VMware unveils digital blueprint for PH, bares Landbank win

Virtualization firm VMware revealed recently what it called its “new network vision” to accelerate digital transformation for enterprises in the Philippines.

Photo shows VMware Philippines country manager Victor Silvino (left) with VMware regional exec Sanjay Deshmukh

At its annual Evolve Forum at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taguig City, top VMware executives launched the Virtual Cloud Network, a “new” network approach that is expected to empower businesses in the Philippines by unlocking value from networking technologies amid an increasingly complex environment.

At the event, VMware Philippines country manager Victor Silvino also announced that the Land Bank of the Philippines has signed up as a customer to virtualize its data center facility.

Silvino did not disclose the terms of the Landbank deal but said the state-owned lender intends to maximize and make its data center more efficient through VMware’s virtualization software.

Like Landbank, VMware said organizations in the Philippines are currently embarking on digital transformation journeys to create better experiences for customers, clients, and employees, as well as to achieve better business outcomes.

This is driven by the increasing end-user connectivity, with over 50 million people accessing the Internet in the Philippines, projected to grow to 57.84 million in 2022. Thus, as organizations strive to offer more touchpoints across different devices, there are increased networking and security complexities as they move from centralized data centers to hyper distributed applications.

“To be future-ready and leverage this opportunity, businesses in the Philippines need to be equipped with the right network foundation,” said Sanjay K. Deshmukh, vice president and managing director for SEAK at VMware.

“A digital foundation built on VMware enables organizations to flex and harness new technology at the speed which it evolves without disrupting business operations. I’m very excited to announce the software-defined Virtual Cloud Network, a new network approach for the next 20 years that will provide organizations with robust and more secure connectivity,” said Deshmukh.

With a Virtual Cloud Network, VMware said businesses will be able to create an end-to-end software-based network architecture that delivers services to applications and data, wherever they are located.

“As the Philippines progresses on its digital strategic plan and smart city vision, we are committed to equipping organizations in the Philippines with the right tools to better innovate and deliver, manage, secure, and connect apps to users and data, wherever they may be,” added Silvino, a veteran tech executive.

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