DataOne Asia, the leading independent provider of managed technology services, officially launched CloudSecure, its latest business solution to the Philippine market, last July 26 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel.
CloudSecure is the most reliable, secure, convenient and most comprehensive cloud-based business productivity and communications service that comes with expert, round-the-clock support. It is also the first ever service of its kind that is available in the country today for enterprises.
This service is the result of DataOne’s collaboration with its technology partners Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, Microsoft and VMware.
Whether an organization needs software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or voice services on the cloud, DataOne has got it covered.
With CloudSecure, Philippine-based companies of any size can now operate seamlessly and more productively without the need to purchase additional hardware, invest in expensive infrastructure, or hire additional manpower to maintain the system.
DataOne’s CloudSecure offering is a distinct cloud service because it is hosted within the country (in-country), it is highly-secure, affordable and has an efficient and dependable IT support that is available 24/7.
“This solution completes our services in data center management, computing, voice and financing, making DataOne the ideal long-term technology partner for large and medium-size enterprises,” said Cyril Rocke, president and chief executive officer.
Rocke believes that DataOne is prominently figuring in the industry as more and more Filipino companies seek CloudSecure to address their computing needs and challenges.
“I really think that the Philippines is on its way to becoming a mature market for the cloud. Interest about CloudSecure is very strong and positive all over the country. I personally saw how it is gaining traction even outside Metro Manila,” he said.
“The company is definitely very bullish on the market. I see the demand rising both from the corporate and government sectors. Clearly, opportunities are rife for the company,” Rocke said.
In fact, DataOne has recently inked a partnership agreement with its affiliate, Bayan Telecommunications, to tap on the SME customers nationwide for CloudSecure.
Touted as the next wave business technology model, cloud computing simplifies computing by moving systems and data to secure data centers, accessible from anywhere via the internet.
With the cloud, large and small companies have access to powerful computing resources and applications supported by experts either for short or long-term durations.
DataOne, a company formed by the Keppel Group of Singapore, has been providing IT and data infrastructure support to a wide range of businesses in the country with the launch of its data center in 2002. It is also the first company to launch an enterprise voice service under the brand name VoiceOne in 2007. All its facilities are housed in its high-end Tier 3 and ISO-certified headquarters in Quezon City.
It is for these reasons that Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) has signed on with DataOne for CloudSecure.
FBDC is the main developer of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), the 240-hectare world-class business district being developed in the former army camp in Taguig City.
According to Paul Valencia, FBDC IT manager, their company thought of looking into a cloud service to answer the company’s additional requirement of their data network especially on hardware, staffing, time and maintenance.
“BGC is growing, the city never sleeps. Unfortunately, I have to sleep,” he said.
“With DataOne’s CloudSecure, I was provided with that luxury to rest at night knowing that the services are there, running smoothly without my intervention,” Valencia said.
He said the primary considerations for choosing DataOne as a service provider was the fact that it is based in the country, their data center is in-country and the solution they need was readily available.
“DataOne is one of the well-known hosting providers. They have already worked with our partners and they have a good reputation in managed services. Plus, talent was there, they have a helpdesk and they delivered the goods on time,” Valencia revealed.
The clincher in the deal, he said, was being able to convince the management that DataOne’s solution will mean that FBDC will no longer need to construct a data network which translated to significant savings for the company in the process.
“All I can is that with DataOne, it was as simple as just getting a cellphone plan — no hassle at all, whether in legal or technical areas,” Valencia said.
“We are very pleased that FBDC has trusted us with their cloud computing requirements. This clearly shows that we provide high-quality enterprise products that the local market can count on,” Rocke said.