PLDT partners with NEC Philippines for cloud solutions

Telecoms leader PLDT has partnered with NEC Philippines, Inc., wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), to enhance its portfolio of cloud services with the launch of its own cloud infrastructure.

PLDT’s IaaS or Infrastructure-as-a-Service enables enterprises to reduce their IT infrastructure or management expenses, with computing resources such as virtual data centers and machines in a cloud network that can simply be accessed and managed from any web browser.  This solution allows for the rapid deployment as well as immediate scaling when the number of users increases; enterprises also enjoy computing power on demand, paying only for actual usage while still enjoying full control of these computing resources.

NEC Philippines will provide and maintain the Cloud Computing Infrastructure for PLDT’s IaaS offering.  NEC was selected after a rigorous evaluation given its capabilities in IT and networking solutions, as well as its expertise in managing cloud solutions and supporting other telecom operators around the world.

This implementation at PLDT is the first cloud project for NEC in the Philippines. PLDT’s public cloud service is envisioned to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing technology locally, as it would bring the benefits of cloud computing to a wider audience.

Photo shows (from left) Eric Alberto, PLDT Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise and International & Carrier Business; Napoleon L. Nazareno, President and CEO of PLDT and SMART; Kiyofumi Kusaka, President of NEC Philippines, CEO of NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., and Associate Senior Vice President of NEC Corporation; and Leonardo Santos, Executive Vice President of NEC Philippines during the formal contract signing held at the PLDT head office.