ePLDT’s Cebu data center gets global accreditation

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Vitro Cebu 2 is ePLDT Inc.’s 10th data center facility in the Philippines. Courtesy of ePLDT

THE digital business solutions subsidiary of PLDT, Inc. said on Friday its new data center in Cebu has been accredited by global solutions company NTT Communications.

In a statement, ePLDT Inc. said the Vitro Data Center in Cebu City is the fifth ePLDT data center to be Nexcenter-certified. The others are the data centers in Makati City, Pasig City, Parañaque City and Clark.

“All Nexcenter-accredited data centers passed rigorous in-house parameters set by NTT Communications, ensuring that all facilities meet the globally consistent data center standards in service quality, flexibility and cost efficiency,” ePLDT said.

The company noted these standards are set by international certifications and operational guidelines such as ISO and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

“Similar to other Nexcenter-certified data centers across the globe, Vitro Cebu 2 is positioned to empower both local and multinational businesses with global scalability that conforms with NTT Communications’ consistent data center standards and service quality,” ePLDT Group President and Chief Executive Officer Eric R. Alberto said in the statement.

The data center in Cebu is the newest of 10 data centers ePLDT currently has in the country. It holds 800 racks out of the company’s total rack capacity of 9,150.

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