PLDT partners with Microsoft and Dimension Data to launch private cloud computing solutions

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One of the biggest problems that businesses face is creating and managing their IT infrastructure. Solutions and applications like Microsoft Exchange for enterprise level applications require large amounts of capital to implement. In businesses that already have programs like Microsoft Exchange for example, 60% of them use the older version, with the cost of licenses being the main hurdle. But what if businesses could turn these capital expenditures to operating expenditures, allowing them to expand their software capabilities without shelling out ridiculous amounts of money building their infrastructure?

PLDT, together with Microsoft and Dimension Data has the answer under the PLDT AppFarm Private Cloud Services portfolio. The service includes Microsoft’s productivity and infrastructure software offerings which include the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2010, Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. Under the three-way agreement, PLDT will carry and distribute Microsoft applications under a service provider licensing agreement (SPLA) while Dimension Data will provide the necessary infrastructure and technical support for all projects using its “Onecloud” framework.

The service model is based on a “Private-Cloud” approach, where businesses can fully outsource end-to-end implementation of their chosen Microsoft solutions on a turn-key arrangement, all the whil ensuring complete data security and maintaining full control of the system, with the infrastructure residing at their own premises.