Web hosting firm Web.com.ph recently tapped ePLDT unit IP Converge Data Services Inc. to co-locate their servers in the latter?s data center facilities.
Originally co-located in the United States, the company fully migrated its servers to the Philippines to address connection, stability, latency, and data sovereignty issues.
According to IPC chief operating officer David R. de Leon, it is imperative for companies like Web.com.ph who rely on the Internet to generate revenue, to have access to stable and secure digital infrastructure.
Under the deal, IPC will be hosting Web.com.ph?s servers in their data centers and will handle the necessary measures to preserve business continuity such as power, cooling, bandwidth, physical infrastructure, data security, among others.
IPC?s flagship data center located in Paranaque City is accredited by Japan?s NTT Communications as one of its over 140 Nexcenter facilities around the world. The company is also certified for ISO 9001 and 27001, which pertain to Quality Management Systems and Information Security Management Systems respectively.
De Leon said that by co-locating in IPC?s data centers, Web.com.ph?s customers can expect Internet service quality and speeds as a result of IPC’s data communications network that?s peered with all major domestic and international carriers in the region.
IPC operates its own Asia Pacific network with bandwidth capacity on multiple undersea cable facilities.
Founded in 2004, Web.com.ph, currently serves as the Internet domain provider of over 6,000 clients.
?With our servers being co-located abroad, it was an ongoing challenge serving Philippine clients due to connection issues. We addressed this with our partnership with IPC. They have the cost advantage along with the stability of the platform. What made us partner with them, to summarize, are: cost and top-notch infrastructure,? said John Henry Ose?a, president and systems administrator of Web.com.ph.
?Since the servers are hosted here, it?s faster compared to our competitors in the US, and our clients recognize this through the stability of their domains. Also, thanks to the happy customers brought by the enhanced connectivity and stability, we?ve had an increase in referrals which in turn helps our company to grow further.?
A local cloud services pioneer in the country, IPC owns and operates three state-of-the-art data centers, located in Makati, Para?aque, and at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.