PLDT Clarktel, ePLDT and PLDT break ground on first purpose-built disaster recovery facility

PLDT Clarktel, with its strengthened partnership with ePLDT and PLDT Enterprise, recently broke ground for what is described as the first purpose-built disaster recovery facility in the country.

The facility in Clark Freeport, Pampanga is eyed to complement the daily operations of its existing data center in the region. The new DR facility, to be inaugurated by the third quarter of 2018, is eyed to have a total of 1,300 seats, which may be availed as a stand-alone service or coupled with VITRO racks.

This allows enterprises in Clark Economic Zone and neighboring communities to easily conform with global requirements and to comply with ISO 22301 or the Business Continuity Management System guidelines.

PLDT Clarktel President and CEO Boy Castañeda said that ensuring business continuity through the disaster recovery facility is imperative to delivering the best service to all stakeholders within the region.

“To further strengthen our resiliency roadmap, we recognized the need for a robust disaster recovery facility, which in the long run would help propel the region’s economic growth by ensuring organizations under our care have the confidence to resume their operations with a more comprehensive approach to business continuity,” Castañeda said.

On a separate note, Eric Alberto – President of ePLDT and PLDT-SMART Chief Revenue Officer – emphasized that Clark is the best venue to build the new disaster recovery site with its geographical attributes.