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PLDT amps up data center’ capacity amid increased demand

PLDT amps up data center’ capacity amid increased demand

Telecommunications provider PLDT Inc. is amping its data centers capacity to 3,000 racks as demand increases ePLDT President Victor S. Genuino said in a statement Wednesday.

PLDT intends to bulk up 3 of its existing data centers in two phases which will begin by the end of this year and is expected to be completed by the year-end of 2023.  

“The target is to add 1,500 racks by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022 and 1,500 racks by the end of 2023,” Genuino said.

“You’re looking at an additional 3,000 available racks from now until the end of next year,” he added.

As part of PLDT’s expansion, the telco group is building its 11th Vitro Data Center in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

“We are looking forward to opening our VITRO Santa Rosa Hyperscale Data Center. If you look at enterprises in the Philippines, there is a very clear need to digitize their operations in order to drive business agility,” Genuino said.

PLDT reports that its current network of data centers has a total rack utilization rate of 74%.

“We will continue to add more to ensure we are ahead of the demand not only for local enterprises but also for hyperscalers,”  PLDT, Inc. and Smart Communications, Inc. President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio said.

“This supports the reinforced push of the government, particularly the Department of Trade and Industry, for hyperscaler data centers as the second coming of the BPO industry,” Panlilio said.

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