Freeletics GmbH

"With Synology C2 Backup, our company's steadily growing data can be reliably backed up without compromises today and for the foreseeable future." Florian Proft, Senior IT System Administrator of Freeletics GmbH

The Company

Freeletics has a goal to support anyone who wants to unlock the full potential of their bodies and to become the best version of themselves. With its apps, Freeletics promotes physical fitness and strengthens willpower, which helps its users improve their fitness according to their own goals. Founded in June 2013, Freeletics has over 130 employees and more than 20 million members across 160 countries and is one of the most successful fitness movements worldwide.
Product portfolio:
  • Freeletics Bodyweight 
  • Freeletics Running
  • Freeletics Gym
  • Freeletics Nutrition
  • Freeletics Wear

The Challenge

Freeletics apps collect and store a large amount of sensitive personal data that must be handled with care. A sophisticated backup strategy is required to ensure comprehensive data protection, including offsite backup copies.

The biggest challenge was to find a cloud storage provider that allowed them to save 35 TB of data within Germany. Furthermore, the initial backup had to be transferred quickly and securely to the data center. For such a large backup, simply transferring via Internet connection was impossible without disrupting everyday business operations. 

At first, Freeletics couldn't easily find a cloud storage solution that could meet all their requirements. Still, the startup did not want to make any compromises, especially when it comes to securing business-critical data. They then turned to Synology to handle both data storage and secure cloud backups.

The Solution

In addition to running local backup tasks on a Synology RS4017xs+, they also leveraged Hyper Backup to encrypt and store sensitive data offsite on Synology C2 Backup. With data centers located in Germany and support for AES-256 client-side encryption, Synology's solution was a perfect fit for Freeletics. 

Additionally, Hyper Backup features block-level data deduplication, offering an even higher level of storage efficiency. The backup policy can be customized according to their specific needs. They can also recover data on their own without additional costs. Together with Synology, they quickly migrated the data over to C2 Backup without eating up valuable bandwidth.

The Benefits

Secure backup

Synology C2 is a secure, offsite backup solution that protects against data loss, allowing you to access your data in the shortest possible time in case of a disaster.

Customer-oriented plans 

In addition to the solid support from Synology GmbH, Synology C2 is a reliable and low-maintenance backup solution, offering flexibility in plan selection in terms of features, storage size, and cost.

Scalable storage

With Synology C2, you don't have to constantly worry about your cloud storage capacity, as you can always upgrade your backup plan if more space is needed.

Data protection

Both Synology GmbH and the Synology C2 data center are located in Germany, where GDPR applies, ensuring high-standard data protection.

Recommended Models

  • RS3617xs+
  • RS4017xs+
  • DS1515+

Recommended Features

  • Synology C2 Backup
  • 10GbE connection
  • Cloud Station
  • Scalability
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