With the goal of fostering hypercollaboration, ePLDT, the country’s leading data center operator and ICT subsidiary of PLDT, hosted ePLDT Ascend: Carriers Alliance Night on July 6, 2023, which brought together chief executives from the country’s telecommunications and carrier networks industry.
Held at The Peak Bar and Grill in Grand Hyatt Manila, the event served as an invitation for the telcos and carriers to establish a point-of-presence at VITRO Sta. Rosa, ePLDT’s 11th and largest data center, purposely built to be the Philippines’ first true hyperscale facility. This newest development is also designed to enable hyperconnectivity and fuel hypergrowth for both enterprises and hyperscalers which are essential to expand the Philippine’s data center footprint in Asia Pacific.
“Inter-industry collaboration is essential to strengthen the Philippines’ position as Asia Pacific’s next digital destination through world-class, hyperconnected data centers that enable our country’s digital agenda,” said Victor S. Genuino, ePLDT President and CEO.
Inter-industry collaboration and partnership are also seen to strengthen the digital ecosystem of VITRO Sta. Rosa and further support the connectivity requirements of hyperscalers and top enterprises who will co-locate in the Laguna data center when it goes live in 2024.
ePLDT Chairman and PLDT and Smart President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio has referred to VITRO Sta. Rosa as the real hyperscaler data center. “With VITRO Sta. Rosa, we aim to set the benchmark in infrastructure resilience, operational excellence, global competitiveness and world-class sustainability – positioning the Philippines in the digital map.”
VITRO Sta. Rosa is equipped with at least three diverse points of entries connected to eight telco-neutral meet-me-rooms. This design caters to the stringent network requirements of hyperscalers who are looking to set up Availability Zones and Points-of-Presence in the country.
It is the latest addition to ePLDT’s network of 10 fully operational data center facilities strategically spread across the country. Also in the pipeline is a 12th data center, a hyperscale facility that will have a power capacity of no less than 100MW.