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Backup Technology Launch New Website and Monitoring Portal

Backup Technology celebrates its 6th birthday with the launch of a new website and updated monitoring portal.

Developed in-house, the new website was designed to reflect Backup Technology’s recent rebranding and to strengthen communications with customers, partners and suppliers.   It features new content and case studies, more information on services, industry news, company news, press releases and the company blog.

In addition, Backup Technology’s in-house monitoring portal has also been redesigned to follow the same theme and includes many new features to help customers and partners to effectively monitor their backups.

Ritchie Fiddes, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, led the development project. He commented:

‘Considerable thought has gone into the design and content of our new website to enable new and existing clients to find the information they require quickly.  As a global market leader in our industry, it is imperative that our website continually evolves to reflect this.’

Backup Technology’s website is visited by over a thousand people worldwide everyday.  It services the requests of over 5000 online backup and disaster recovery customers and 35,000 WordPress backup users.

Visit the new website at the same address: www.backup-technology.com

Backup Technology Launch their Apprenticeship Scheme

Backup Technology is launching a new apprenticeship scheme this autumn at the Selby District Jobs Fair on Wednesday. Open to applicants in Yorkshire, Backup Technology is working to promote the scheme to attract the best talent in the region.

The scheme will be open to young people with little or no work experience or qualifications. The apprentices will have a specific technical focus. Throughout their apprenticeship, they will receive mentoring and coaching from Backup Technology staff and will also be encouraged to train for an external qualification at the same time.

Nigel Adams, MP of Selby and Ainsty, organiser of the Selby District Jobs Fair said:

In these uncertain economic times, apprenticeships in Yorkshire offer a future to young people, many of whom are not in employment, education and training. Apprenticeships not only offer nationally recognised qualifications, but also extremely valuable work experience.

Backup Technology has been expanding significantly and is a strong supporter of the Yorkshire economy. The initiative highlights Backup Technologys long-term commitment to supporting employment and training across the region. Offering jobs-with-training, the scheme is based on the traditional model of apprenticeship.

Backup Technology is continually looking to develop and invest in its future leaders and the Apprenticeship Scheme is a great opportunity to engage with a new pool of talent. We frequently recruit local graduates and promising young talent, but we also understand that a university degree isnt for everyone. The scheme is a fantastic opportunity for those keen to get straight into work with a vibrant and forward thinking company, whilst also working for a recognised qualification said one of the company founders, Simon Chappell.

For press enquiries or further information, please contact Sabrina Johnson, Marketing & PR Executive.

Tel: 0113 827 2113

Email: sabrina@backup-technology.co.uk

Website: www.backup-technology.com

BTL Launches V2.0 of Free Online Backup for WordPress Plugin

Backup Technology, world leaders in fully managed online backup and disaster recovery services, have released version 2.0 of their free Online Backup for WordPress Plugin. The plugin was originally created when there were no automated online backup services for WordPress with the aim of increasing data security for businesses and bloggers. The plugin has been updated based on user feedback and comments and it is now much more flexible, comprehensive and user friendly and offers an increased free storage quota from 50MB to 100MB.

Wordpress is used by over 14% of the worlds top websites, yet we found that companies were not backing up their websites effectively. said Ritchie Fiddes, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing of Backup Technology.

Building on the previous version which backed up settings, pages, posts and comments, users can now also back up media, attachments, themes and plugins. It works by initially conducting a full backup of the site and thereafter periodically searching and updating any changed files. Furthermore, the user interface has been simplified and it is now possible to track a sites full backup history. As before, all backups are fully compressed and encrypted and multiple WordPress sites can now be backed up to a single backup account.

The growing concern amongst internet users over online security has meant that this is certainly a much needed free service. With more than 21,000 downloads of version 1, we believe that the new features and increased storage will be even more popular said Fiddes.

Blogging is a big business with Technorati logging 133 billion blogs since 2002. However, the majority of sites are left unprotected because the sites are only as safe as their web host. 86% of todays active bloggers have been blogging for over a year and for all the time and financial investment, only a small percentage of these blogs are actually backed up.

To obtain your free plugin with 100 MB of free space visit http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wponlinebackup/

 

For press enquiries, please contact:

Sabrina Johnson, Marketing & PR Executive

Tel: 0113 827 2113 Email: sabrina@backup-technology.co.uk


 

Editors Notes

About Backup Technology
Backup Technology Limited is one of the worlds leading providers of fully managed online backup and disaster recovery solutions. With offices in both Leeds, UK and Houston, US, Backup Technology protect over 6 Petabytes of data for companies with data sizes between 50GB and over 100TB in their European and US data centres. Working with clients across all industry sectors, Backup Technologys impressive portfolio of customers includes LK Bennett, The British Red Cross, Liverpool Football Club, The Government Offices, Cheshire Police, Lloyds Register and Masterlock.

Find us on Twitter @backuptech or online at: www.backup-technology.com

 

The Internet Group Partners With Leading Online Backup Provider

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 Technologys 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 Technologys services are powered by Asigra; the worlds leading software for Online Data backup and Disaster Recovery. Asigras agentless architecture makes it faster and easier to deploy than traditional agent based solutions in both physical and virtual environments. Backup Technologys 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.

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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 SDIs 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.

For more information visit www.theinternetgroup.com

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 Technologys 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

For more information visit www.backup-technology.com

Backup Technology and Terian Solutions Merge

Leeds, UK and Houston, TX, Thursday 9th December 2010

Backup Technology Limited and Terian Solutions LLC announced today at the Gartner Data Centre Conference Las Vegas, the completion of a merger to create the worlds largest managed Online Backup and Disaster Recovery specialist

The combined entity will retain the Backup Technology name and brand to build on its existing international presence. The partnership means that Backup Technology now protect over 5 petabytes of data for a global customer base which includes The Red Cross, Master Lock, Liverpool Football Club, Energy XXI and the UK Government Offices.

The merger is expected to significantly increase adoption of Backup Technologys services in the United States and Europe by allowing multinational organizations to utilize a single centralized Backup and Recovery solution and choose if their encrypted data should reside in European or US Data Centers. This approach ensures that Backup Technology customers are compliant with European and US Data Protection and Data Retention Regulations such as FIPS-140, Sarbanes Oxley, and PCI- DSS as their data will always reside within their chosen territory.

[pullquote]”Our companies have been working together since 2007 on international joint ventures to ensure that our customers data is effectively managed and supported. This led to our hardware and software platforms being identically aligned, which is crucial as it now means that all customers can continue to enjoy the same software and service without migrating any data to a new solution.”

Simon Chappell Backup Technology CEO

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Backup Technology and Terian utilise the market leading Asigra Cloud Backup software and both companies had achieved Asigras highest level of partnership, 3D Hybrid. Backup Technology is now the only organisation in the world that can boast 3D Hybrid Partner Status in Europe and the USA, this accreditation allows the company to provide Public Cloud Backup Services, Private Cloud Backup Solutions and Cloud Backup Services and Support for Resellers and Partners.

[pullquote]I am delighted that two of our most experienced and successful partners have merged to offer Asigra services and solutions globally. Having worked with Backup Technology and Terian since 2004 I am convinced that the combined strength of this partnership will ensure that they are successful in their new venture.

David Farajun CEO, Asigra Inc

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The new organisation will continue to operate from its existing offices and datacenters, with the European head office in Leeds, UK and Data Centers in Manchester and London. The US head office will remain in Houston, TX along with Data Centers in Texas and New York.

[pullquote]”Both our customer service and the technology we deploy to support our high standard of service are remarkably similar. Since we both built our services on the Asigra Cloud Backup software, BlueArc storage and VMware Virtual Disaster Recovery Platform, we can seamlessly offer the same services to multinational clients.

Mike Colesante Backup Technology VP US Sales

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Both Backup Technology and Terian are among the few backup service providers that truly manage the day-to-day backup and recovery requirements of their clients. In reality, most backup companies merely provide their customers with space in a vault and reactive support. This approach leaves the day-to-day burden of backup and recovery squarely on the shoulders of the often overworked and understaffed enterprise IT departments.

[pullquote]Our complete managed, outsourced service allows us to reduce backup and disaster recovery budgets whilst also providing significantly improved Recovery Time and Recovery Point Objectives. Combining the infrastructure and talents of both companys employees will allow us to work with even more global household name customers.

Ritchie Fiddes Backup Technology EVP of Sales & Marketing

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Backup Technology provides 24/7 support for customers and monitors all elements of their infrastructure around the clock. This level of service is fundamental as it means that issues are instantly identified and resolved to ensure that all backup activities complete.

[pullquote]There is no question that there are huge benefits and efficiencies in being able to share the 24/7 monitoring and support of our internal infrastructure between the UK and US. It is critical however that customer support is serviced locally to ensure the continuity of service that only comes from knowing our customers and their networks individually.

Chris Powell Backup Technology EVP of Technology

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The integration of both organisations has already been completed to ensure a consistent customer experience, and clients in the US are already benefiting from being able to utilise the organizations bespoke monitoring portal which was developed in the UK.

[pullquote]In terms of integration, weve been working together for so long and leveraging the same technology, it is fair to say that the integration was almost complete before the paperwork. The portal has been a great addition to our offering in the US as it provides complete visibility of the success of each backup job which gives our customers total peace of mind.

Ron Pollvogt Backup Technology VP US Technology

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