5 things to know for March 17: Trintech launches German data centre, QSC migrates Intosite to the cloud, M247 launches cloud infrastructure

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Here are the five things you need to know this morning, March 17, 2020, from around the world directly to you.

Trintech launches German data centre

Trintech has announced it has invested in a data centre in the German market to meet the growing customer demands of its financial solutions in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

Trintech’s German data centre is a part of its hyper-converged private cloud platform strategy and connects to a worldwide edge network, built in partnership with Rackspace and Amazon.

“We are seeing rapid adoption and expansion of both Trintech’s large enterprise and mid-market solutions in the EMEA region,” said Derick Schaefer, Chief Technology Officer at Trintech.

“We have a continued focus on our customers’ needs and experience with our solutions, and this investment reinforces our commitment to ensuring a best-in-class experience wherever our customers are global.”

Microsoft’s AI exec to join Blackline

Cloud-based solutions firm Blackline (Nasdaq: BL) has announced that Microsoft AI executive Sophia Velastegui has joined its accounting automation software leader’s board of directors, effective March 16th, 2020, bringing the number of female directors on BlackLine’s board to three. 

Velastegui will draw on her more than 20 years of experience at global technology trailblazers Microsoft, Google and Apple to help BlackLine maintain its leadership position and guide the company through its next phase of growth. 

“Sophia has an incredible technology background and is recognized as one of the foremost engineers in the field,” said BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker. 

“She’ll bring that experience and knowledge to our board and will help ensure that BlackLine utilises the latest AI, machine learning and other predictive and emerging technologies to continue to innovate and serve our customers.  And, she shares my passion, advocating for diversity in technology and leadership.”


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Amazon invests in renewable projects in Australia, Europe, and the US

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced four new renewable energy projects in Australia, Spain, Sweden, and the US that further support Amazon’s commitment to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030 on path to net-zero carbon by 2040.

Amazon is investing globally to enable new renewable energy projects, as the company works towards net zero carbon by 2040.

Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Australia is a 60MW solar project anticipated to come online in 2021 in northern New South Wales.

Once complete, the project is expected to generate 142,000 MWh of clean energy annually, which is equivalent to the annual electricity of almost 23,000 average Australian households.

QSC migrates Intosite to the cloud

Technical service provider Intosite has bid farewell to its own data centre and is now procuring all of its IT resources by way of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) from QSC’s private cloud.

Working with QSC’s proven migration process, the move to the cloud platform was completed in four weeks.

“We need to know exactly where our data is located and nevertheless benefit from all the flexibility offered by the cloud”, said Martin Schmidt, Head of IT at Intosite.

“The geographical proximity to our company headquarters certainly made our decision to move to a cloud platform easier.

“The new infrastructure also allows us to portray individual wishes. And QSC supported us with fast and uncomplicated solutions, particularly during migration.”

M247 launches new cloud infrastructure

247Cloud has expanded its presence by launching its new cloud infrastructure, designed to accelerate customer business growth.

Kevin Paige, CTO, M247 said: “Not all clouds are created equally, and we are delighted to be able to offer our customers an unrivalled service, built to support their current and future needs.

“Our 247Cloud infrastructure offers a flexible and agile cloud operating model with the ability to scale at speed and be deployed in different ways.

“We have invested heavily in creating a future proof, agile cloud model, harnessing the very best in business-focused solutions, technical support and software partnerships.

“We are one of few providers that can offer customers cloud-ready connectivity which enhances the end to end cloud services experience with no hidden costs and around the clock integrated cloud and connectivity support from our dedicated support teams.”

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