PLDT taps VMware for new cloud-based desktop service for enterprises

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Photo credit: Photo credit:[/caption] To be introduced under the PLDT Cloud, ?Desktop as a Service? or DaaS will enable enterprise personnel to virtually access their desktop applications and data over the Internet or a private network giving them full use of their respective desktop over any device. ?We?ve seen notable reception of cloud technology among local enterprises, and we are constantly partnering with key IT leaders, such as VMware, to ensure our PLDT Cloud continues to be relevant and aligned to our market?s strategic thrusts,? said PLDT FVP and head of PLDT Alpha Enterprise Jovy Hernandez. In line with the growing adoption of the bring your own device (BYOD) concept among enterprises, PLDT Cloud DaaS will also have an offline mode where users can save any changes and updates on their virtual desktops that eventually syncs their progress once they connect online. ?The PLDT DaaS solution addresses the increasing adoption of the BYOD trend among enterprises, lowering the cost of ownership with the use of less expensive thin clients, and greater IT security compliance within their organization,? Hernandez said. With companies often undergoing technology refresh or company-wide updates every three to five years, this necessity to stay updated often entails high costs, PLDT said. DaaS addresses costly IT operational costs by saving on time and expenses of setting up new hardware by outsourcing the infrastructure and maintenance to a service provider. ?With the benefits of lowering operational costs and better security management among users, DaaS has increasingly gained more traction globally, including businesses in the Philippines. The inclusion of VMware-based virtual desktops in our enterprise solutions portfolio fits our aim of truly becoming the end-to-end expert ICT partner of our corporate customers,? said Hernandez. DaaS is the newest offering under the PLDT Cloud solutions portfolio which already includes 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. ?Businesses in the Philippines are looking to leverage the power of the cloud to enable their employees to get faster and easier access to applications and data, allowing for smarter decision making and delivery of customer support,? said Emmanuel Portugal, country manager for the Philippines at VMware. ?With the VMware DaaS hosted on PLDT Cloud, we are able to help them enhance business competitiveness and agility by simplifying IT so that they can deliver services at the speed of today?s business,? Portugal said. The PLDT Cloud is hosted in PLDT?s Vitro Data Centers, which received numerous international certifications including the country?s first ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System certification from Soci?t? G?n?rale de Surveillance (SGS) ensuring customers of world-class business continuity. ]]>

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