London, UK, Jan 31, 2011 –/– IT Managed Services Provider (MSP), The Internet Group, is delighted to announce that it has partnered with the award winning Online Backup provider, Backup Technology. This partnership will allow The Internet Group to offer the most advanced Online Backup technology available.

Whilst traditional Online Backup is a fantastic accompaniment to traditional backups such as tape and local Network Attached Storage (NAS), it has never been perceived by the SME market as a core backup strategy. Even with modern internet connections, uploading all of your company data to an Online Backup provider and keeping this data up to date with regular backups would be next to impossible. In contrast, the Online Backup feature provided by Backup Technology is a true “tape replacement” and is capable of offering improved functionality, faster backups and the ability to run much more frequent off site backups for critical data. As well as this, research carried out by The Internet Group confirms that many SME customers are looking for ways to automate daily tape changes each night and see this technology as real benefit to their businesses as it now means they do not have to be involved with the backup process.

The Backup Technology product also adds extra functionality such as the ability to backup mobile workforce laptops without waiting for them to visit the office, offering constant data protection.

Adam Maurice, Managing Director of The Internet Group comments: “We looked at other vendors who are also powered by similar technology but Backup Technology clearly demonstrated throughout the vendor selection process that they were the clear market leader in this field. Our clients will be able to benefit from this technology in the coming weeks.”

Backup Technology’s core business has been built around its Online Backup service, and they currently protect in excess of 5 Petabytes of customer data in their UK and US data centres. Backup Technology’s services are powered by Asigra; the world’s leading software for Online Data backup and Disaster Recovery. Asigra’s agentless architecture makes it faster and easier to deploy than traditional agent based solutions in both physical and virtual environments. Backup Technology’s expertise in deploying Asigra services allows them to protect customers with less than 100 Gigabytes of data to over 100 Terabytes, including the likes of The British Red Cross, Liverpool Football Club and The Government Offices.

Maurice continues: “We are proud to have Backup Technology as part of our increasing group of partners and look forward to bringing their technology to our client base.”

Ritchie Fiddes, Executive Vice President of Sales at Backup Technology comments: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with The Internet Group. They have demonstrated a great understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of successfully delivering our services to their customer base. We look forward to working closely with them over the coming years.”


About The Internet Group
The Internet Group is a multi-award winning specialist IT managed services provider to UK and International businesses. The company provides a complete range of solutions – from service desk support and project delivery resource, through to a fully outsourced managed service – to help its customers ensure operational excellence at all times. Through its team of highly skilled engineers, consultants, software developers, and project managers, The Internet Group provides clients with a solution aligned to their individual business needs, helping to turn IT from an overhead into an asset.

By utilising the best practice frameworks of ITIL and through its work with the Service Desk Institute (SDI) and adoption of their 500 point standards based accreditation programme, The Internet Group provides a high level of service management. As a result and in recognition of its customer-led approach, the company was initially awarded a 3 star SDI accreditation in 2009, and have maintained this year on year. To reinforce this accreditation in 2010 The Internet Group won SDI’s IT Service Excellence Supplier of the Year award (as nominated by their clients).

The Internet Group has also been previously recognised by Computer Weekly as the Best Place to Work in IT and included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, due to its exceptional business growth. The company works with clients across a range of industry sectors, including professional services, recruitment, retail and manufacturing.

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About Backup Technology
Backup Technology is the leading provider of online backup and disaster recovery solutions. Since its inception, the company has tripled in size year on year and now protects the data of some of the largest companies in the world. A large element of Backup Technology’s success can be accredited to their partnership with Asigra – the world-leading provider of Online Backup and Disaster Recovery software.
With individual customer data sizes ranging from 50GB to over 100TB, Backup Technology currently protect well over 5 Petabytes of data including more than 20 billion files. With clients across all industries, be it public or private sector, the impressive portfolio of customers includes The Red Cross, Liverpool Football Club and The Government Offices.

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Media Contact
The Internet Group
Priya Patel
Tel. +44 (0) 845 458 0497

The Internet Group Ltd
Winston House
2 Dollis Park
London, N3 1HF
United Kingdom

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