ePLDT VITRO on-track to open the Philippines’ biggest hyperscale data center in Sta. Rosa

ePLDT, through its data center subsidiary, VITRO Inc. is gearing up to boost the Philippines’ position as an emerging data center hub in Asia Pacific as it sets to open the country’s biggest and first true hyperscale data center facility.

Situated in a 5-hectare property in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the 50 MW capacity VITRO Sta Rosa (VSR) is on target to go live this coming July. To ensure power availability and redundancy to clients who will start deploying their equipment in the facility as early as June, VSR’s dedicated Meralco switching station is scheduled to be energized by April 2024.

In building a true carrier neutral facility, VITRO Inc. partnered with major telcos and internet service providers, including Radius, Eastern Communications, Infinivan, and its parent company, PLDT, as part of its strategy to strengthen its diverse telco ecosystem within the facility before launch. More telco and carrier partnerships are set to be announced in the succeeding weeks.

With recent advancements in its data center services, ePLDT and VITRO Inc. President and CEO Victor S. Genuino said these are all aligned with PLDT Group’s vision of putting the digital infrastructure in place that will help advance the nation’s efforts for a digitally enabled Philippines.

“Our aspiration is to ensure that our VITRO Data Centers will be a crucial enabler of the country’s digital economy. With the launch of VSR, we hope to be able to able to attract more investment from our hyperscale partners while at the same time serve the country’s growing need for data center services from both the private and public sector. We have a great opportunity to position the Philippines as the next transit and hyperscaler hub in Asia,” shared Genuino.

VSR is a massive purpose-built 50-megawatt hyperscale facility designed to be Rated 3-Certified and Rated 4-Ready. It is equipped with three fiber routes to ensure network diversity, resilience, and carrier-neutrality. It will be implementing global-class sustainability practices in supply, operations, and design based on LEED standards.

Established in 2000 as the data center business of ePLDT, VITRO is the trailblazer of hyperscale-grade data centers in the Philippines with 10 strategically located world-class facilities to-date. VITRO Inc. stands as the leading data center service provider in the country, hosting an ever-growing digital ecosystem comprised of top telcos, content delivery networks, local enterprises, hyperscalers, and the public sector, among others.

“With more than two decades of trusted industry expertise and vast operational experience, VITRO has built over 30,000sqm of colocation space across major business districts in the Philippines. It is the largest local data center footprint readily available to serve the dynamic needs of the rapidly growing local and global hyperscalers market,” shares VITRO Inc. Chief Commercial Officer Gary F. Ignacio.

With VITRO Inc. at the forefront of unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the data center business, PLDT Group reaffirms its dedication to providing secure, reliable, and cutting-edge data center solutions that empower businesses’ mission-critical operations.