Ayala Land, Inc. and PAG’s Flow Digital Infrastructure have broken ground on a data center outside Manila, the Philippines.
Located in Laguna, the three-building M1 campus facility will offer up to 36MW. The initial roll-out of 6MW is targeted to be ready for service by the end of 2024.
Asia-focused investment manager PAG Real Estate launched Flow, a new investment platform focused on digital infrastructure in APAC, in late 2021. This is the platform’s first facility.
Ayala Land, Inc. is a real estate firm based in the Philippines and a subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation conglomerate. Earlier this year Ayala Corp. took a stake in Globe Telecom’s newly-carved out data center unit alongside STT GDC.
The two companies announced a partnership in May 2022 and signed an agreement in October.
Senior executives of Flow and AyalaLand Logistics Holdings (ALLHC), as well as government officials from the Province of Laguna, the City of Biñan, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Board of Investments (BOI), took part in the groundbreaking ceremony.
The two companies have also launched A-Flow, the joint venture partnership between Flow and ALLHC.
Amandine Wang, CEO of Flow Digital Infrastructure, said: “We are delighted at the promising start of A-Flow’s first data center project in the Philippines. We believe our cutting-edge digital infrastructure solutions and ML1’s strategic location, bolstered by the synergy between Flow and ALLHC, will enable customers in the region to scale rapidly and seamlessly.”
“With A-Flow, we take pride in contributing to the country’s fast-growing needs and transition towards a digital economy. As we mark the beginning of the development of our first data center campus, we at ALLHC and Flow look forward to serving enterprises and global hyperscalers, and eagerly anticipate their continued growth with us,” shared Patrick Avila, COO of AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp.