IBM and Solar Entertainment Corporation, a broadcast media and content provider engaged in free TV broadcasting, cable TV broadcasting, and International film distribution, announced today a managed subscription services agreement that will help Solar achieve its business growth targets in the next few years.
“œOur 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,” said Wilson Tieng, President and CEO, Solar Entertainment.
As part of the agreement, IBM will provide the necessary information technology (IT) infrastructure as the production storage system for Solar Entertainment. The managed services solution includes the provision of project management and system operation support.
“œProviding 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. “œIBM 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.”
The agreement was signed on October 5, 2011.