Globe, Amazon Web Services announce strategic agreement

A win for Globe Business consumers

Globe Telecom, through its official cloud company Cascade, has announced a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offerings. Globe and Cascadeo’s collaboration with AWS is expected to deliver a wide range of cloud-based solutions and expertise to help businesses digitally transform and stay competitive in a digital future.

Through the collaboration, AWS will help Globe and Cascadeo will ensure that its team and services can cater to the growing demand for cloud solutions. Achieving more AWS certifications will further strengthen Globe and Cascadeo’s team of cloud consultants, engineers, architects, and developers, who can help enterprises solve complex business challenges. Globe can also accelerate its transformation into a leading converged ICT solutions provider of connectivity, cybersecurity, and the Cloud—increasing customer adoption of AWS in the Philippines and the US.

AWS will invest in an existing pool of trained and certified professionals from Globe and Cascadeo, whose customers will benefit from accelerated business transformation and modernized IT services. The collaboration will enable Globe and Cascadeo to assist customers in building a comprehensive path to the Cloud, and entails trained cloud support teams taking customers through a series of steps: defining their business strategies; building their cloud migration roadmaps; optimizing their move to the Cloud; and, finally, implementing a modernized approach for ongoing operational excellence.

‘’This initiative will provide our customers with innovative solutions and services to facilitate their cloud adoption and drive valuable results,” explained Ernest Cu, President & CEO of Globe Telecom. “As part of our collaboration with AWS,  we will fully equip our cloud professionals with skills and expertise to serve businesses in need of assistance, no matter where they are on their cloud journey.”

Globe Telecom, with its cloud company—Cascadeo, entered a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the photo from left to right are Conor McNamara, Managing Director, ASEAN at AWS; Ernest Cu, Globe Telecom President & CEO; and Jared Reimer, Founder and President of Cascadeo.

Cascadeo—recently recognized as a niche player in Public Cloud IT Transformation Services in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant—is currently an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP). The Strategic Collaboration Agreement with AWS will boost both Globe and Cascadeo’s go-to-market strategy, as well as their technical expertise. The collaboration will further help both companies address relevant business needs that will drive digital transformation for enterprises to remain resilient and adapt to the next normal. Globe and Cascadeo can assist customers at any stage of their cloud adoption journey by leading with data-driven insights and extensive experience in cloud migration, design, architecture, workload, and applications management on AWS.

“I am thrilled to further deepen our collaboration with Globe. This Strategic Collaboration Agreement, which sets out ambitious mutual goals for both our companies, paves the way for AWS and Globe to further accelerate cloud-enabled transformations for customers in the Philippines and USA. As one of South East Asia’s earliest and most progressive Cloud adopters, Globe is a trusted advisor to leading enterprises and organizations in the Philippines and we are delighted to support Globe as they help our joint customers digitally transform into cloud-native businesses,” said Conor McNamara, Managing Director, AWS ASEAN.

‘’AWS has been our primary cloud provider for years. The collaboration between AWS and Globe—the only Philippine-based AWS Partner that has entered the Strategic Collaboration Agreement—will allow Globe to accelerate the advantages of the Cloud to provide a superior customer experience while making Globe a preferred home for top cloud talent. A comprehensive accreditation and certification program will enhance Globe and Cascadeo’s capabilities and responsiveness to help catalyze our customers’ digital transformation journey,’’ shared Carlo Malana, Globe Telecom’s Chief Information Officer.

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