FLOW Digital Infrastructure (FLOW) and AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp. (ALLHC) yesterday officially launched A-FLOW, a new Philippine data centre platform, which is the first joint venture between the two companies.
The A-FLOW launch coincided with the ground breaking on the land development of its first joint data centre campus (ML1) in Laguna Province, which is located southeast of Manila.
The three-building campus facility will offer flexibility to tailor design to customers’ unique requirements, with the ability to ramp up to 36MW. The initial roll-out of 6MW is targeted to be ready for service by the end of 2024. The carrier neutral facility will be built to the latest industry standards and will feature resilient power delivery design with diverse power feeds.
“We are delighted at the promising start of A-FLOW’s first data centre 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,” said Amandine Wang, CEO, FLOW.
A-FLOW combines AyalaLand Logistics’ proven track record in industrial real estate development with FLOW’s best-in-class next-generation data centre design, development, and operational capabilities.
Patrick Avila, COO, AyalaLand Logistics Holdings, said A-FLOW will be a crucial element in the country’s transition towards a digital economy.
“ As we mark the beginning of the development of our first data centre campus, we at ALLHC and FLOW look forward to serving enterprises and global hyperscalers, and eagerly anticipate their continued growth with us,” said Avila.
Local government representatives welcomed the establishment of the new data centre in Laguna with the hope of accelerating the country’s digital transformation.
Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez said: “This initiative will immensely help to boost the Philippine economy by using a platform to help build a better foundation for companies’ digital operations.”
“Companies need a reliable partner to help them navigate essential transformations in an increasingly digital world. With digital infrastructure as one of the priorities of the government, this partnership will surely benefit thousands of Filipino enterprises,” said Steve Naguiat on behalf of Congresswoman Marlyn Alonte.
In October, AyalaLand Holdings and FLOW announced their partnership to develop and operate carrier-neutral data centres across the Philippines.
ALLHC is a subsidiary of Ayala Land, which engages in leasing industrial parks, warehouses, cold storage facilities, and commercial spaces. On the other hand, FLOW operates in the key physical assets of the digital infrastructure ecosystem, including cloud, hyperscale, enterprise data centers, and network and fibre assets across the Asia-Pacific region.