HEG today announces its commercial partnership with world leading generation data protection provider Acronis, to deliver a new Backup as a Service (BaaS) product offering, specially designed to protect users’ files and applications on their home or work PCs.
The Acronis platform will allow HEG to offer it’s more than one million small and medium sized customers a fully integrated alternative to complicated in-house storage systems, securely hosted in HEG’s state of the art data centre facilities. HEG will offer full system image backups, allowing users to back up all applications, files, and user accounts into one compressed file. There will also be an easy recovery so that users can restore their PCs in an instant, with no additional tools needed. Other features include personal key encryption, cloud backup and universal restore, allowing users to move their system to any PC, no matter the make or model.
Research from Contingency Planning & Strategic Research Corporation found that 96 per cent of all business workstations are not being backed up. Further research from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that seven out of ten small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year.
‘We are committed to tackling the growing need for small businesses in particular to protect their most important information. As we move towards more flexible working environments, there is a greater threat of damage or loss to single machines. This partnership will help to expand HEG’s offering to businesses and individuals by going beyond securing website and critical data, to files and applications on PCs. This web-based service will allow customers to securely back up their most important files to our data centres, giving them added peace of mind, ’ said Dr. Andreas Palm, CEO Mass Hosting, HEG.
‘HEG is a market leader in the European hosting space and we are delighted to be able to announce this partnership. Team with HEG will allow us to build on our momentum of bringing security to both businesses and individuals. Working together, we can help to deliver a critical customer need, ’ added John Zanni, Acronis Senior Vice President & Cloud General Manager.
HEG and Acronis will commence their partnership in 2015 with the intention on launching across HEG’s key brands.
Founded in 1997, HEG is the largest privately-owned hosting group in Europe. It manages in excess of 6 million domains, and offers more than 1 million customers mass, customised, managed and cloud web hosting alongside multiple cloud based software applications. The Experton Vendor Benchmark 2014 listed Host Europe GmbH in the leader quadrant of the category ‘Public Cloud IaaS solutions.’
As the biggest domain registrar in the UK, and largest virtualisation provider in Europe, HEG is the default choice for businesses seeking high quality service, with first rate performance, at a competitive price. With its leading brands: 123-reg, domainFACTORY, Heart Internet, Host Europe and intergenia AG, HEG has a market leading presence in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.
Acronis (acronis.com) sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe file access and sharing as well as backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.
Founded in 2002, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With its more than 100 patents, Acronis’ products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and IT Professional and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.
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