PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country’s leading ICT and digital services provider, officially rolled out software-defined wide-area network technology (SD-WAN), the next generation of managed data services that promise to give customers more control over their business, at the 2019 Philippine Digital Convention.
SD-WAN interconnects enterprise networks, data centers, and the cloud with each other—enabling customers to be agile despite geographical distances via a powerful and secure platform.
(L-R) NERISSE RAMOS, GROUP COO, ePLDT; ERIC ALBERTO, CRO, PLDT AND SMART, PRESIDENT AND
CEO, ePLDT; JASON SILVA, KEYNOTE SPEAKER; JOVY HERNANDEZ, SVP AND HEAD OF ENTERPRISE, PLDT
AND SMART; NICO ALCOSEBA, VP AND HEAD, PLDT DBG; JOJO GENDRANO, VP AND HEAD, ENTERPRISE
CORE BIZ SOLUTIONS; SUDEV BANGAH, COUNTRY MANAGER, PHILIPPINES AND MALAYSIA, IDC
PLDT VP and Head of Enterprise Core Business Solutions Jojo Gendrano says this brave new technology is a step forward towards providing enterprise customers the ability to better fit their data, application needs, and their budget to the underlying network service supporting those applications. Additionally, SD-WAN allows customers to be more agile by enhancing business productivity.
“Branch heavy industries like banking and finance, as well as the retail industry, can further improve data uptime especially as their applications become data dependent, centralized, or more focused to the cloud. Similarly, BPOs can better address seasonality requirements of their clientele,” Gendrano says.
Early this year, PLDT Enterprise officially partnered with global software-defined network and services provider Zenlayer, adding to the group’s already robust international offerings.
“We are very excited to introduce SD-WAN technology to the Philippine market. Local enterprises are always looking for ways to easily scale their business requirements up or down, and this will allow them to do so in real-time making for simpler, more efficient management of resources,” says SVP and Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez.
PLDT’s extensive SD-WAN portfolio and slew of partners cover international network requirements. The leading telecommunications provider also owns the largest software-defined, network-connected data centers in the country, as well as a top-notch security operations center.