From internet trailblazer to data center pioneer

A pioneer pushes the boundaries of the imaginable. In 1988, few could imagine the internet. We were prepared for this adventure and connected Salzburg to the rest of the world.

So much has happened since then: The former Tech-Consult is, today, conova communications GmbH.  We were pioneers with the Internet and today we lead the way in data center technology.

2018

conova’s success story continues: We are proud to have exceeded the € 10 million revenue threshold with our now more than 70 employees.

2017

conova continues to grow and serves more than 1,500 customers for the first time in its history with over 65 employees.

2016

conova passed the ISO 27001 re-certification. In 2013, conova was given this certification of quality for the first time.  It is the leading international standard for information security management systems.

2015

SAIX stands for Salzburg Internet Exchange: With this project, conova combines the forces of companies in the area of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Bavaria. Your data now reaches your destination faster and more securely via this local hub in Salzburg. More information at www.saix.at

2013

For the first time, conova communications GmbH is awarded the ISO 27001 certification by TÜV Rheinland – the international quality certificate for information security.

2012

On September 1, 2012, the new branch in Vienna/Schwechat, Wiener Strasse 30/02 opens.

2010

After a record-breaking construction time of only nine months, the conova data center in Salzburg-Maxglan opens its doors.

2009

Breaking ground: The construction of the new conova data center begins in autumn 2009.  The Salzburg district of Maxglan is home to the ‘Green Cube’ – one of Europe’s most modern data centers.

2008

The new branch office in the Viennese Mooslackengasse 17 opens on April 1, 2008.

2001

2001 is a busy year: To begin, ‘salzburg-online’ merged with ‘salzburg.at’, a subsidiary of the former Salzburg Stadtwerke. In November, ‘salzburg-online’ and Tech-Consult merge – conova communications GmbH is born: conova moves to the Alois-Schmiedbauer-Strasse 2 in Salzburg.

‘Salzburg-online’ remains an internet provider and a brand of Salzburg AG.  This offers the people of Salzburg particularly attractive internet access, especially via the television cable.

Conova now provides many important background services such as e-mail and domain registration for Salzburg-online.

1998

The Salzburger Nachrichten get involved with Tech-Consult..

1996

The internet provider ‘salzburg-online’ is founded.  It is a subsidiary of the then SAFE.

‘Salzburg-online’ operates the Salzburger Bildungsnetz on behalf of Salzburg since 1997.

1995

Internet for everyone: For the first time, the people of Salzburg surf on the commercial internet.  Tech-consult works hand in hand with the well-known Eunet GmbH. The Salzburg data highway enables internet at local rates – for nearly all users in the province of Salzburg. Security is a top priority right from the start: Tech-consult builds the first firewalls.

1988

Tech-Consult GesmbH is founded. At the time it was called the Salzburger Hochgeschwindigkeitsrechner GesmbH and is a subsidiary of the Salzburg Technology Center. The name says it all: The primary objective of Tech-Consult is the procurement and operation of the Salzburg supercomputer.