Philippines telecom operator Globe Telecom has decided to expand data center facilities targeting enterprise customers.
Globe Telecom is looking at leveraging demand from local firms for cost-efficient and effective IT infrastructure and data processing capabilities.
Globe Telecom has started construction of two new sites in Quezon City and Cavite that are expected to be ready for service by year-end.
Globe will also be expanding existing data center facilities in Makati and Cebu.
Its data center revenue continues to increase year-on-year, with an impressive double-digit growth posted from 2010 to 2011.
The company said it currently has the most number of data centers among Philippine telcos, with five facilities across Luzon and Visayas that boast of significantly high utilization due to very strong demand.
The Globe Data Center eliminates a company's need to build, maintain and expand its own data center. Hence, customers are allowed to focus on their core businesses.
Globe offers a range of managed data center services and solutions that suit the varying needs of its enterprise customers. These include co-location, dedicated server hosting, disaster recovery services and managed security services.
"Our customers who invest in the data center have experienced huge savings in capital expenses, with significantly reduced maintenance and operational costs. This cost-efficiency advantage, along with the data center's high availability and global connectivity, is the main driver on the increasing number of companies who subscribe to the service," said Jesus Romero, head of Globe Business.
Globe recently upgraded its data center network facilities with Cisco's CRS-3 Carrier Routing System and the Nexus 7000 Series Switches. This connects the company's suite of Cloud Solutions to the world with high-capacity 10Gbps connections, making Globe the first telco in the country to deploy a terabit-level data center infrastructure through its CRS-3 routers and Nexus 7000 switches.
"The growing need for data center facilities in the country is the reason why Globe is keen to embark on expansions and upgrades. These upgrades and increase in capacity will bring the network infrastructure of our data centers to the highest levels of performance, availability and security," said Grace-Jarin Castillo, Globe Business Enterprise Segments Head.