PLDT Alpha Enterprise, the corporate business arm of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. unveils the new PLDT Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS).
“Traditional application development, from initial set-up to delivery, usually takes three to six months and requires the purchase of millions of pesos worth of equipment and licenses,” said Nico Alcoseba, PLDT assistant vice president and head of Corporate Business Solutions.
He added that the PLDT Cloud PaaS provides enterprises with faster speed-to-market application deployment and more flexible development through its rich development tools and application templates in a more cost-efficient manner. The company said that the PLDT Cloud PaaS now gives enterprises the ability to develop and deliver various applications with unprecedented ease.
Enterprise developers can begin creating their applications in a standard Web browser using pre-built templates, significantly reducing development lead-time, thanks to an 80-percent drag-and-drop and 20-percent coding model.
Pre-built templates on its starter package can be used instantly to develop applications for numerous organizational needs such as sales and marketing, human resources, information technology and other functional areas.
They also have an option to purchase more advanced application templates that specifically benefit industries such as banking and finance, retail and manufacturing, and real estate. PLDT Cloud PaaS is housed in the multi-certified PLDT VITRO Data Center, assuring clients of the solution’s security and reliability.
“As global business becomes even more fast-paced, it is imperative for enterprises to innovate instantly in order to stay ahead of their competition,” said Jovy Hernandez, PLDT first vice president and head of PLDT Alpha Enterprise.
PLDT Cloud PaaS is the latest addition in the PLDT Cloud portfolio, joining other solutions such as PLDT Cloud IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PLDT Cloud SaaS (Software as a Service), and the recently launched PLDT Cloud CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service).
PLDT leads the country among telco providers with more than 75,000 kilometers of fiber optic network cabling and four landing stations strategically located in the Philippines.
It also operates three VITRO Data Centers in the country, including the country’s first ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System certification from SociétéGénérale de Surveillance (SGS) ensuring customers of world-class business continuity.