Web hosting and service provider, Fasthosts, uses NovaBACKUP xSP to offer backup as a service to its growing customer base

Agoura Hills / (CA) USA, Hamburg / Germany, Zug / Switzerland, September 7, 2011 –/– Fasthosts, a leading UK web hosting service provider, chooses NovaBACKUP xSP from data protection specialist NovaStor to offer backup-as-a-service to its 400,000 plus customers. As a leading provider of hosted IT solutions, Fasthosts chose NovaStor for its ease of use, secure data encryption, support of its channel distribution model and little to no need for technical support.

NovaStor Fills Gap in Fasthosts’ Portfolio by Offering Leading Backup Services
Fasthosts, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions, wanted to complement its services for over 400,000 customers and 6,000 resale partners with online backup. Fasthosts defined core requirements and evaluated leading cloud backup platforms. After extensive competitor analysis and tests, NovaBACKUP xSP proved as the top solution to provide a safe online backup service for worldwide data availability. NovaStor’s public cloud backup platform, NovaBACKUP xSP, swayed Fasthosts with its ease of use, simple administrative effort, and overall reliability. NovaStor’s software also convinced Fasthosts with its minimal need for technical support.

Safe, Encrypted and Fast Data Transfers with NovaBACKUP
NovaBACKUP xSP encrypts customer data before transmission and only decrypts the data when users restore it, allowing Fasthosts and its customers to rest assured their data is always safe and secure. In addition, NovaStor’s technology for extremely fast data transfers via the Internet, as well as its easy-to-navigate user interface and wide range of functions further support the quality of Fasthosts’ data back-up service.

NovaStor Powers Fasthosts Channel Distribution
Fasthosts also values doing business with a company that is fully understanding and dedicated to its reseller business model. By offering white labeling options and providing an application that untrained users can easily handle, NovaStor allows Fasthosts to implement an online backup service to support their indirect business models within a very short time. In addition, more than 6,000 Fasthosts’ resellers can offer Fasthosts’ online service with personal branding, including customized logo integration and color schemes. As NovaStor’s solution is very easy and reliable, resellers also take pleasure in selling a service that needs little to no support calls.

“We needed a service that is very simple to use, and works well. NovaBACKUP does that. From all the trials and competitor analysis we did, NovaStor came out on top,” said Stephen Holford, Marketing Director of Fasthosts. “In addition to the software being great, NovaStor understood our needs, and they worked really closely with us to help make sure we had a product we could take to market for our direct customer base and our reseller customers. They really pulled through for us.”

“NovaStor’s technology supports a wide range of business models in managed services and cloud backup. Fasthosts’ decision for NovaStor proves that our technology meets market requirements for direct and indirect distribution models,” comments Stefan Utzinger, CEO at NovaStor.

Links for Additional Information
Download the Fasthosts Case Study from NovaStor

Video Interview with Stephen Holford Marketing Director of Fasthosts

Fasthosts’ online backup service based on NovaBACKUP xSP

Information about NovaBACKUP xSP

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts is a leading web hosting provider. Based in the UK and operating 24×7 from their dedicated UK data centres, Fasthosts keeps over 1 million domains running smoothly and ensures over 42 million emails are delivered safely each day. Services include domain registrations, shared web hosting, business-class email, virtual servers, dedicated servers, software-as-a-service, online back-up, secure online storage and unlimited broadband. Fasthosts’ maintains an industry-leading, highly successful reseller channel. The company has won the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Partner Award 2011 and Microsoft’s Hosting Partner of the Year Award.

About NovaStor
NovaStor ( is a leading international provider of software solutions for data protection and availability. NovaStor provides software, SaaS solutions and services for local and online backup, restore and retention of business-critical data. Clients include home, mobile, and SMB users, service providers as well as international corporations. NovaStor’s solutions regularly receive awards from independent magazines and industry experts for their ease-of-use, comprehensive functionality and excellent price-performance ratio. Its solutions are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer’s existing and future IT environment. NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Zug), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (CA, Agoura Hills), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

For Further Information:
NovaStor Software
Tatjana Dems
Tel.: +49 (0)40 638 09 0
Fax: +49 (0)40 638 09 29

Neumann-Reichardt-Str. 27-33
D- 22041 Hamburg, Germany

Video (3:34) – Interview with Stephen Holford, Chief Marketing Officer of Fasthosts at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

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