IBM Philippines and Solar Entertainment
Solar Entertainment Corporation last December 5, 2011, signed IBM Philippines to managed subscription service agreement to help the broadcast media and content provider with its storage solution requirements.
Solar Entertainment Corporation CEO and President Wilson Tieng said, “Our partnership with IBM allows us to increase the storage capacity our IT broadcasting operations require to keep both short-term and long-term archives and databases of shows for all our channels. The additional storage equipment ties in with our growth plans as we intend to keep our audiences continuously happy with the variety of shows we line up everyday. Our operations team is also freed up from manually updating and maintaining our databases and we don’t need to worry about technology obsolescence, because IBM manages and supports our storage requirements for the foreseeable future.”
According to Solar’s Technical team, they are using approximately more than 1 Terabyte of storage as part of their daily requirements in archiving data, media and databases in which they will be needing more or less 430Terabytes of storage space in the next 365days.
“Providing the necessary storage capabilities and helping manage their archiving infrastructure will enable Solar Entertainment to focus on their core business, while taking advantage of exceptional operational efficiencies and cost savings,” said James Velasquez, Country General Manager, IBM Philippines. “IBM is excited to work with Solar Entertainment on this strategic project as they continue to improve and expand their business to provide top notch entertainment for Filipinos.”