The Philippines market for data centres is currently booming and shows signs of continued growth. This is partly due to factors such as enterprise spending on cloud services and the increase in the number of telecommunications companies launching data centres in the country.
Enterprise spending on cloud services as a whole is expected to increase to around US$2.6bn in 2024 from US$1.8bn in 2020. In addition, the growth and development of data centre projects will allow a whole host of new players to enter the market, spurring further growth. As of last year, the data centre market in the Philippines was valued at US$280mn.
Beeinfotech “confident” that the Philippines data centre market can cater to the needs of global hyperscale companies
One company that believes in the Philippines ability to grow as a market and support the requirements of hyperscale companies is Beeinfotech. The data centre services provider announced that It is “confident that the Philippines data centre 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 centre adoption in the market, rising Internet use, and the recent improvements in the nation’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) capabilities, Beeinfotech claims.
Reynaldo Huergas, Beeinfotech PH President and CEO, said: These projections show how the country’s ICT abilities have vastly improved throughout the years. 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.”
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 centre market in the world by 2025. The firm also noted that the Philippines is expected to boom in data centre growth, with an average increase of 24% in data centre 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.
The meaning of hyperscale
Hyperscale refers to the expansion of significant resources in a data centre 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 centres, certain logistical considerations make it much more feasible for them to colocate or host infrastructure within data centre 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 centre, 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 colocating resources to a local data centre partner, hyperscale companies can deploy immediately to answer customer demand at once,” adds Huergas.