NARRA1 will be the largest carrier neutral and most energy efficient facility in the Philippines
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MANILA, 27th February 2023 — Digital Edge (Singapore) Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“Digital Edge”), one of the fastest growing data center platforms in Asia, has announced the availability of its new 10MW data center in Manila from 1st March 2023. This marks Digital Edge’s debut in the Philippines as the company continues its mission to bridge the digital divide in Southeast Asia’s high growth markets.
NARRA1 is a joint project with the Threadborne Group, a local family office focused on technology and real estate. Offering 2,200 cabinets and 10MW of IT power, the new facility becomes the largest carrier neutral data center in operation in the Philippines. It is intended to plug huge unmet demand for data center capacity, with the domestic colocation market expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% between 2022 and 2027.
The data center has been designed to meet the latest demands from cloud, network, digital media, and enterprise customers in terms of power specifications, reliability, security and sustainability. Digital Edge has confirmed it has already received bookings for the new data center including from multiple major domestic internet service providers.
In line with the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, the data center will leverage Nortek’s patented StatePoint® technology, along with innovative engineering design, to enable the facility to achieve an expected annualized Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.193 and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) of 1.355 at optimal operating temperature. The facility will also be triple certified with LEED Gold, BERDE, and EDGE certifications.
Jonathan Chou, chief product officer for Digital Edge, said, “We’re pleased to finally open our doors in Manila and further expand our presence across the region. Our management team are deeply committed to bridging the digital divide across Asia. That’s why NARRA1 has been designed and built to the highest specifications using cutting-edge technology, as we seek to provide the Philippines with the state-of-the-art digital infrastructure it deserves.”
Vic Barrios, country manager for Digital Edge in the Philippines commented, ‘We see significant growth potential in the Philippines and are the first regional data center player to open for business in the market. We want to be the shining gold standard for the industry when it comes to green, sustainable data centers, and we hope NARRA1 will set the example for the Philippines and beyond.”
Raymond Rufino, principal for Investments and Real Estate of the Threadborne Group, added, “Digital transformation is a priority for the Philippines, and we are proud to work with Digital Edge to further enhance the country’s critical digital infrastructure with the availability of NARRA1. Our companies share a common commitment to robust ESG goals and we are excited by the innovative design of this facility, which will enable us to support the growth of the digital economy without compromising on our environmental responsibilities.” (/)
About Digital Edge
Headquartered in Singapore, Digital Edge is a trusted and forward-looking data center platform company, established to transform digital infrastructure in Asia. Through building and operating state-of-the-art, energy efficient data centers rich with connectivity options, Digital Edge aims to bring new colocation and interconnect options to the Asian market, making infrastructure deployment in the region easy, efficient and economical.
Digital Edge was founded by a seasoned senior management team with decades of industry experience and an established track record of value creation in the data center, cloud and telecommunications industries in the Asia Pacific region. Backed by leading alternative investment firm Stonepeak, Digital Edge has in excess of US$1 billion in deployed and committed capital, establishing itself as a market leading pan-Asia data center platform. The company provides data center and fiber services across Asia, with a presence in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines.
About Threadborne Group
The Threadborne Group is a family office whose interests are in real estate, technology and their intersections. Its principals have several decades worth of experience and played key roles in the establishment of the Makati and Bonifacio Global City central business districts as well as the first wave of Internet portals in the Philippines.