As the number of hyperscalers in the Philippines, data center services provider Beeinfotech PH expressed confidence that the Philippine data center market is ready to cater to the needs of global hyperscale companies.
This is due to a variety of factors, including the growth of enterprise cloud and data center adoption in the market, rising Internet use, and the recent improvements in the nation’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) capabilities.
Recent forecasts have revealed that developments in the Asia Pacific make the region a prime destination for hyperscalers. According to Frost & Sullivan, APAC will lead all the other regions as the top data center market in the world by 2025.
The firm also noted that the Philippines is expected to boom in data center growth, with an average increase of 24% in data center supply within the next three to five years.
This was highlighted by the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry in a recent online event announcing the arrival of hyperscale companies in the country.
These projections show how the country’s ICT abilities have vastly improved throughout the years, Beeinfotech PH said.
“It’s a testament that the Philippines is ready to take on a pivotal role in ensuring that the online services people around the world use daily and enjoy keep running through hosting the infrastructure of hyperscale companies within shores,” said Reynaldo Huergas, Beeinfotech PH President and CEO.
Hyperscale refers to the expansion of significant resources in a data center to quickly adapt to customer demand. The companies that have this ability are mostly IT enterprises that deal with a lot of real-time data through their online services, such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Huergas notes that despite these companies having their own data centers, certain logistical considerations make it much more feasible for them to co-locate or host infrastructure within data center partners that already have the facilities.
Beeinfotech PH’s own multi-million peso “The HIVE” facility launched in August, for example, has a 3,000-plus rack space well-suited for scaling resources quickly.
“It will take companies years to build their data center, not just because of the construction itself, but due to several hurdles such as the paperwork and permits that need to be complied with first. By co-locating resources to a local data center partner, hyperscale companies can deploy immediately to answer customer demand at once,” adds Huergas.
Beeinfotech PH notes that several hyperscale companies have been eyeing the Philippines for a while now. The country’s positive connections with the East and West make it a gateway for both to expand to the fast-rising APAC market, while allowing companies within the region to make their mark on the rest of the world.
Beeinfotech PH also cites that the surrounding data center hubs in other ASEAN countries have become too congested to support the critical compute zones needed by hyperscale companies.