Flexenclosure continues APAC expansion with Philippines data centre
Thu 5 Apr 2018
Flexenclosure, a Sweden-based creator of pre-fabricated data centre solutions, has secured a multi-million dollar contract to provide a full data centre facility for Globe Telecom in the Philippines.
The data centre, which will be located on the island of Mindanao, is expected to be operational in Q3 2018. Construction has already begun in Sweden, where the facility will be tested prior to shipping to the Philippines.
Flexenclosure is a popular choice in the APAC region, with new projects in Australia, Palau, Samoa, Fiji and Myanmar in 2017 alone. CEO David King noted that 2017 brought the company major expansion in APAC, and said, “This latest project with Globe Telecom and Orissa Wicomm in the Philippines marks the start of what we expect will be another year of significant growth in the region.”
Orissa Wicomm is the Manila-based company selected by Globe to provide system integration and ongoing support for the Flexenclosure facility once it is operational.
The new data centre is intended to provide capacity and innovative services to Globe Telecom customers in broadband, enterprise, and consumer markets. Gil Genio, Chief Technology and Information Officer / Chief Strategy Officer for Globe Telecom, praised the pre-fabricated solutions offered by Flexenclosure, saying, “It employs this modular architecture that allows us to rapidly add infrastructure with growth.”
Prefabricated data centre solutions provided by Flexenclosure have been constructed in 43 different locations worldwide as they are adaptable, reliable, energy-efficient and easy to deploy. Flexenclosure facilities are particularly appealing to developing nations, having been selected for locations in Africa and Latin America, as well as throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
The company also offers intelligent power management systems for the information and communications technology industry, which can be implemented in tandem with pre-fabricated data centres or installed separately in existing facilities. Flexenclosure offers energy solutions both in the interest of sustainability as well as a way to cut costs for customers. It has installed e-Site power solutions in over 3,000 locations worldwide, including 22 that were deployed in Myanmar last October.
Flexenclosure was founded in 1989 with headquarters in Stockholm, and maintains offices globally in Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and South Africa.