PLDT to open data center in Cebu in April

February 22, 2018 - 2:10 PM
The PLDT logo is displayed at its main building in Makati City. INTERAKSYON FILE PHOTO

MANILA – PLDT, Inc. is scheduled to open its 10th Vitro data center in the country in April.

In a statement, the telecommunications giant said ePLDT’s newest data center, located in Cebu, will provide additional 800 racks capacity. This will add to the 8,300 racks it currently has in its first site in Cebu, along with data centers in Pasig, Parañaque, Taguig, Subic, Clark, Davao and Makati.

“Visayas and Mindanao are homes of the most vibrant industries and business communities who greatly contribute to the country’s economic growth. We’ve seen the traction of data center services being utilized in the operations and business continuity plans of the region’s local enterprises,” PLDT Group Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President and CEO Ernesto R. Alberto was quoted as saying in a statement.

Mr. Alberto said ePLDT’s expansion addresses the rising need for data center services in the region.

The new VITRO data center will have 11 layers of physical security and employ the use of biometric devices equipped with finger vein recognition technology. It will also have 200 Disaster Recovery Seats to address the business continuity requirements of Cebu-based enterprises.

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