Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has launched VITRO Cebu, its first data centre outside Luzon. The setting up of a “world-class” data centre in Cebu is testament to the province’s “success as a location for business,” said Eric Alberto, PLDT executive vice president and head of enterprise and international carrier business. It also increases the infrastructure capability of Cebu as an investment destination, said ePLDT president and chief executive officer Beth Lui.
VITRO Cebu, which is housed in the PLDT compound in Mandaue City, is part of a network of data centres by the telecommunications giant. The two other centres are in Pasig and Subic. Alberto said they are looking into setting up data centres in other locations in the country, including Mindanao.