Keepit | March 17, 2023
Keepit, the market leader in cloud data protection and management, announced today that all of its data centers located in the Americas and EMEA are now powered by 100% renewable energy. Keepit operates 10 data centers across the U.S., Canada, Germany, the UK, and Denmark. The data centers are powered by energy sources that fall under local renewable energy guarantee schemes: GoOs (Guarantees of Origins) in the EU, REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) in the UK, and RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) in the U.S. and Canada.
Keepit’s move to power its data centers with 100% renewable energy is part of a growing trend among tech’s biggest players to use clean energy wherever possible. Keepit reached this important green energy milestone ahead of other cloud-based backup vendors who store customer backups with Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. The three tech giants aim to become 100% emission-free between 2025 and 2030.
“Powering our data centers with clean energy has always been a priority for Keepit, so we’re proud to have reached this important goal of executing on our mission to be an ecologically responsible company,” said Jakob Østergaard, Keepit's CTO. “Providing our customers with cost-effective and reliable cloud-based backup and recovery solutions is made even more appealing to customers by knowing we’re delivering on our commitment to operate carbon-free.”
Keepit recognizes the importance of limiting the environmental impact of cloud service operations and that reducing the carbon footprint is an important step in addressing the issue. “In addition to providing the best cloud backup solution out there, Keepit wants to set an example for the industry to show that it is indeed not just possible, but feasible in every way — including financially — to move to fully renewable energy for powering our data centers,” Jakob Østergaard said.
Keepit is a Software-as-a-Service company that protects cloud data for organizations, ensuring business continuity and access to information. Keepit is the world’s only independent backup and recovery solution and keeps data tamper-proof and resilient to cyberattacks and human error. Headquartered in Copenhagen with offices and data centers globally, Keepit is trusted by companies worldwide and across all industries to protect and manage their SaaS data.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Alkira | February 17, 2023
Cloud networking pioneer Alkira has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Networking Competency status in the Network Connectivity category. The designation acknowledges that Alkira has demonstrated AWS technical expertise and customer successes as a Software as a Service (SaaS) network provider.
Alkira CEO and Co-founder, Amir Khan, said, "Alkira, recognized by AWS as a true network SaaS offering, is built for the cloud and consumed as a service with no hardware or software to install—ever." He added, "All you have to do is draw and deploy your network from our digital design canvas, and you’re up and running in no time."
Alkira's fully automated global unified network infrastructure allows organizations to connect to AWS and Amazon Virtual Private Clouds via an intuitive point-and-click interface within minutes. Alkira's pay-as-you-go SaaS offering delivers agility, scale, and cost-effectiveness to organizations that want to connect, unify, and scale their network to AWS infrastructure. Alkira is available on the AWS Marketplace.
Alkira is regarded as a pioneer in cloud networking as a service. Their enterprise network is entirely cloud-based, connecting multiple clouds, sites, and users. The network is managed using familiar network administrator controls, policies, and security, and it can scale instantly as needed. This network is provided as a service, so there is no need to install new hardware, download software, or learn a new cloud architecture. Alkira's solution is trusted by Fortune 100 companies, leading system integrators, and global managed service providers.
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NetApp | February 10, 2023
On February 09, 2023, NetApp, a global cloud-led, datacentric software announced the upcoming availability of the NetApp AFF C-Series, a new line of capacity flash storage options that provides low-cost all-flash storage, and NetApp AFF A150 is a new entry-level storage system in the family of all-flash systems of AFF A-Series which is ideal for Mid-size business and Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO).
The new NetApp AFF C-Series has flash performance while being cost-effective and efficient. This signifies that the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lower, and there is less space needed for storage. This family of capacity flash arrays is also available with ONTAP One, an all-in-one license that includes all NetApp software. ONTAP One is one of the most complete software suites on the market. Customers can modernize their data center by choosing the right storage (capacity flash, performance flash, or hybrid) for their VMware, database, and file workloads. This storage runs on NetApp ONTAP, and for a seamless hybrid cloud, the experience is managed centrally by NetApp BlueXP.
Additionally, NetApp announced its new portfolio storage program NetApp Advance, which assures best-in-class delivery for customer ownership experience and on-premises environments for future cost-effectiveness. This further gives customers flexibility and allows them to safeguard their storage investment from the C-Series, AFF A150, FAS systems, or other newly acquired AFFs. Furthermore, NetApp confirms that workload efficiency goals are fulfilled, or NetApp will fix this at no cost to the customer.
The NetApp AFF C-Series, comprised of the AFF C400, AFF C250, and AFF C800, provides guaranteed storage efficiency to improve an organization's storage, seamless scalability on-premises for performance, and best-in-class security with ransomware protection to keep critical data safe, protected, and available.
NetApp Advance is now available, and the NetApp AFF C-Series family and NetApp AFF A150 will be in March 2023. Additionally, in Q4 FY'23, NetApp, and Cisco plan to add these storage options to FlexPod, the best-integrated infrastructure solution on the market.
NetApp is a cloud-led and data-centric software company, it empower organizations to lead with data in the age of fast-tracked digital transformation. The company offers systems, software, and cloud services that help them run their applications well from the data center to the cloud, and if they are moving to the cloud, developing in the cloud, or making their own cloud-like experiences on the premises. In addition, NetApp helps organizations build their data fabric and securely send the correct data, services, and applications anytime, anywhere, to the right people and with solutions that work in many different environments.