The Gokongwei Group partnered with ePLDT, the pioneer & premier data center service provider in the country, for colocation services to support the group’s business continuity and critical infrastructure needs through its VITRO Data Center.
Gokongwei group is one of the largest and most diversified Filipino conglomerates composed of businesses spanning different industries, including food and beverages, aviation, financial services, petrochemicals, and property, among others.
It is comprised of JG Summit Holdings Inc., Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., and Summit Media which provide a wide range of products and services needed by Filipinos.
The Gokongwei Group have colocated its critical data infrastructure at ePLDT’s global-class VITRO data center facility to ensure business continuity, service availability, and optimum security that will allow them to provide uninterrupted, quality services for their end customers.
Carlos Santos, Chief Information Officer of Gokongwei Group, said that the partnership is part of the conglomerate’s continued thrust for digital transformation to better serve their customers and unlock better business growth opportunities.
The conglomerate has been implementing digital transformation initiatives for the past few years, employing major digitization efforts to bolster its business efficiency and offer more value to its customers. In 2018, the group embarked on a significant digital transformation plan which involved moving their major digital assets to the cloud.
They migrated their critical IT infrastructure to ePLDT’s world-class VITRO data center facility, acquiring multiple data center racks and other connectivity services from the PLDT Group. Their full migration to the cloud was completed last year.
ePLDT is a pioneer in the country’s data center industry, operating and growing its facilities since 2000 and establishing itself as the Philippines’ leading data center provider. It maintains the largest carrier-neutral data center network in the country with 10 globally certified data center facilities under the VITRO brand, strategically spread across the archipelago.
Moreover, ePLDT VITRO has four TIA 942 Rated 3-certified facilities – the most by any provider in the country. These facilities are likewise equipped with relevant global ISO certifications and Nexcenter certifications, which mean that they are recognized by NTT Communications as part of its Nexcenter accredited facilities that meet globally consistent data center standards in service quality, flexibility and cost efficiency.