Vibal Wins Bid for Government CloudMarch 14th, 2017
Quezon City, Philippines. Left to right: DICT Technical Consultant Myrvin Cortes, GovCloud Programs Manager Alona Isidro, DICT Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong; DICT Assistant Secretary John Henry Naga; DICT Undersecretary Denis Villorente; Vibal CEO Gus Vibal; DICT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr., DOST-ASTI Chief of Knowledge Management Division Rene Mendoza
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) awarded the ₱373-million bid to build, operate, and transfer a complete cloud solution for the Philippine government to Vibal Group. DICT officials kicked off the Government Cloud or GovCloud project on February 28, 2017 at Microtel, UP Ayala Technohub in Quezon City.
DICT’s first signature project, GovCloud is a public service cloud infrastructure designed to reduce the cost of government technology solution, boost employee productivity, and improve online services. This project is in accordance with DICT Circular No. 2017-002, which encourages all state departments, offices, and agencies to adopt the Cloud First Policy and take advantage of scalable, on-demand cloud computing that can better serve citizens who have already embraced a digital lifestyle.
Vibal CEO Gus Vibal discussed why hybrid cloud is ideal for Philippine government ICT operations during the GovCloud Kick-Off Ceremony on February 28, 2017.
GovCloud will use a hybrid cloud strategy that offers the best of both worlds, integrating both private and public cloud. The creation of private in-country data center will ensure data security, while the off-premise public cloud will make online information and services readily available to agencies.
Vibal partners with global technology leaders Amazon Web Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Red Hat, Indra Philippines, and Philcox Philippines to realize “the biggest ICT project in the country.”
Vibal is one of the country’s key players in technology with core expertise in cloud solution. The integrated education and technology firm has worked with Bureau of Customs (BoC), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and other private institutions to develop cloud and mobile solutions.