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Published on Jan 12, 2015
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 & 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 Desktop as a Service (DaaS) will provide businesses easy access to their desktops over any device, cutting down costs of deploying and managing complex IT requirements over traditional PCs. An offline mode also lets users 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 “Bring Your Own Device” (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 highlighted.
With companies often undergoing technology refresh or company-wide updates every three to five years, this necessity to stay updated often entails high costs. 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 trusted 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. 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,” said Emmanuel Portugal, Country Manager, Philippines, VMware.
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 Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) ensuring customers of world-class business continuity.
For more information, visit www.pldtcloud.com