Fasthosts Launches Online Storage Service

By Fasthosts, PRNE
Thursday, August 19, 2010

GLOUCESTER, England, August 20, 2010 - Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a leading web hosting provider, has launched a
brand new online storage solution especially designed for archiving valuable
business data. The service provides secure off-site storage space within a
state-of-the-art UK data centre.

The online storage solution is designed for all levels of business user,
with multiple methods of uploading data, and functionality for sharing
documents between teams on and off the premises. 'Cloud-based' services, such
as Fasthosts Secure Online Storage (, offer businesses substantial
cost, scalability and security benefits. Significantly, new research of 209
UK firms conducted by IDC on behalf of Fasthosts (
), shows 60% are still not leveraging any cloud-computing and missing out on
important benefits.

Fasthosts Secure Online Storage addresses the challenge businesses face
in coping with the off-site storage of increasing amounts of valuable
electronic data. The solution uses a highly scalable 'cloud-based' model to
deliver easy-to-use, fast and highly secure storage on demand. Users can
utilise the storage as a primary file store, or as a location for back-up
copies. Storage capacity is selected according to requirements and can be
increased dynamically from 50 Gigabytes to a massive 2 Terabytes. As a cloud
solution, the user is not limited to specific hardware for utilising the
service and can upscale or downsize at any time and pay only for their
required usage.

All data is transferred using SSL, backed-up automatically and stored
securely. The solution offers flexibility in how data is uploaded - Drive
Mapping, web browser access, and FTP access. Furthermore, the solution
enables users to effortlessly share documents across teams and locations. All
storage packages feature the same high level of quality and 100Mbps
connectivity and customers are offered flexible contract options and
significant discounts for annual payment.

Steve Holford, Marketing Director, Fasthosts Internet Ltd., said: "Our
new secure online storage solution is ideal for ensuring that valuable
business data is always backed up securely and on-hand 24/7 from any
computer. The speedy transfer and flexibility for access means increased
efficiencies and easier remote working. There has never been a better
business case for cloud-based data storage."

Fasthosts Secure Online Storage utilises its latest server hardware on
the Fasthosts' Data Center on Demand (DCoD) ( platform.
Designed in collaboration with Microsoft experts using Microsoft Dynamic Data
Centre, DCoD releases the full power of the hardware and is the latest in
agile, secure and highly reliable server infrastructure. As a storage
provider, Fasthosts guarantees swift transfer for both uploads and downloads
from any Internet enabled computer.

Data from Fasthosts' 'Cloud Attitudes' study, conducted by IDC, found
that 60% of UK businesses still do not use any type of cloud-computing
service and miss out on key benefits such as increased performance,
scalability, and cost savings. Whilst 82% of firms recognise the need for
data back-up off-site, only 16% use flexible cloud-based storage options for
this, and 69% have no plans to explore cloud-computing in this way. A total
of 1 in 5 believe they will side-step cloud-computing all-together. A key
reason for reluctance is a lack of staff expertise, with 1 in 4 firms
admitting this is a primary concern for them.

Notes to Editors:

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. All Fasthosts services can be self-managed through
the award winning Fasthosts web-based control panel that provides customers
with unparalleled online control, enabling them to manage hosted services
including domain registrations, shared web hosting, business-class email,
virtual servers (,
dedicated servers, software-as-a-service, online storage, internet merchant
accounts and unlimited broadband. Fasthosts' maintains an award-winning,
highly successful reseller channel.

    PR Contact:
    Richard Stevenson
    Discovery House
    154 Southgate Street
    GL1 2EX

PR Contact: Richard Stevenson, Fasthosts, Discovery House, 154 Southgate Street, Gloucester
GL1 2EX, +44(0)1452-561-857

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