Globe Telecom recently announced that its newest data center at the Gateway Business Park in General Trias, Cavite will soon be inaugurated.
According to Globe Head of Information Systems Group & Chief Information Officer Henry Aguda, the new data center will herald the company’s first facilities using advance technologies in modular data center design, which is a first in the Philippines.
“This world-class and cutting-edge infrastructure will initially carry 84 racks, with a potential to expand to 500. It will be a huge leap forward for data center technology in terms of value and benefits with regard to speed of deployment and flexibility. Our customers will appreciate the potential for them to scale-up without impacting their existing operations and manage their operating costs while meeting their dynamic business demands,” Aguda said.
The company’s Information Services Group explained that the data center is fully-adherent to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) 942 Tier III standards, ready to support emerging and future technologies for the next 10 years. In terms of aesthetics, the structure depicted in an architectural rendition above conforms to the latest international and local standards, laws and design codes, adopting a state-of-the-art transformational modular infrastructure.
The overall design employs a “data center-in-a-box” approach, providing cost and energy efficiency. With regard to safety, the steel-plated edifice is built to withstand natural hazards such as earthquakes, soil liquefaction and landslides. The location and its environs are likewise surveyed to have zero or almost low incidences of floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis or occurrence of typhoons, while man-made threats are very low to none, such as fires, explosions, local crimes, terrorism and sabotage, ideal for an extremely secure data center facility.
Globe officials and partners who led the ground breaking ceremonies held last January (in the photo) were Aguda, DCDC CEO & Chairman Herman Gamboa, Emerson VP for Global Services Paul Churchill, Globe Head of Information Systems & Service Management David Medel, Emerson President Anand Sanghi, Globe Head of Infrastructure Services & Operations Edwin Soliman, Emerson Central Technical Support Director Arunnangshu Chattopadhyay, Globe Head of Finance & Administration, Logistics & Admin Support Chris Valencia, Globe Head of Information Systems, Infrastructure Services & Operations Jeve Vicuna, Globe Head of Information Systems & IT Governance Melissa Banzon and Globe Head of Information Systems, Information Security Dennis Omila.