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
Involta | January 31, 2023
On January 30, 2023, an Industry leading hybrid IT, data center, and cloud computing services company, Involta, announced its flexible and robust DRaaS+ (Disaster Recovery as a Service) offering. The new three-tiered model DRaaS+ is designed to offer the right service level for securing essential business data and systems. The service offered is built on Involta's proven track record, and it has provided leading DRaaS solutions since 2015 and is an immediate result of client feedback.
Business continuity is essential for companies today, but research shows that 93% of enterprises that lost their data center for more than ten days because of a disaster went out of business within a year. Many companies without data management in the same period filed for immediate bankruptcy. Involta's DRaaS+ provides a next-gen service model that focuses on business outcomes rather than only on infrastructure delivery.
Involta's top-notch infrastructure and industry-leading software can provide this solution quickly and precisely when and where it is most needed, such as in the aftermath of a disastrous natural event or cyberattack. The additional benefits of the software include 100% infrastructure and platform SLA for all service tires, no egress fees, expert engineer guidance for DR declaration, and allowance of predictable cost structure for various compute consumption models.
Jim Buie, President, and CEO of Involta, said, "Ensuring businesses can bounce back from a disruptive event is no small feat. Staggering numbers paint a gloomy picture where most businesses will simply not survive a catastrophic data loss." He also commented, "We are delighted to offer a full range of disaster recovery services designed to offer the level of support our enterprise customers need, all housed in Involta's owned, purpose-built, enterprise-grade data centers."
Involta Founded in 2007, Involta is an award-winning national IT service provider and consulting company. It helps organizations manage, plan, and execute hybrid IT strategies using a broad range of services. The services of Involta include cloud computing, colocation, managed IT, cybersecurity fiber and network connectivity. In addition, it enables compliance and IT transformation initiatives and has industry-specific services for healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and technology. The company maintains partnerships with leading tier tech vendors and major public cloud providers such as Cisco, Pure Storage and Veeam. It is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and uses its unique resources and partnerships to provide organizations with advanced hybrid IT solutions that meet their changing needs.
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H5 Data Centers | February 16, 2023
H5 Data Centers, a nationwide supplier of colocation and wholesale data center services, has announced the expansion of Southern Telecom into its Atlanta, Georgia, data center at 355 Courtland Street. Southern Telecom is one of the region's leading telecommunications providers. This low-latency fiber optic network extension will improve clients' service in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi.
H5 Data Centers, CEO Josh Simms, said, "The extension of Southern Telecom's fiber network to 345 Courtland Street strengthens our existing interconnection ecosystem." He added, "Our Atlanta data center supports access to unique long haul fiber routes, competitive metro fiber carriers, and one of the market's leading peering exchanges."
(Source – Businesswire)
Joe Patton, Southern Telecom BDM, stated, "We are excited to work with H5 and enable their customers to gain direct access to our robust network. This collaboration positively impacts Atlanta and other cities throughout the Southeast."
(Source – Businesswire)
H5 Atlanta Colocation Highlights:
110,000 SF data center in downtown Atlanta
High-capacity, redundant utility supplies from Georgia Power's modern power grid
Datacenter at the network's edge serves networks, content firms, and cloud service providers
Access to the leading metro fiber and communications providers in the area
Access for several carriers to 56 Marietta and 180 Peachtree
About H5 Data Centers
H5 Data Centers is one of the largest owners and operators of private data centers in the U.S., with over 3 million square feet of space. Its data center and facility solutions are developed and constructed to meet customers' business and operational needs. Currently, H5 Data Centers owns data centers in Ashburn, Atlanta, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Denver, San Luis Obispo, Phoenix, San Jose, and Seattle. The firm takes selecting a data center for your mission-critical workload seriously as a strategic choice. It recognizes the need for data center space that is both adaptable and expandable enough to accommodate both current and future demands.