HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Hivelocity | January 11, 2023
In a recent announcement, leading cloud and network infrastructure solutions provider, Hivelocity, Inc., acquired Heficed, an IaaS and Bare Metal Cloud solutions firm based in the UK. The acquisition merges Heficed’s clients, select staff, and 9 data centers with Hivelocity.
Heficed helps businesses and governmental bodies acquire, lease, deploy, and maintain IP addresses. The platform speeds up the process and lowers the expenses of providing IPs to physical and virtual infrastructure for enterprises, that need to deploy a great volume and variety of IP addresses.
Heficed’s fully customizable architecture of dedicated servers and fully-automated cloud infrastructure help to balance the workloads of businesses, with reliable hosting services on its bare metal servers in 9 locations across the globe.
Mike Archietto, CEO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity, said, "This acquisition represents a fantastic opportunity for our clients old and new.” He also added, "By combining Heficed's impressive list of data center locations and VPS hosting options with our global network of data centers and premium bare metal hosting, our world-class infrastructure solutions will now reach an even wider audience of users."
Steve Eschweiler, COO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity stated, "Heficed is a great company with great people.” He further added, “Hivelocity's acquisition strengthens our team and furthers our goal of building the building the most geo-diverse bare metal cloud in the industry. With the addition of Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria data center locations, our customers can now instantly deploy bare metal servers across six continents.”
Hivelocity provides Dedicated Servers, Colocation, and Cloud Hosting services in over 130 countries. The company has over 70,000 sq.ft of data center facilities in Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Its data centers are HIPAA, PCI, ISAE-3402, SSAE 16, SOC1 and SOC2 certified.
Element Critical | January 20, 2023
Element Critical, a data center interconnection and colocation provider, recently announced that its thorough engineering and reliability standards had passed comprehensive annual assessments. The company reaffirms its commitment to customers by earning compliance certifications, ensuring its data centers meet the necessary requirements with accredited transparency and security standards.
Due to its superior data center methods and procedures, Element Critical facilities adhere to the following industry standards:
ISO/IEC 27001: One of the most critical compliance standards for data centers, this certificate shows that a facility's policies and procedures meet data confidentiality, integrity, and availability standards.
Type II Service Organization Control: Element Critical meets security compliance standards for hosting customer data, as determined by audits across all facilities. The SOC 2 report is designed for a wide range of users who need to understand a service organization's internal control to determine processing integrity, security, availability, privacy, and confidentiality.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard: Element Critical's data centers meet the standards for protecting customer financial data, and credit /debit card transactions.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: This certification ensures sensitive patient health data and personal identification information is protected.
Many businesses and organizations depend on data centers to store and process critical information. Colocation also serves as an interconnection center and a gateway to cloud and edge applications. Companies rely on their data center providers to follow stringent security protocols reinforced by constantly updated procedures.
Shane Menking, the COO of Element Critical, states, "Element Critical data centers are run by highly trained security and engineering personnel, executing daily standard operating procedures (SOP) and site operations methods (MOP) to ensure our customers receive a secure and safe environment for their sensitive and mission-critical applications." He adds, "Earning third-party validation across all our data center facilities affirms our commitments to customer satisfaction and our dedication to meet evolving data security standards."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About Element Critical
Element Critical Founded in 2014, Element Critical is a fast-growing data center provider operating in Northern Virginia, Chicago, Houston, Austin, and Silicon Valley. The company's Tier III, hybrid IT-ready facilities are network-rich and can be maintained concurrently. Element Critical's team of industry veterans offer reliable colocation with fully customizable deployment space in various deployment sizes and densities. The organization provides a data center experience that puts customer service and solutions engineering in the spotlight.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE,STORAGE MANAGEMENT,DATA STORAGE
Amazon Web Services | December 01, 2022
At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, and Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, high performance computing and information technology infrastructure, today announced a Global Strategic Transformation Agreement that enables Atos customers with large-scale infrastructure outsourcing contracts to accelerate workload migrations to the cloud and achieve digital transformation. The multiyear, industry-first agreement extends the strategic relationship between Atos and AWS, with Atos selecting AWS as its preferred enterprise cloud provider and AWS naming Atos as a strategic partner for IT outsourcing and data center transformation. This agreement provides business and technology advisory, digital engineering, and managed services to Atos’ customers to accelerate their journeys to the cloud. AWS will also work with Atos to develop and deliver new industry solutions for IT outsourcing and data center transformation to customers globally, as well as to upskill Atos’ workforce and drive efficiencies in its data center, cloud, and security operations, including selective migration of legacy data centers and IT hardware assets.
As part of the agreement, Atos will proactively consult with more than 800 managed infrastructure services customers spanning the globe to offer a new managed, hybrid-cloud service portfolio that features the option to move selected workloads to AWS. The offering will include highly industrialized migration methodology, solution accelerators, and the companies’ combined expertise in large-scale cloud migrations to support customers as they adopt and move their workloads to AWS. Atos’ customers will be able to leverage the breadth and depth of AWS’s portfolio of services—including analytics, compute, databases, machine learning, and storage—and Atos’ expertise as a Global Systems Integrator to benefit from the flexibility, security, resilience, innovation and sustainability offered through the cloud.
As part of the strategic partnership, Atos’ employees will also be trained on AWS, scaling up their skills and knowledge to continue supporting customers on their digital transformation journeys. Over the next three years, Atos plans to train its employees to achieve more than 20,000 AWS certifications in order to expedite customers’ cloud adoption and help them leverage the advantages of the cloud.
“We are proud to strengthen our partnership with AWS in a first-of-its-kind collaboration, which is transformational in both its approach and its impact on our customers and the IT outsourcing industry. In addition, this partnership represents another significant step in Atos’ transformation. “As a trusted partner, we are offering our customers the opportunity to accelerate their migration to AWS’s powerful, proven, cost-effective, and scalable cloud infrastructure, while supporting them in their digital transformation journey.”
Nourdine Bihmane, Co-CEO in charge of the Tech Foundations Business line at Atos
“This marks the beginning of a significant transformation of the infrastructure outsourcing industry. Through our collaboration, Atos’ customers will be able to realize the benefits of moving to the cloud, including reduced operating costs and carbon emissions, as well as increased business value and accelerated digital innovation,” Ruba Borno, vice president, Worldwide Channels & Alliances, AWS. “We’re excited at the opportunity to work with Atos to upskill their workforce, helping to expand their expertise in cloud technologies so they can enable customers to build, develop, and innovate on the world’s leading cloud.”
“We are delighted to hear that Atos has signed a new strategic agreement with AWS. Having been our strategic IT partners for many years, the announcement further demonstrates Atos’ and AWS’s commitments to maximizing the potential of moving critical systems to the public cloud in terms of agility and cost effectiveness, all while minimizing environmental footprint.” Peter Brown, director of IT Operations and Infrastructure, Britvic.
Britvic is a UK Headquartered corporation that makes drinks in Great Britain, Brazil, France and Ireland and exports to more than 100 countries around the world. It owns major soft drinks brands including Robinsons squash, J20 and Fruit Shoot, and is the PepsiCo bottler in the UK.
About Amazon Web Services
For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 96 Availability Zones within 30 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 112,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea) and listed on Euronext Paris.