December 8, 2022
FLOW Digital Infrastructure (“FLOW”) and AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp. (“ALLHC”) broke ground on the land development of its first joint data center campus, ML1, located in Laguna, Philippines, following the launch of A-FLOW, the joint venture partnership between FLOW and ALLHC announced in October 2022.
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.
The event marks the official launch of A-FLOW, the joint venture partnership between FLOW and ALLHC. It leverages ALLHC’s proven track record in industrial real estate development and FLOW’s best-in-class next-generation data center design, development, and operational capabilities.
Senior executives of FLOW and 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 on-site groundbreaking ceremony.
L-R: ALLHC Chief Operating Officer Mr. Patrick C. Avila, Director – Investment Assistance Services of the Board of Investments Mr. Ernesto Delos Reyes, Representative of Cong. Marlyn B. Alonte, Mr. Steven Naguiat, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Development and Management of the Department of Information and Communications Technology Hon. Wilroy V. Ticzon, Governor of the Province of Laguna Gov. Ramil L. Hernandez, FLOW Chairman Kris Kumar, ALLHC President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jose Emmanuel H. Jalandoni, FLOW Chief Executive Officer Ms. Amandine Wang, Vice Mayor of the City of Binan Mr. Angelo Alonte, Acting Division Chief – Infrastructure Division of the Board of Investments Ms. Morinaella Jeusine M. Torgo, ALLHC Director Ms. Maria Rowena M. Tomeldan, ALLHC Chief Finance Officer Ms. Francis M. Montojo
Amandine Wang, CEO, FLOW Digital Infrastructure, commented, “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, AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp.
Representing Cong. Marlyn B. Alonte, Mr. Steve Naguiat stated, “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, I am glad to stand witness to partnerships such as this that will surely benefit thousands of Filipino enterprises.”
Gov. Ramil L. Hernandez added, “This initiative will immensely help to boost the Philippine economy by using a platform to help build a better foundation for companies’ digital operations. To A-FLOW, congratulations and thank you for this initiative. Rise high digital infrastructure, rise high Laguna!”