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New data center to protect users from internet outage — Converge

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CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. will put up another data center to protect its subscribers from internet outages in the future, its top official said.

“We decided last night, the management team, to create another data center, para hindi na maulit (to prevent this from happening in the future),” Converge Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Anthony H. Uy told BusinessWorld in a phone interview on Wednesday.

On Tuesday afternoon, the company announced that it experienced issues in its data center affecting its subscribers nationwide.

Mr. Uy said the problem was power-related. “So we immediately laid down 45 million of new cables to bypass this route, para maayos agad yan (to fix it immediately),” he added.

Converge, Mr. Uy also said, will need to create within 30 days the new small data center, “a redundancy site so that we are prepared in the event this problem occurs again.”

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“Hopefully before Christmas… Our long term solution is to provide protection and redundancy to all the networks, so we have an action plan already,” he explained further.

On Wednesday morning, the company announced that its service had been restored for residential and enterprise clients across all its areas. — Arjay L. Balinbin

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