GreenQloud, Xeround Partner to Boost Cloud Storage Sustainability
GreenQloud and Xeround team up to help environmentally-conscious businesses access cloud-based storage technologies powered completely by renewable energy.Cloud computing and data storage specialist GreenQloud and database software developer Xeround announced a partnership to run their zero-management cloud database solution for MySQL applications on GreenQloud’s 100 percent renewable energy-powered infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). GreenQloud offers scalable high performance servers and on-demand storage with Amazon Web Services (AWS)-compatible applications program interfaces (APIs) and a user-friendly management console. The company, based in Iceland, claims it is the only cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider powered completely by renewable energy and GreenQloud also provides its customers with a feature allowing them to monitor energy metrics and carbon emissions savings. GreenQloud is targeting customers who have requirements for for web storage, backups, key-value databases and scaling web apps and want to make an investment in green IT. “Xeround simplifies management of MySQL-based applications in the cloud,” GreenQloud co-founder and chief global strategist Eirikur Hrafnsson said in a statement. “GreenQloud’s goal to clean up the Data industry by offering clean, sustainable, easy-to-use IaaS is greatly enhanced by partnering with outstanding cloud SaaS, PaaS and DBaaS services, such as Xeround." Xeround is a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for MySQL applications that offers automatic scaling and high availability. The company’s customers will now be able to select GreenQloud’s renewable energy-powered IaaS to run the Xeround Cloud Database instance. Initially, Xeround will offer its Xeround Free edition on GreenQloud, with additional plans scheduled to launch in the coming months.