Telco-neutral data centre operator Beeinfotech PH has announced the general availability of its first data centre (DC) in the Philippines. Dubbed “The Hive,” it is currently the largest operating telco-neutral data centre facility in the country, with three floors capable of housing at least 3,000 server racks of up to 45U rack height.
Combined with its network interconnect capabilities, Disaster Recovery Seats, and Security & Network Operations Centres (SOC/NOC), Beeinfotech claims that The Hive is ready to answer the colocation needs of hyperscalers expanding global footprint and enterprises undergoing digital transformation.
First announced in August 2021, The Hive’s launch follows the growth of the data centre market in the Philippines, which is becoming one of the most preferred nations in the APAC region to host data centres. According to a report from Research and Markets, the Philippine data centre market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.40% between 2021-2026, with investments reaching up to US$535mn by 2026. Research and Markets also cited Beeinfotech PH as one of the new notable players joining the booming market. Furthermore, the expansion in the country is in line with the APAC region’s considerable growth in data centre spending, with the market research firm expecting that the region will spend around US$94bn by 2027.
Discussing the arrival of hyperscalers to the Philippines market, Beeinfotech PH President & CEO, Reynaldo Huergas, said: “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. Telco-neutral data centres 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,”
Hosting advanced solutions to allow hyperscalers to run AWS applications locally
As a testament to the facility’s colocation capabilities, The Hive can host advanced solutions such as AWS Outposts, which allows hyperscalers and enterprises to run popular AWS applications locally. The Hive also has other services courtesy of its advanced cybersecurity suite powered by Continent 8, Beeinfotech said. 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.
Supporting the company’s sustainability goals while still delivering optimal service to clients, The Hive is designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification that recognises its ability to reduce carbon emissions and power consumption.
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