Singaporean SpaceDC eyes $700-M investment for PH data center

SpaceDC, a Singapore-based data center provider, is looking at investing over $700 million to build a secure, resilient, network rich data center in the Philippines.

MNL1 photo by SpaceDC

In a statement, the company said it is working with global real estate services firm, JLL, to build the data center called MNL1 to be situated in Cainta, east of Manila. The green data center will be fully powered with renewable energy - wind, geothermal - and is slated to open in 2022. Part of the investment is a 72-MW facility located in Cainta to ensure the facility gets 100 percent green power supply.

At 43,000 square meter facility, the company said 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.

SpaceDC CEO, Darren Hawkins said, “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 is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the strong customer interest we are seeing in the Philippines. MNL1’s design is setting new standards in terms of technology, quality and operational excellence in the Philippines.” commented Ralph Davidvon, Executive Director, Data Center Services for JLL, the appointed project construction manager.

The state of the art facilities feature SpaceDC’s N+1 design, which comfortably accommodates racks of up to 15kW across 48 x 1,500kW data halls before additional cooling support is required.

MNL1 is envisioned to have 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.

SpaceDC’s 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.

Headquartered in Singapore, SpaceDC is passionate about designing and building state of the art data centers that support customers' businesses .today and the future. With over 60 years’ experience designing, building and operating facilities around the globe