More data centers needed as PH firms go cloud | Inquirer Business

More data centers needed as PH firms go cloud

MANILA  —Data center capacity in the Philippines needs beefing up as demand for hubs that house critical servers and applications rise amid greater adoption of cloud technology, according to ST Telemedia Global Data Centers (STT GDC) Philippines.

The data center arm of Globe Telecom Inc. said in a statement on Wednesday that such facilities support connectivity and flow of data among devices and information technology networks at a time of heightened digitalization.

“The data center industry has been seeing consistent and staggering growth in recent years, as demand for data storage grows globally,” STT GDC Philippines president and CEO Carlo Malana said.


“Every video you stream, every photo you post on social media, every app you download needs storage space, and that is housed in data centers,” he added.


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In addition, the company noted that demand for data center services has increased amid the trend among enterprises that shift their operations to cloud-based platforms, to enable a hybrid work setup.

Cloud technology enables employees of these enterprises to access files and other crucial applications digitally anywhere, but this also demands more data storage.

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According to a survey by software company Alibaba Cloud, 85 percent of businesses in the Philippines are expected to fully transition to cloud by next year.

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“We can only expect demand for data storage to grow even faster. That’s why STT GDC Philippines is bulking up on capacity to service these needs not just locally but also in the region,” said.

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