More local firms shifting to hybrid cloud platforms | Inquirer Technology

More local firms shifting to hybrid cloud platforms

/ 04:17 AM December 16, 2015

AN INCREASING shift to hybrid cloud platforms leads the list of 2016 trends in the Philippine information and communications sector next year, according to IP Converge Data Service Inc.

IP Converge, which also cited more innovative IT enterprises and better government support for the IT sector, said the trend for hybrid services was rooted on the perception that the public cloud was not suited to the needs of Asian companies.

The current hybrid model involves storing all mission critical data in the private cloud, while non-mission critical data are stored in the public counterpart, it said.


“The Philippines ranks 33rd most attacked country in the world. A hybrid cloud, one that also includes a DDoS mitigation system, will best respond to the ICT demands of an Asian enterprise,” IPC president Rene Huergas said in a statement on Monday.


According to Frost & Sullivan more than half of Asian enterprises intend to adopt hybrid cloud solutions in 2016. This translates to a market value of $25.7 billion up to $65.2 billion in 2019.

The company tagged 2016 as a period that would see a more dynamic IT business sector in the Philippines.

“IT businesses in the country are beginning to introduce great ideas, cloud-based or otherwise, to the market. This points to an industry that has the right values that will allow it to survive in a very competitive arena,” Huergas said.

Moreover, it said developments with regards to government support “indicate a focus on security and regulation in IT.”

Primarily, Executive Order 189 Series of 2015 calls for the creation of the National Cybersecurity Inter-Agency Committee, which complements the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

The said committee is tasked to assess the country’s cybersecurity strengths and vulnerabilities, and to enhance public-private partnerships in the field of information sharing involving cyber attacks and threats.


“This development will help data-sensitive organizations and enterprises that offer cybersecurity services, such as DDoS mitigation. For our part, it will help us get a clearer picture of how cybercrime operates in the Philippines and allow us to provide better service,” Huergas said.

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