PLDT launches VITRO data center in Mindanao

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

PLDT in the Philippines has opened its first data center in Mindanao and the telco’s eight in the country.

PLDT said it will soon operate two more facilities in Clark and expand its Cebu data center, bringing the PLDT Group’s data center total count to 10 with over 9,000 rack capacity – the largest in the country.

The new VITRO data center in Mindanao, launched last week, will easily cater to the growing data service requirements of thriving industries in the south.

“Digital technologies and platforms are changing enterprise operations and how businesses grow and protect their digital assets,” Eric R. Alberto, PLDT chief revenue officer and ePLDT president and CEO said.  

“We’re particularly optimistic of the thriving industries in Mindanao and we hope to further boost this economic development by providing the region the solid foundation for their much needed digital infrastructure.”

The new facility is a Tier 2 facility designed to meet global data center standards required by industries with heavy data-security requirements like banks and financial institutions.

It will serve hosting, collocation, and business continuity services for enterprises in Mindanao, and can serve as a secondary backup location for businesses with data already housed in other data centers across the country, PLDT said.

Already operational, the data center can now provide the necessary boost to the region’s businesses with services critical to operating and handling ICT requirements.

The facility can improve operational efficiencies through professionally managed IT services, and enable businesses to grow their operations in a more cost effective manner through colocation of their server requirements.

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