Beeinfotech PH accepting hyperscalers

Published February 11, 2022, 4:08 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla


The country’s largest telco-neutral data center operator, Beeinfotech PH, otherwise known as “The Hive”, announced it is ready to accept global hyperscalers in its first data center (DC).

The Hive has three floors capable of housing at least 3,000 server racks of up to 45U rack height in its site at the Bridgetowne Destination Estate at the border of Pasig and Quezon City.

Combined with its network interconnect capabilities, Disaster Recovery Seats, and Security & Network Operations Centers (SOC/NOC), The Hive is ready to answer the colocation needs of hyperscalers expanding global footprint and enterprises undergoing digital transformation.

The Hive’s arrival follows the growth of the data center market in the Philippines – one of the most preferred nations in the APAC region to host data centers.

The Philippine data center market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.40 percent, between 2021-2026, with investments reaching up to $535 million by 2026 according to a Research and Markets report.

The same report cited Beeinfotech PH as one of the new notable players in the booming regional market which is expected to spend around $94B by 2027.

“With the increased demand for digital services under the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent efforts to improve the nation’s connectivity and IT infrastructure, now is the perfect time to welcome hyperscalers and other large-scale partners to the Philippines,” said Beeinfotech PH President & CEO Reynaldo Huergas in a statement Friday, Feb. 11.

“Telco-neutral data centers with significant and flexible rack space such as The Hive are suitable colocation facilities for hyperscalers since they enable enterprises to quickly scale resources and establish a local footprint without the arduous and time-consuming process of building a DC from scratch,” he added.

The Hive can host advanced solutions such as AWS Outposts, which allows hyperscalers and enterprises to run popular AWS applications locally.

The Hive is also equipped with advanced cybersecurity suite powered by Continent 8.

Included among them is BProtect DDoS Mitigation, which can fend off powerful DDoS attacks, and BProtect SIEM, a Security Information and Event Management solution that constantly scans for malicious activity within a client’s infrastructure.

The Hive follows an Open Design concept, enabling it to meet specific colocation requirements of clients, such as special enclosures and cages for racks.

Beeinfotech PH also adheres to a Shared Responsibility model in maintaining infrastructure, where maintenance duties can be done by either Beeinfotech PH or a client’s in-house staff.

Beeinfotech PH’s partner-driven philosophy extends to The Hive’s telco-neutral connection delivered under BConnect Managed Connectivity.

Being telco-neutral, The Hive brings together all telecommunications and internet service providers under one roof, thus assuring that clients can leverage maximum access to all connectivity options.

Beeinfotech PH is keen on partnering with regional and global data center operators who intend to extend their footprint in the region.

“Our facility is configurable to the point where other DC operators can structure the facility using their existing designs, similar to a plug-and-play model of service that gives more freedom and customization,” Huergas concluded.