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PLDT selects IBM Cloud Platform

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), further strengthens its enterprise digital enablement capabilities through its cloud portfolio with its newest partner, IBM. The partnership allows PLDT to cohesively bundle IBM Cloud offerings together with PLDT’s other ICT services in a bespoke and targeted solution more catered to each need of the enterprise.

PLDT customers can now access the full range of IBM Cloud solutions such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, including bare metal servers, shared virtual servers, and dedicated virtual servers with the option to add extra storage, compute, network, security, platform management, and big data.

“PLDT is at the forefront in promoting and delivering the latest cloud technologies to our local enterprises allowing the country’s leading industries to benefit from the advantages of such solutions,” said PLDT Executive Vice President and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto.

“PLDT and IBM’s partnership to foster enterprise ICT transformation goes way back, and we are excited on the prospects of this joint cloud endeavor. We look forward to deliver a line of flexible and innovative cloud solutions together to meet the market’s evolving needs. This effort coincides with PLDT’s sustained investment in our network infrastructure, to ensure there will be a reliable and resilient service delivery backbone to support this.”

The cloud, through its various forms and permutations, enables organizations to rapidly and securely expand IT resource capacity as the need arises. Philippine businesses will also benefit from cost efficiencies delivered by the cloud’s on-demand and pay-as-you-go nature which eliminates the need for expensive up-front IT investment, and reduces the cost of maintenance and infrastructure refreshes.

“Businesses and entrepreneurs in the Philippines are realizing the advantages of adopting a flexible cloud environment,” said Luis Pineda, President and Country General Manager of IBM Philippines.

“Through our partnership with PLDT, we are bringing a full suite of cloud solutions to answer their most demanding needs while giving them the confidence to meet their scalability, performance, and security requirements.”

IBM total cloud revenue — covering public, private and hybrid engagements — was $7.7 billion over the previous 12 months at the end of March 2015; it grew more than 60 percent in first quarter 2015. IBM’s cloud delivered as a service business, a subset of the total, includes IaaS and ended the quarter with an annual run rate of $3.8 billion.

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