Globe Business announced that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) project is co-locating the government files to Globe data center.
The data center to be housed at the Globe facility is the second National Government Data Center, Globe said.
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.
The government has adopted the strategy of establishing several data centers to ensure availability and redundancy for additional security and protection of government files and resources, said iGovPhil project director Denis Villorente.
“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 said. “Two data centers are now up-and-running, with another one being built at a facility owned by the government,” he added.
Starting this year, government agencies will co-locate to the National Government Data Center. Agencies with existing and new data center requirements are instructed to use this facility moving forward. Said 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, “Globe 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.”