With more and more agencies turning to cloud computing, the government is investing its resources in virtualization platform that will address the situation.

The Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) Program is preparing to buy a complete cloud solution that adheres to its whole-of-government initiative. The next generation cloud solution will have a capacity to host 1,000 virtual machines.

At present, there are 33 government agencies in the GovCloud. Although initially intended to cater only to iGovPhil-developed applications, the current setup of GovCloud is expected to scale up as the demand from agencies in need of cloud computing increases.

When the next generation cloud is already operational, it is expected that systems and services deployed in the cloud will enable more efficient operations in the government, which is what iGovPhil has envisioned since the beginning.