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Marketo Opens New Australia Data Center

Marketo Opens New Australia Data Center

San Mateo, CA – Marketo Inc., a provider of marketing software, announced the opening of its data center in Sydney, Australia.

The data center, the company said, “is key to Marketo’s international growth strategy and is part of the company’s overall investment in expanding its presence and operations in Australia and New Zealand.”

The new data center “will also mitigate risk for Marketo customers concerned about offshore data storage, enable customers to comply with their own data sovereignty mandates and to better conform to Australia’s new privacy laws,” it added.

Marketo’s last data center was opened in London in 2009 to assist its clients in complying with the European Union privacy regulations.

Earlier this year, the company unveiled a partnership with partnering with the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to develop curricula to prepare students there for careers in marketing.

The program, Marketo said, “serves as the cornerstone of Marketo’s broader strategy to create training programs focused on next generation marketing technology and strategies for students throughout the US.”

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in Europe, Australia and Japan, Marketo “is a strategic marketing partner to more than 3,000 large enterprises and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries.”


ITRenew To Open New Canadian Tech Center

Silicon Valley, CA –ITRenew Inc.’s new operations center in Toronto, Canada, is scheduled to open for business on August 1.

According to the California-based asset disposition software developer, the new Toronto facility, ITRenew will provide a full range of ITAD services including data sanitization and asset refurbishing.

As at all other ITRenew locations, a key focus when processing data center and IT enterprise systems “is to remanufacture and remarket as much equipment as possible,” according to a company statement.

Only when equipment is too old or not healthy enough for reuse will it be recycled in accordance with the facilities’ R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification and ITRenew’s zero-landfill policy. The new facility is also ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified with plans to obtain Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) certification.

“Canada is an ideal marketplace for ITRenew,” said Namki Yi, General Manager at ITRenew. “As a global company with 15 facilities in 12 countries spanning 4 continents, the expanded Canadian operation will service a market that is currently in need of comprehensive ITAD services.”

ITRenew is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) and will remarket the remanufactured systems with licensed copies of the Microsoft operating system.

“We are experiencing tremendous growth, both domestically and internationally,” said Yi. “In order to continue the high level of service our customers have become accustomed to, it is now necessary to expand our operations in various locations.”

ITRenew develops solution processes for IT asset disposition, secure data sanitization, IT asset recycling, and IT lifecycle management.

The company serves clients in a variety of business sectors including enterprise IT and data center operations; original equipment manufacturing; internet service and content; finance; media and entertainment; and healthcare.



Texas-based SoftServe Acquires German Software Developer

Austin, TX – Global software application developer SoftServe Inc. has acquired UGE UkrGermanEnterprise GmbH, a German company specializing in high quality individual software development, business software solutions, and IT consulting.

The acquisition represents SoftServe’s continuing commitment to serve the growing needs of the European market with best-in-class technology solutions and applications.

UGE UkrGermanEnterprise GmbH offers a comprehensive suite of nearshore outsourcing services from developing complex solutions to individual tailored software needs.

Additionally, UGE GmbH “provides highly skilled development teams and IT consulting on site or remotely,” SioftServe said in a statement.

Based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, UGE UkrGermanEnterprise GmbH provides high quality software solutions to their customers in banking, insurance, industry and public services industry sectors.

The company’s services range from the design of webpages via the development of web based applications up to the implementation of big and complex software solutions  The company’s list of clients includes Panasonic, Sanyo, Commerzbank, and GFT.