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Philippine Agency Turns to Virtualisation to Cut Costs
Source: futuregov.asia
Source Date: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Focus: Internet Governance
Country: Philippines
Created: Oct 15, 2013

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has recently published a tender notice to procure servers and a software for corporate virtualisation in a bid to improve operational efficiency.

 

PEZA is an agency under the Department of Trade and Industry tasked to promote investments, extend assistance, register, grant incentives to and facilitate the business operations of investors in select areas throughout the country proclaimed by the President of the Philippines as PEZA Special Economic Zones.

 

“Virtualisation is very new for us,” says Joy Alguso, Department Manager of the Management Information Service (MIS) at PEZA.

 

“The interest to move to virtualisation started when the team was invited to join conferences such as those organised by FutureGov. By meeting industry thought leaders, solution providers, and our counterparts in the region, we were able to learn various practical options on how we can further improve our organisation’s efficiency.”

 

The procurement is made up of two parts: 1) Servers and storage which costs about Php 9.3 million (USD 215,000) and 2) Software for corporate virtualisation, directory service and data centre management solution which costs about Php 2.4 million (USD 55,000)

 

“The new servers will be replacing the old ones, some of which are already six years old and are no longer capable of meeting our computing needs. Furthermore, since virtualisation reduces the number of servers we have to run, we are anticipating several cost savings on hardware, space, cooling, and energy,” says Alguso.

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