AutoScout24 of Europe Selects RepliWeb's R-1 Distribution Manager for Web Content Mirroring and Application Deployment

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RepliWeb's R-1 offers a comprehensive solution for Web Content Mirroring and Application Deployment, replacing Globalsite. The stability, performance and simplicity of R-1 delivers tremendous improvements to the workflow and significant long term cost savings.

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Given the volume of visits and value of our online business, we were looking for a highly reliable platform to automate the mirroring of web content updates to our production servers

RepliWeb a leader in Enterprise Web Content Deployment Solutions, today announced AutoScout24, has standardized on the RepliWeb R-1 Distribution Manager for the publishing of web content, applications and code to production servers for its website. RepliWeb R-1 will displace the F5 Globalsite Appliance for web content publishing.

AutoScout24 is one of the most highly visited auto web portals in Europe with over 3.7 million users per month finding and selling cars, trucks, motorbikes and parts & accessories via internet. As a marketplace the site meets demand and offer and provides an efficient channel of distribution to more than 28.000 dealers in Europe. The site manages approximately 200,000 automobile transactions per month. AutoScout24 also supports its Automotive, Financial Services and Insurance Provider partners by offering highly customized and targeted advertising and market research services.

For the past six years, AutoScout24 has managed the mirroring of web content with F5's Globalsite Appliance. With support no longer available for Globalsite, AutoScout24 needed to implement a new content mirroring solution. Faced with a "make or buy" decision, AutoScout24 conducted extensive internal needs assessments, return on investment analysis, and comprehensive vendor assessment to determine the most reliable and cost effective solution. After extensive analysis, AutoScout24 selected RepliWeb's R-1 Distribution Manager.

"Given the volume of visits and value of our online business, we were looking for a highly reliable platform to automate the mirroring of web content updates to our production servers," said Mr. Carsten Bernhard, Director IT from AutoScout24. "RepliWeb offers the most comprehensive web content mirroring solution. They understand our needs and have assisted other companies with Globalsite migration projects. Further, the stability, performance and simplicity of RepliWeb R-1 will deliver tremendous improvements to our workflow and significant long term cost savings."

R-1 automates the publishing of the complete website – files, web content and IIS6 Metabase, to one, dozens or hundreds of target servers connected via LANs or WANs. Content updates occur behind the scenes, with no service interruptions, down-time or performance hits. R-1 offers standard features such as Rapid Rollback, where IT Administrators can restore all production servers to a specific data state or point in time. And the "execution-only" Web Interface which allows IT Admins to create specific publishing jobs and assign them to "End-Users," who in turn may initiate and monitor jobs through R-1’s WebUI, without being able to modify or change any job settings.

"AutoSout24's implementation of best-of-breed technologies is a testament to its commitment to delivering the highest quality experience to its Customers and Partners," said Garrick Herrmann, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, RepliWeb Inc. "R-1 is an essential component of AutoScout24's content lifecycle, playing an important role in guaranteeing that revenue generating production environments are up to date with fresh content and applications."

About AutoScout24

AutoScout24 is one of Europe's largest car portals in the Internet and offers monthly 3.7 million users (ACTA 2005) approximately 1.5 million vehicle offers in five different market places: New vehicles and used cars, commercial motor vehicles and motorcycles as well as parts & accessories. More than 28,000 dealers are using AutoScout24 European-wide for selling and purchasing cars from dealer to dealer or from private customers. AutoScout24 is a part of Scout24, a group of online marketplaces, offers sector-specific services in six thematic areas, and has a presence in ten different countries. Scout24 makes it easier for its customers to find or to offer products, services and contacts, so saving them time and money. In this way Scout24 helps improve the transparency of the market. Around six million individuals every month take advantage of the services offered by the Scout24 Group: AutoScout24, ElectronicScout24, FinanceScout24, FriendScout24, ImmobilienScout24, JobScout24 and TravelScout24. Scout24 is part of the T-Online group of companies.

About RepliWeb

RepliWeb specializes in improving Enterprise Information Flow. With an emphasis on Security, Automation and Guaranteed Delivery, RepliWeb helps organizations more effectively share and exchange information with Customers, Partners and Business Units. The company’s Enterprise Web Content Deployment and Managed Secure File Interchange Platforms ensure information availability and reduce operating costs associated with delivering content in B2B, eCommerce, and Web Portals environments.


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