PT&T, Virtalus partner to provide local enterprises with cloud solutions

By: Roderick Abad
October 28, 2019

AMERICAN company Virtalus has tied up with homegrown firm Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Co. (PT&T) to provide public and private cloud solutions for the local market.

“Our partnership with Virtalus enables PT&T to launch value for money cloud services to empower more businesses,” said James Velasquez, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of PT&T.

“By partnering with an established global IT [information-technology] service provider, this is yet another milestone for PT&T in innovating our services for our customers. We can expect more key initiatives such as this as we venture further in the IT space,” he added.

Virtalus CEO Mazhar Durrani expressed excitement with the partnership with PT&T, seeing it as something that will “bring immeasurable value to their customers.”

He said, “Virtalus has helped companies all over the world in developing, deploying and managing their cloud resources with efficiency and scale.”

Durrani said local telco giant PT&T represents another opportunity for them to grow in the Asian market.

Apart from the Philippines, Virtalus designs and deploys cloud infrastructure solutions that have been providing software defined data center services to organizations globally, including those in the United States, Mexico, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Its flagship architecture, Virtalus HyperCX Bento, simplifies data hub operations, streamlining the deployment, management and scaling of data center resources—delivering better cloud performance at a reasonable cost.

Early this year, PT&T partnered with 5GS Security Inc. to offer cyber-security solutions to local enterprises.

5GS delivers these cyber-security solutions, both hardware and software: Multidimensional Security System, Ground Security-Personnel Access Control, Ground Security-Vehicle Access Control, Ground Security-Perimeter Protection, Medium/Low Airspace Protection (anti-drones), Computer Network/Online Protection, Security Visualization and Security Operations Center.

With a 25-year franchise, PT&T establishes, maintains and operates both wired and wireless telco systems for domestic and international communications in the country.

Its existing network and infrastructure, spanning over 10,000 kilometers of pure fiber optic cables, allow PT&T to meet the network demands of customers in the Greater Manila area, and nearby towns in North and South of Luzon.

News source: BusinessMirror