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 STORAGE
Teledyne LeCroy | February 13, 2023
The global leader in protocol test and measurement solutions, Teledyne LeCroy, announced compliance testing support for the second version of the OCP Datacenter NVMe SSD Specification (v2.0) inside the OakGate SSD test platform and from Austin Labs' testing services. OCP v2.0 expands upon OCP v1.0a by introducing new and improved validation testing criteria.
In addition, LeCroy's new OCP v2.0 compliance software package offers unmatched capability, speed, and usability for evaluating enterprise-class storage devices.
OCP v2.0 was created to enhance workload throughput and decrease latency in hyper-scale applications. Validating SSD compliance and functioning guarantees the maximum performance achievable. Using LeCroy's OCP v2.0 Cloud SSD Software Suite to test for compliance simplifies validation.
Hardware Systems Engineer at Meta, Ross Stenfort, said, "The OCP Datacenter NVMe SSD 2.0 Specification is a collaboration of hyperscaler's and OEMs to enable SSDs with improved time to market, quality and increased features in the industry."He added, "Teledyne LeCroy supporting this specification will enable suppliers to validate against the updated industry specification."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Austin Labs, the initial third-party test and validation facility for storage devices, provides tailored OCP (v1.0a and v2.0) Cloud SSD testing services to enable clients to bring thoroughly tested products to market on time and within budget. In addition, Austin Labs services from Teledyne LeCroy are intended for highly rapid corporate product testing, interoperability, and validation.
About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy is a prominent maker of innovative oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test equipment that swiftly and thoroughly check performance, confirm compliance, and troubleshoot complicated electrical systems. Since its establishment in 1964, the company has prioritized incorporating potent tools into creative solutions that accelerate "Time-to-Insight." As a result, time-to-market for a broad range of applications and end markets is drastically improved by a quicker time-to-insight, allowing users to quickly detect and rectify flaws in complex electronic systems. LeCroy, with headquarters in Chestnut Ridge, New York, has sales, service, and research & development subsidiaries throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. The semiconductor, consumer electronics, computer, military/aerospace, automotive/industrial, and telecommunications sectors use LeCroy's products.
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.