DFNN Nautilus to put up data center in Bataan

Published July 1, 2022, 2:06 PM

by James A. Loyola

DFNN, Inc. (DFNN) and Nautilus Data Technologies have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of a data center in the Freeport Area of Bataan.

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, DFNN said the MOU is for the two firms to collaborate and jointly assist each other in projects involving the development of the data center.


The partnership will be focusing on the use, supply, implementation and application of their respective businesses and related products & services.

“This much awaited collaboration between DFNN and Nautilus could not have come at a more opportune time when digital transformation is at its peak having been triggered by the pandemic and its restrictions on consumer movement and preferences,” said DFNN.

Nautilus created the world’s most innovative water-cooled data center design, setting a new standard for energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and global scalability.

Data centers cooled by Nautilus offer unprecedented advantages, including energy savings, water conservation, environmental sustainability, and rapid global scalability.

“With Starlink operations expected to commence in the third quarter, it is expected that customer needs for high-availability and resiliency in their applications will skyrocket,” said DFNN.

It noted that, “a data center fully equipped — from power, network and cooling for additional tolerance to datacenter failures is an imperative if we want to be truly competitive in the current global business environment.”

ASEAN members have been investing in this front with Indonesia leading. According to research from IDC, Microsoft’s data center investment in Indonesia is expected to generate up to $6.3 billion in new revenues from the country’s ecosystem of local customers and partners.

In addition, its cloud-consuming businesses are expected to contribute 60,000 jobs to the local economy over the course of four years.

“Connecting the entire technology ecosystem is of great importance in creating value to both business and stakeholders,” said DFNN COO Ricardo F. Banaag.

He noted that, “In this case, providing for a sustainable data center will ensure resiliency in the face of rapid growth and demand.”

Nautilus Data Technologies is a global pioneer in data center technology, leading a fundamental shift in the data center industry.

Its patented design water cooling technology is at the core of its technology, delivering a waterborne data center that operates more efficiently and less expensively than traditional land-based facilities while achieving higher environmental standards.