NovaStor Partner, Rise, Wins Microsoft Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year

July 13th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

NovaBACKUP xSP partner, Rise, has been selected from more than 3,000 companies to be named Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards.

Agoura Hills / (CA) USA, July 12, 2011 – Rise, a partner of data protection specialist NovaStor, has been awarded the Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards. Rise has been selected from more than 3,000 nominations. The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize companies that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

Rise Recognized for its Cloud Services
Rise’s state-of-the-art DataCenter on Demand (DCoD) service was recognized for providing outstanding virtualized solutions and services.  As a strategic Microsoft partner, Rise utilizes Microsoft’s latest technology to offer key hosted IT and cloud services. The company’s services ranging from virtual servers to secure online storage and data back-up, are all examples of why it was chosen for this award.  In recent months, Rise also won the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Partner Award in 2011.

NovaStor Powers Rise’s Data Backup Service
Among Rise’s excellent services is an online backup service managed and operated with NovaStor’s public cloud backup platform, NovaBACKUP xSP. NovaStor, a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor Partner, ensures that Rise’s data back-up service supports the latest Microsoft technologies. 

NovaStor’s software enables Rise to provide a safe online backup service for worldwide data availability. NovaBACKUP xSP encrypts customer data before transmission and only decrypts the data when users restore it.  NovaStor’s technology for extremely fast data, transfers via the Internet, easy-to-navigate user interface and wide range of functions further support the quality of Rise’s data back-up service.

Andy Burton, CEO of Rise, said, “Rise’s alliance with Microsoft is a fundamental part of our offering to the UK market for delivering hosted IT services and a key aspect of our future growth. This award is a testament to that relationship, and we are thrilled to be officially recognized on the global stage as Microsoft’s Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year. This award demonstrates our commitment to our customers by offering them the most flexible, affordable and manageable solutions possible, and we are delighted to reinforce that through this acknowledgment.”

“We congratulate Rise for its recognition as Microsoft Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year. We are proud that one of our cloud backup software products has contributed to Rise’s success by enabling the provision of an excellent online backup service that allows Rise customers to leverage the latest Microsoft technologies and to also protect it reliably with Rise’s data back-up service,” comments Stefan Utzinger, CEO at NovaStor.

For more about Rise’s award, visit

About Rise Partners
Rise Partners is the channel division of Fasthosts Internet Group. Rise provides cloud computing and hosted IT services to a variety of customers who rely on its web-hosting services and DataCenter on Demand platform (DCoD). Rise equips its channel partners with the infrastructure they need to provide cloud services to their customers. This includes virtual and dedicated servers, storage, backup, web hosting and disaster recovery. Rise hosts these services from the secure infrastructure of Rise’s DataCenter on Demand and supports customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In honor of its commitment to delivering products and services for outstanding adoption and application of innovation, Rise was named Hosting Partner of the Year Award, at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards, and awarded the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Partner of the Year in March 2011.  For more information, please visit:

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 cost-effective 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: 

Rise – Spreckley Partners
Nick Bird / Rob Forbes
Tel: +44 (0) 207 388 9988

Kristin Tinsley
29209 Canwood Street
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Tel: 1-805-579-6700
Fax: 1-805-579-6710

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