Globe’s new public cloud platform was put to the test via the “Globe Devathon” at the Globe Valero Telepark last week where top developers, IT professionals, students, business managers, and members of the Globe Labs community set up applications using readily-available app templates.
Touted as a “game-changer” in cloud computing, the new Globe Business local public cloud developer platform expands the company’s previous cloud offerings such as DIS (Dynamic Infrastructure Services) and Helix (second generation DIS).
“The Globe Business cloud platform that we will be launching is a complete public cloud ready for deployment. It runs SSD Accelerated Hyper Dense compute nodes ensuring significantly higher performance than leading cloud environments. The system is up and running and is currently installed in both Los Angeles, California, USA and locally in our MK2 data center,” declared Globe Business Head of Business Products and Services Francisco Fernando Claravall.
Fast, robust and scalable, he said that the platform has the ability for self-subscription to build an entire cloud and launch applications from gaming to business software such as customer relationship management suites in less than two minutes. After signing up, a user can assume the role of being an administrator, who can then add new app templates and make it available to customers anytime.
Claravall adds that this “public cloud platform is ideal for developers, app-building entrepreneurs, solutions providers who write applications and system integrators doing freelance work for companies, especially for small and medium businesses….Companies also no longer need to purchase expensive software and equipment with limited capabilities and scalability.”
The Globe Business official outlined the benefits of the local public cloud platform, saying that it is easy to configure with a two-minute set-up time. Data redundant in the Globe Business data centers enable faster access to content and are assured of security of the highest level in the country.
The cloud platform is considered “very competitive” in terms of price points vis-à-vis the current market players and subscriptions may be maintained through credit card payments. “Billing-wise, usage can be checked and billing details can be changed anytime. The information instantly gets reflected with the payment processor and becomes effective in the next billing cycle,” Claravall confirmed.
Soon after its commercial launch, users can look forward to continuous enhancements, such as file drag-and-drop capability, adjustable storage, GCASH interface and integration for postpaid billing with the forthcoming modernized Globe IT system.
“This new platform reasserts our company’s mastery of the cloud. Globe Business is effectively enabling a complete cloud ecosystem, which will effect developer engagement and provide hybrid solutions for enterprises,” said Head of Globe Business Enterprise Segments Grace Castillo.
A press preview was also held prior to Globe Devathon during the announcement of the Globe Business MK2 data center expansion.