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Converge offers cloud services to businesses

Aika Rey
Converge offers cloud services to businesses

Converge

Listed fiber provider Converge ICT Solutions launches on-site and virtual cloud connectivity services for enterprise customers

Converge ICT Solutions is now offering its enterprise customers access to cloud connectivity services.

On Wednesday, October 20, the company’s enterprise arm Converge Business launched the following cloud solutions:

  • Cloud Upload Booth
  • Cloud Direct Connect
  • Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) Upload

The Cloud Upload Booth is an on-premise service where customers can upload large files to cloud service provider platforms, at a working space located at Reliance IT Center in Pasig City.

Converge said this removes the need to go to cloud regions such as Singapore just to upload large files.

The upload booth is on a pay-per-use scheme and customers may schedule appointments at least three working days before the planned use. Users would have access to a Windows PC with a LAN-based internet connection of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).

The Cloud Direct Connect, meanwhile, is a service that would connect the enterprise customer’s local IT infrastructure to a cloud service provider. This link is done in partnership with global firm Equinix, without crossing the internet.

Converge is also offering DIA Upload, which allows enterprise customers to have upload speeds twice as fast as the download speed.

The listed fiber provider said DIA Upload targets firms that utilize cloud storage for data replication or backup and those that leverage upload services such as content providers and website hosts.

“As the only pure end-to-end fiber technology provider in the country, we are committed to offering beyond just a public network. These innovative cloud connectivity services are a testament to our commitment to enterprises to help grow their businesses,” said Converge chief operations officer Jesus Romero.

Converge is aiming to double its metro backbone to 800 Gbps.

For 2021, the listed firm has allocated P20 billion for capital expenditures, network expansion, expenses for its fiber-to-the-home ports rollout to reach 35% of Philippine households, and costs for the construction of domestic subsea cables. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.