35 Years of Keeping Your Data Safe: Covenco Celebrates a Milestone!

Covenco 35 Years

Since 1989, Covenco has been on a remarkable journey, evolving from a niche broker of used IBM computer equipment to a leading force in data management and IT infrastructure solutions. As we celebrate 35 years in business, we take a moment to not only look back on our incredible growth and the milestones that have shaped our success but also to share the core values that have driven us forward.

From Humble Beginnings to Global Reach
Our story began in 1989 when personal computers were still relatively new, and the internet was in its infancy. Back then, our focus was on importing used IBM servers from Chile and Argentina to the UK. This initial spark ignited a passion for innovation and a commitment to exceptional service that continues to this day. We recognised the immense potential of data and its critical role in the future of business.

Covenco resource centreOver the years, we steadily expanded our offerings, moving beyond simply supplying hardware to providing comprehensive data management solutions. This strategic shift was driven by our understanding that data is the lifeblood of any organisation. Its security, integrity, and accessibility are paramount for smooth operations and achieving business goals.

Today, Covenco boasts a group turnover exceeding £20 million and a dedicated team of over 70 employees across offices in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, and the USA. This global reach allows us to serve a diverse clientele, ensuring their data is protected and readily available regardless of location. We pride ourselves on fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment, where each team member’s expertise contributes to our overall success.

A Commitment to Unwavering Security
Our unwavering commitment to data security is a cornerstone of our philosophy. We understand that data breaches can have devastating consequences for businesses, leading to financial losses, reputational damage, and even legal repercussions. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure the information entrusted to us is safeguarded with the utmost care.

Veeam Platinum Partner In the UK

Our dedication to information security management best practices is evident in our achievement of full ISO 27001 accreditation. This internationally recognised standard outlines a rigorous framework for implementing and maintaining robust information security controls. Earning this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to protecting sensitive data and mitigating security risks.

Furthermore, we hold coveted partnerships with industry leaders like IBM (Gold Business Partner) and Veeam (Platinum Partner). These partnerships are not simply badges of honour; they represent a deep collaboration and a shared commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions. Our team members work closely with representatives from both IBM and Veeam to stay updated on the latest advancements in data management and IT infrastructure. This ongoing knowledge exchange ensures we can provide our clients with the most effective solutions available.

An Extensive Inventory to Meet Your Needs
We understand that every business has unique IT infrastructure requirements. That’s why we maintain a vast inventory exceeding 40,000 items, allowing us to cater to a wide range of needs. Whether you require new or refurbished hardware from leading vendors like IBM, HP, Dell/EMC, Lenovo, and Cisco, we have the resources to keep your systems running smoothly.

Our commitment extends beyond simply supplying hardware. We offer comprehensive support services to ensure your IT infrastructure functions optimally. Our team of certified engineers can assist with installation, configuration, and ongoing maintenance, freeing you to focus on your core business activities.

Responsible IT Asset Management
As a company dedicated to data security, we also recognise the importance of responsible IT asset management. Our comprehensive Asset Disposition (ITAD) and lifecycle services offer a secure and environmentally friendly way to dispose of old or unwanted IT equipment.

Our ITAD process adheres to the strictest industry standards, ensuring all device data is completely destroyed using certified erasure techniques. We also prioritise responsible recycling of hardware components, minimising our environmental impact. By partnering with Covenco for your ITAD needs, you can be confident that your data is safeguarded, and your hardware is disposed of responsibly.

Safeguarding Your Business-Critical Data
At Covenco, we take immense pride in managing over 2 Petabytes of customer data. This tremendous responsibility fuels our unwavering dedication to developing robust data protection, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery solutions.

We understand that data loss or downtime can be crippling for businesses, leading to lost productivity, revenue disruptions, and reputational damage. That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of data protection solutions, tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Our solutions leverage industry-leading technologies to ensure your data is continuously backed up, readily recoverable, and protected from a wide range of threats, including ransomware attacks, hardware failures, and natural disasters.

With Covenco as your trusted partner, you can rest assured that your business-critical information is always accessible and secure.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Data Management
The world of data management is constantly evolving, driven by advancements in technology and the ever-growing volume of data businesses generate. At Covenco, we remain committed to staying at the forefront of this dynamic landscape.

Today, Covenco is constantly adapting to changing trends and demands, including:

  • The Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): AI and ML are revolutionising data management by automating tasks, identifying patterns, and predicting future trends. We are actively exploring how to integrate these technologies into our solutions, enabling us to offer clients even more sophisticated data protection, analysis, and reporting capabilities.
  • The Growing Importance of Data Privacy: Data privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA are becoming increasingly stringent. We are committed to helping our clients navigate this complex regulatory environment by providing solutions that ensure data privacy compliance and empower them to manage user consent effectively.
  • The Cloud’s Expanding Role: Cloud computing transforms how businesses store and access data. We are continuously expanding our cloud-based offerings, allowing clients to leverage the scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of cloud solutions while maintaining the highest levels of security across Private, Hybrid and traditional cloud solutions.
  • The Need for Holistic Data Management Strategies: Businesses are no longer working with data siloed in different departments. A holistic approach is essential for maximising the value of data. We are developing comprehensive data management solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure and provide a unified view of all data assets.

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Investing in Our People and Innovation
We recognise that our greatest asset is our team of talented and dedicated employees. We are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and development, ensuring our team members possess the latest skills and knowledge to navigate the evolving data management landscape.

Furthermore, we actively invest in research and development, exploring new technologies and solutions that can further enhance our offerings. This commitment to innovation ensures we remain at the forefront of data management and provide our clients with the most advanced and effective solutions available.

A Thank You to Our Valued Clients
As we celebrate 35 years in business, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our valued clients who have placed their trust in Covenco. It is your continued support that has fuelled our growth and success. We are committed to exceeding your expectations by delivering exceptional service, innovative solutions, and unwavering data security.

Here’s to another 35 years of keeping your data secure and your IT infrastructure functioning flawlessly! We look forward to partnering with you on your data management journey and helping you unlock the true potential of your information assets.

In the meantime, look out for our invitations to join Covenco on one of our popular webinars.