November 6, 2018
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced it has achieved its sustainability goal of using 100 percent renewable energy at its data facility operating within Switch’s Data Centers (NYSE: SWCH). Because Switch is powered by 100 percent clean energy, Rimini Street operations at Switch’s Data Centers result in zero greenhouse gas emissions. To mark the achievement, Switch issued its proprietary Sustainability Certificate to Rimini Street. The Company moved its primary data to Switch’s Core Campus in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2015.
This sustainability certificate recognizes that Switch retired over 280 geothermal and solar renewable energy credits between 2016 and 2017 on behalf of Rimini Street, making the company’s energy consumption 100% green at Switch’s data center facility. These renewable energy credits comply with Greenpeace’s principles of locality, additionality, and sustainability, and were generated by Nevada solar farms and geothermal power plants. A Renewable Energy Credit (REC) is proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource and delivered to the energy grid. Each REC is independently tracked and verified. A REC represents the environmental attributes of the power produce from eligible renewable projects and may be sold separately from the electricity produced from the source.
“Migrating our data centers to Switch has enabled Rimini Street to reduce our carbon footprint and overall environmental impact,” said Steven Salaets, senior vice president, Global Security & Compliance, and CIO at Rimini Street. “We are honored to accept the Switch Sustainability Certificate for 100 percent renewable energy, which reinforces our commitment to conducting business responsibly. Rimini Street moved its primary data to the Switch Data Center to assure our mission-critical data is housed in one of the most secure, protected facilities in the world.”
“Helping environmentally conscious companies like Rimini Street achieve their own sustainability goals of 100 percent renewable energy usage by being in Switch’s 100 percent green energy powered data centers is a core value of our company,” said Switch executive vice president of Strategy, Adam Kramer. “Switch’s advanced power and cooling technologies, remarkable power usage effectiveness ratings, and high-density rack configurations allow customers such as Rimini Street to fit their IT equipment into a smaller footprint while dramatically reducing their energy consumption.”
About Rimini Street, Inc.
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit https://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI)
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