, in line with the company's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. In addition, the facility will be triple-certified, with LEED Gold, BERDE, and EDGE certifications.

Samuel Lee, the CEO of Digital Edge, said, "The completion of NARRA1, our first major greenfield design and build project since the company was founded, is a turning point in the building 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 centres in the Philippines and beyond.”

Charlie Rufino, Chairman of the Threadborne Group, added, “We are delighted to announce the opening of our first data centre, which will provide much-needed critical infrastructure to the domestic and international cloud, network, and enterprise customers without compromising on our environmental responsibilities. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with Digital Edge as we seek to capitalise on the Philippines' ongoing digital transformation and usher in a new era of world-class digital infrastructure."

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