PLDT, IBM Partner to Drive Enterprise IaaS in Philippines


Philippines telecoms and multimedia service provider PLDT is further enabling the country’s digital economy with a renewed partnership with IBM Philippines that will help towards driving leading enterprise with a wider suite of cloud-based services akin to ICT-advanced economies.

Through the enhanced partnership, PLDT enterprise clients can leverage on IBM’s Cloud offerings and solutions through Softlayer Infrastracture-as-a-Service (IaaS) giving them a wider choice and flexibility in implementing a cloud environment suited to their business.

“The country is undoubtedly ready to lead a digital economy evident in our culture of being sociable, curious, creative, tech-savvy, and innovative. With some of our clients already enjoying the benefits of cloud, there has been positive impact on their bottomline because of operational efficiencies and lowered operating costs that have helped them manage their businesses better,” said PLDT EVP and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto.

“Together with IBM’s unique Softlayer Baremetal offerings, we hope to better evangelize cloud benefits and help more Filipino enterprises to integrate cloud into their business and enable them move ahead in the competitive digital era,” he added.

Businesses can opt to roll out the full-range of SoftLayer infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services and networking that can lower costs of implementing their own ICT infrastructure.

The IBM Cloud, offered through PLDT Cloud, gives organizations the speed and security of expanding its IT capacity based on dynamic needs such as seasonal demand. Philippine businesses will also benefit from cost efficiencies delivered by the on-demand and pay-as-you-go model as the cost can lower depending on the time of usage that they need the service.

“We are optimistic of the value of this partnership for the businesses and the entrepreneurs in appreciating the advantages of adopting a flexible cloud environment,” President and Country General Manager of IBM Philippines said Luis Pineda.

“We are bringing a full suite of leading-edge cloud solutions to best answer the growing needs of businesses today from scalability, performance, and security requirements, easing the transition of business owners to implement Cloud-driven operations.”

PLDT has been leading the local front in offering innovative Cloud-based services to leading large and small-and-medium enterprises in the country offering an array of tailor-fit business solutions for critical industries. Since 2012, the PLDT Cloud has introduced various enterprise-grade cloud solutions in the market that supported operational efficiency and mobility to companies in leading industries such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Microsoft Office 365, Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), and the Oracle Suite. Such solutions have successfully integrated the cloud services in business operations that are well supported by the PLDT Group’s diverse service offerings and expansive network.