Tech titans PLDT and IBM have teamed up to offer bundled cloud-based services that are aimed to be a “targeted solution” for small and medium-sized businesses to large enterprises.
“This engagement paves the way for a new type of broadband and IT services and support that provides true connectivity and productivity in one package,” said PLDT executive vice president Eric Alberto, who also serves as ePLDT president and CEO.
PLDT customers can now access the full range of IBM Cloud solutions such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. This includes bare metal servers, shared virtual servers, and dedicated virtual servers. They have the option to add extra storage, network, security, platform management, and big data.
The on-demand, pay-as-you-go nature of the offering is envisioned to give Philippine businesses the benefit of cost efficiency, as it’s supposed to eliminate the neeed for expensive upfront IT investment, and reduces the cost of maintenance and infrastructure refreshes.
“Businesses and entrepreneurs in the Philippines are realizing the advantages of adopting a flexible cloud environment,” said Luis Pineda, president and country general manager of IBM Philippines.
IBM total cloud revenue ? covering public, private, and hybrid engagements ? was $7.7 billion over the previous 12 months at the end of March 2015. It grew more than 60% in the first quarter of 2015.