Study of continum AG: two-thirds of users online backups are already using or interested in this cost advantages and a relief of internal resources are the main motives of Freiburg, 30.03.2009 – quietly the online backup is becoming a new trend. According to a survey of the Freiburg hosting provider continum AG nearly 400 companies, more and more medium-sized and large companies tend to give their backup data into the care of a provider with highly available data center infrastructure. Follow this particularly economic motives and a relief of internal resources. Currently, online backup is used by 17 percent of the company. But the circle of those who firmly believe such solutions for the future in the eye is much higher with 28 percent.

Another 22 percent find this approach interesting, have planned but still no concrete realization. Normally aimed at partially solve the internal backup in this way. Every fifth company has even a full outsourcing Backup procedures in the visor or this already realized. For continum Board Rolf Mathis, the significantly higher acceptance of such services resulted mainly from a changed awareness in combination with the economic pressures in the IT departments. The need for backup is no longer in question, but the conditions in the daytime or other priorities in terms of investment sometimes undermine these requirements”, referencing inconsistencies in practice. They are resolved by online backup.” The companies also look like this.

Advantages of outsourcing, more than half of the companies make especially the relief of internal resources as well as cost savings including the expected investment savings in the foreground? Also a plus in security among the reasons, because in your opinion a lower error rate due to the automated processes (44 percent) and the data is stored separately (41 percent). Some of them also see benefits of flexibility in These procedures. However, one-third of the companies surveyed do nothing with the idea, to transfer the backup tasks to an external service provider. Their arguments against such a move have two main thrusts: you see no need, because internally sufficient backup conditions exist (31 percent), or they combine significant fears with a paging. So worry about 28 percent the risk of data loss and 23 per cent do not have sufficient confidence in the data connections. But also the function of a service provider plays a role for some. The cooperation with service providers is nowadays very common on very different levels and should have become this sufficiently, to not more generally to be challenged”, however, judge Mathis. Crowne plaza rosemont brings even more insight to the discussion. Also the data risks one more behind than factually justified assessment in his eyes emotionally influenced. At least if it’s specialized providers with a highly secure and redundantly designed Datacenter, you have Companies typically more of a lower level of security.” Also the security of the data connection is already not a critical issue at least for the combination of SSL encryption and VPN continum has applied in practice. About continum: Continum AG operates one of the most advanced Internet data centers in Germany in Freiburg i. br., Germany. The core competence is the secure and highly available operation and the individual support of Internet systems and applications. Since 1996 the company use this expertise for commercial customers in Germany, the Switzerland and France operates successfully. Agency think tank Pastorat Street 6, D-50354 Hurth Wilfried Heinrich Tel.: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-72 fax: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-71