Philippine telecom giant PLDT, through its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) subsidiary ePLDT, recently announced its inclusion in the Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider Program.
With this development, PLDT has become the first Philippine telco to resell Microsoft Office 365 in the market, PLDT elevated its status to Cloud Solutions Provider so it can directly offer Microsoft Cloud Services to its customers.
The program enables PLDT to customize its cloud service packages combining Microsoft Cloud services with its own product offerings to answer varying requirements, directly handle billing, as well as directly provision, manage, and support the solutions delivered.
This new achievement reflects PLDT’s commitment to connecting more customers to the cloud and helping them maximize its benefits.
“Cloud technologies have become increasingly popular due to its cost efficiency, reliability and ease of deployment,” shared Jovy Hernandez First Vice President & Head of PLDT ALPHA Enterprise. “Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the innovative tools and the unparalleled support they need to become more competitive and elevate their businesses, and being a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider empowers us to deliver on that promise.”
“To meet the growing demand of our cloud-based solutions, we’re thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud partners under the Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider Program,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “By joining the Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider Program, partners will deepen customer relationships and expand business opportunities in the cloud.”
PLDT’s cloud solutions portfolio is replete with a wide array of innovative cloud solutions meant to help enterprise organizations grow their business through technology. These include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Microsoft Office 365, Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). PLDT has also undergone recent infrastructure upgrades to beef up its support capabilities as it meets the growing demand for cloud solutions.
ePLDT’s superior technical support will also enable customers to get the most out of their cloud services. “As the market leader in digital infrastructure and ICT, ePLDT ensures that we deliver not only innovative solutions but also reliable support,” said ePLDT Group Chief Operations Officer Nerissa Ramos. “With our team of technical experts, we enable our customers to take full advantage of their ICT investments and harness the cloud’s capabilities to optimize gains for their business.”