DOST to co-locate gov’t files, resources in Globe’s data center, says telco

December 16, 2014 11:48 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 16 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) project, will co-locate the government files and resources in Globe Business’ advanced and highly-secure data center, the telco said on Tuesday.

Globe said in a statement that the data center to be housed at the Globe facility is the second National Government Data Center, the government’s main information hub for all government agencies, being built by the iGovPhil.

iGovPhil project director Denis Villorente said that by co-locating in a commercial site, the government will be able to leverage the private service provider’s advanced facilities and long experience in the ICT business.

Villorente further said that the government adopted the strategy of establishing several data centers to ensure availability and redundancy for additional security and protection of government files and resources.

At present, two data centers are now up-and-running, with another one being built at a facility owned by the government.

Globe further said that after the completion and formal acceptance of the Globe data center facility by iGovPhil, government agencies are required to co-locate to the National Government Data Center starting this year.

Agencies with existing and new data center requirements are instructed to use this facility moving forward.

The facilities will serve as launching point for DOST-ICTO's other services through iGovPhil, including government email, web hosting and document management, among others.

Globe Telecom Vice President for IG Reynaldo Lugtu said that the telco is more than ready to power data and infrastructure requirements of the Philippine government.

“We are in the best position to provide mission-critical services for it, similar to what large, private corporations are also benefiting from our best-in-class cloud and data center platforms,” Lugtu said.

Globe data centers carry important global certifications which enhance the business continuity program of customers, whether in the private business setting or in the public sector.

The facilities’ industry accreditations also strengthen the assurance of Globe to its customers that their service requirements will be fulfilled.

All business practices of Globe for its data centers are also aligned with international standards as the telco ensures customer satisfaction, continuous improvement as well as implementing effective and globally-accepted processes, policies and procedures.

The project is in line with the eGovernment Master Plan, which adopts a whole-of-government approach to information and communications technology infrastructure and shared government applications for better and more efficient public service delivery. (PNA)

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