// About SysEleven

How was it possible…

…that Macnews.de remained stable online in the early 2000s, while a huge crush of Apple fans wanted to see The Next Big Thing that Steve Jobs was introducing in his keynote?

Macnews.de founder Marc Korthaus could not avoid this question because of the growing number of visitors. The moment he employed more server admins than editors was the birth of SysEleven GmbH. Since 2007, we have taken responsibility for ensuring that applications run with performance, stability, and security – from business applications and online shops to complex applications.

To ensure the best possible basic conditions, we operate our data centers ourselves and even have our own fiberoptic ring. As performance and availability requirements increase, we are continuously and sustainably expanding our portfolio: We provide our customers with the technologies they need so they can expect flawless application operations now and in the future.

Our success has proven us right: Throughout the company’s 13 year history, SysEleven has remained owner-managed and operated. Today we employ over 100 staff and will continue to grow in the coming years.

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// SysEleven

Made with love in Berlin

2007
The start of SysEleven

Marc Korthaus founds SysEleven GmbH from Macnews.de: The company provides server resources through its own data center. One of the first customers of SysEleven was Golem.de.

2008
Online Shopping

With the boom in e-commerce, more and more online shops begin to approach SysEleven. SysEleven specializes in particularly elastic, high-performance setups for e-commerce projects.

2013
Fiberoptic Made in Berlin

Fiberoptic made in Berlin: SysEleven commissions its own fiberoptic network and connects offices to the high-speed Internet. The network is one among few to be prepared for 100 G. SysEleven continues to expand its infrastructure in the following years and connects more and more data centers and buildings.

2013
Certification & second data center

A second data center improves distribution and performance as larger and larger customers come to SysEleven with ever greater demands. SysEleven begins to prepare for the certification ISO 27001 pursuant to the IT baseline protection according to the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

2013
Management Board

Jens Ihlenfeld, founder of Golem.de, joins SysEleven as Managing Director.

2015
OpenStack Cloud

With the SysEleven Stack, SysEleven presents its own OpenStack-based cloud and offers it as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

2018
Kubernetes as a Service

More than just Kubernetes: SysEleven launches MetaKube, a managed service for container orchestration. When supplemented by essential meta features, MetaKube forms an all-round carefree package.

// SysEleven

Our green facts

Climate change is omnipresent and more present than ever before. We have made it our task as a company to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible. We are continuously working on various measures and implementing them step by step.

Green power

The electricity in our office comes 100% from renewable sources - ok-power certified. Our green power provider is independent of nuclear power companies and actively promotes the expansion of the energy transition. Our data centers have also been powered by green electricity for years.

Waste separation & recycling

We avoid waste wherever we can and use recycling where possible. Refillable products are strongly preferred. Clean waste separation is the basis for recycling! We therefore separate our waste into 6 different categories: Recyclables, Glass, Paper, Organic Waste, Residual Waste and Special Waste.

Work & Travel

Our motto is: train before flight! We compensate overseas flights with a compensation payment through atmosfair. As an alternative to the car, we support our employees with a subsidy for the BVG ticket and bike leasing. We only purchase or lease vehicles that are powered by electricity or hydrogen.

Developers for Future

The Developers for Future initiative supports all groups that have joined the Fridays for Future movement in networking or creating their own web presence. They also explore the question of what it means to build sustainable software or run sustainable IT. We are 100% behind this initiative and support it in the tech backend with a Kubernetes setup.

Plastic waste reduction

Plastic waste is a well-known problem: there are already several million tons of plastic waste floating in our oceans. A plastic bottle takes up to 450 years to "decompose". In addition, the decay of plastic creates so-called microplastic, which in turn enters our food chain via fish and becomes a health hazard for humans & animals! We avoid plastic and disposable products and use glass, wood, metal and environmentally friendly alternatives instead.

Green power

The electricity in our office comes 100% from renewable sources - ok-power certified. Our green power provider is independent of nuclear power companies and actively promotes the expansion of the energy transition. Our data centers have also been powered by green electricity for years.

Waste separation & recycling

We avoid waste wherever we can and use recycling where possible. Refillable products are strongly preferred. Clean waste separation is the basis for recycling! We therefore separate our waste into 6 different categories: Recyclables, Glass, Paper, Organic Waste, Residual Waste and Special Waste.

Work & Travel

Our motto is: train before flight! We compensate overseas flights with a compensation payment through atmosfair. As an alternative to the car, we support our employees with a subsidy for the BVG ticket and bike leasing. We only purchase or lease vehicles that are powered by electricity or hydrogen.

Developers for Future

The Developers for Future initiative supports all groups that have joined the Fridays for Future movement in networking or creating their own web presence. They also explore the question of what it means to build sustainable software or run sustainable IT. We are 100% behind this initiative and support it in the tech backend with a Kubernetes setup.

Plastic waste reduction

Plastic waste is a well-known problem: there are already several million tons of plastic waste floating in our oceans. A plastic bottle takes up to 450 years to "decompose". In addition, the decay of plastic creates so-called microplastic, which in turn enters our food chain via fish and becomes a health hazard for humans & animals! We avoid plastic and disposable products and use glass, wood, metal and environmentally friendly alternatives instead.

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