Strong demand of data centre in Philippines

Strong demand of data centre in Philippines


Philippines: Delegates at the FutureGov Forum Philippines supported plans to build a dedicated data centre for government agencies.

A data centre would slash government spend on communications – PHP 8 billion (US$182 million) – by a half, said George Kintanar, President, Chief Information Officers Forum Inc., a non-for-profit organisation of GCIOs. The idea would be to phase in shared services slowly but surely, starting with GIS as a service, he said.

On the other hand, Denis Villorente, Director, Advance Science & Technology Institute, Department of Science & Technology, Philippines, observed that while some larger agencies operate their own data centres, smaller agencies don’t have that luxury and would benefit from a consolidated data hub.

“A lot of data is going out of the Philippines because we don’t have a good local peering environment,” he added. “We’re stuck at the stage where we can provide web pages and forms online, but very few transactional services.”

Following a model similar to Singapore’s One Map project, which provides an online base map for all government agencies, the Philippines ‘One Nation One Map’ ( would be used by 23 agencies already committed to the project.

Source: FutureGov