As digital adoption in the country accelerates, Globe business is looking to expand its data centers and leverage their high growth potential to serve more companies in the Philippines.
Peter Maquera, SVP for Globe Business, Enterprise Group, said there are three major developments that are driving demand for data centers: the increase in data traffic and consumption, the demand for edge computing, and the possibility that the Philippines become a regional hub for cloud providers due to its strategic location.
“The data center is one of the foundations of the digital infrastructure that enables the Internet to be built. This is a high growth, high potential area and something we are very committed to. It is an important infrastructure that the Philippines must provide as they become digitized, ”he said. Globe Business has a nationwide network of data centers serving its internal needs and corporate customers.
Maquera said the Philippines continues to be early adopters of digital and that they spend more time on the internet than any other country in the region. As a result, total per capita data traffic is growing by 55-60% per year and is projected to reach 40,903 petabytes (PB) by 2025 from 473 PB in 2015. Data consumption per person per month, on the other hand, is likely to reach 28.9 GB in 2025 from 0.4 GB a decade earlier.
At the same time, increased multi-cloud adoption and geopolitical tensions between China and the US are pushing content delivery networks and hyperscalers into the Philippine market. In the past 12 months alone, three submarine cables crossing the Pacific from the west coast to Hong Kong have been canceled due to ongoing political tension between China and the United States.
“Even though there are still political tensions between nations, the demand for digital continues to be strong. Alternatively, the companies have recognized the strategic location of the Philippines. And we are seeing an increase in investment. So what’s exciting is the potential for the Philippines to be a regional hub for data and digital infrastructure in one of the fastest growing regions in the world, ”said Maquera.
Extended locks have increased the demand for and use of cloud-centric applications running on Hyperscaler such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle, to name a few. Local businesses are also moving their systems and applications to the cloud. This increased adoption creates demand for digital infrastructures such as data centers.
Likewise, Maquera said more companies are looking to localize content for business efficiency, presenting opportunities for the country in terms of the Edge data center. Edge data centers process data and services close to end users. Therefore, if content delivery platforms use facilities closer to the customer, latency will be reduced, websites will load faster, and video streaming will be much better.
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the United Nations OSS n. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to supporting the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and contributes to 10 UN SDGs.
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