Beeinfotech PH has opened its first data centre in the Philippines. The multi-million-peso facility is the largest telco-neutral centre in the country and aims to fulfil the market’s need for a telco-grade and tailored data centre services provider.
The company says its objective with the new facility is to “propel the digital transformation of businesses by delivering resilient and flexible IT solutions”. The launch comes at a crucial time when companies are focusing their efforts on meeting the increased digital demand brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Beeinfotech claims.
Currently, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is accelerating the digitalisation of government agencies and pushing for the same in the private sector to streamline processes and improve the delivery of services.
Talking about how the Coronavirus has affected both companies and the government, Reynaldo Huergas, Chief Executive Officer and President of Beeinfotech PH, said: “The ongoing pandemic has pushed companies and even the government to bolster their digital infrastructure and integrate more digital-based solutions to protect employees and better serve customers and the citizens. However, this endeavour can be difficult in the face of the economic impact of the pandemic and the increasing complexity in managing IT infrastructure.
He added: “Our data centre facility assists businesses in their digital transformation efforts by delivering critical IT management expertise and solutions that, once outsourced, can propel businesses further in their growth and development even in these difficult times”.
Beeinfotech originally leased the land for the facility earlier this month. Commenting on the location for the facility, Reynaldo Huergas said: “It is the ideal location for this project as it is serviced by multiple telco providers, and the area is flood-free and far away from the earthquake faultline”.
The Philippine’s largest telco-neutral data centre
Beeinfotech’s colocation, telco-neutral facility, located in Pasig City, covers 19,000sqm of space across three floors of more than 6,000sqm each. This allows Beeinfotech enough room to reach up to a 45U rack height and hold more than 3,000 racks, which is currently the largest number of racks within a single data centre in the country.
With such space to host servers and other mission-critical resources, businesses can also offload their entire IT infrastructure management responsibilities to Beeinfotech PH, the company said.
Security and connectivity
As a telco-neutral data centre, Beeinfotech PH says its facility allows clients to choose among multiple connections from different telecommunications providers. This then enables clients to select the connection that best suits their interests and needs. Additionally, telco-neutrality adds redundancy to a company’s connection. “For example, if one network goes offline, we can simply transfer the client to another connection to maintain online accessibility”, Beeifotech said.
The centre also houses three dedicated sites that utilise against the pandemic and future challenges. The facility’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) also gives companies protection against cybercrime by detecting and analysing incoming threats such as phishing scams.
Providing bespoke colocation solutions, Beeinfotech’s latest addition also has floors that follow the Open Design and Elastic Floor concepts so that Beeinfotech PH can meet certain client’s specifications such as special enclosures, zoning, and caging. “Both designs make it easier to scale resources up or down, thereby providing a fully-OpEx model where clients only pay for the resources they need and use”, Beeinfotech commented.
Aside from enabling companies, Beeinfotech PH’s says that its objective is to become a “gateway for opportunities going to and from Asia”. Beeinfotech PH aims to leverage its footprint across the region and serve as the new gateway hub both for international companies seeking to enter the lucrative markets in the region and for Asian companies seeking global expansion.