May 27, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Verio Inc., the leading provider in delivering online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including web hosting, application hosting and Software as a Service (SaaS), has announced an agreement with ePLDT, the premier information and communications technology company in the Philippines and a subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) (NYSE:PHI), to provide Verio's global hosting solutions to its small business customers.
Under the terms of the agreement, ePLDT will offer Verio's award-winning Signature Unix and Windows® hosting plans to their customers in the Philippines and throughout the region. These hosting products will be offered as stand-alone business solutions as well as bundled with ePLDT's DSL (digital subscriber line) services. The number of small business in the Philippines currently exceeds half a million and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next several years. ePLDT expects to capitalize on this growth by providing Verio's global hosting solutions and SaaS applications to both current and potential customers as part of this new product offering.
"After evaluating several competing solutions, we quickly realized that Verio was the only choice for us given their superior technology solutions, high reliability, worldwide presence and extensive experience," said Jose Emmanuel L. Colina, Head of Product Management and Development for ePLDT. "Their customizable back end systems and world-class support allow us to deliver market leading solutions to our SMB customers while aggressively growing our business."
Verio's Global OEM program provides telecommunication companies, cable providers and other large, enterprise organizations turnkey hosting solutions specifically designed for the SMB market. This program enables companies to grow their market share by extending into new markets without adding infrastructure costs or the responsibility of managing their own hosting operations. Partners also benefit from leveraging Verio's experience and expertise as the only global hosting provider specifically focused on the SMB market. ePLDT joins the prominent list of National Carriers currently participating in the program, located in fourteen different countries and on four different continents.
"ePLDT required a hosting solution that would support their current infrastructure and would deliver the reliability that their customers have come to expect," said Peter Von der Linde, Senior Director of OEM Sales for Verio. "We are honored they have selected Verio after an extensive evaluation process and believe this partnership further solidifies our position as the global leader in outsourced hosting services, while also adding another telecommunications provider to our impressive list of OEM partners."