Acronis a global leader in data protection, today introduced the Acronis Data Protection Platform – a new generation cloud platform that transforms the way data protection is delivered to end user customers by service providers, resellers and distributors. The Acronis Data Protection Platform delivers a complete set of data protection solutions for backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share. Empowering Acronis partners to tap into the growing and under-served market for cloud data protection services, the platform supports the broadest range of deployment models, business models, and technology environments in use by service providers, resellers and distributors today.
As part of today's announcement, Acronis is releasing a new version of Acronis Backup Cloud, its leading cloud backup solution, and introducing Acronis Files Cloud, its new file sync and share solution. Acronis is also announcing the global availability of Acronis Disaster Recovery Service, its all-in-one solution for backup and disaster recovery.
Cloud Fuels Explosive Growth in Data Protection
As businesses worldwide become more vulnerable to data loss and disasters, many are looking to cloud solutions for more protection, especially mid-sized companies and small businesses. In fact, IDC Research found that data storage, backup and recovery is the #1 cloud infrastructure use case among businesses with 55% currently using or planning to use these external cloud infrastructure services in the next 12 months.*
Complete Data Protection
Based on an advanced cloud architecture, the Acronis Data Protection Platform delivers software-as-a-service solutions, including backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. The platform is powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine – a set of unique, deep, and powerful data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control, and access any data from any location.
Flexibility to Support Multiple Business Models
The Acronis Data Protection Platform supports a broad range of deployments and business models to meet the needs of all types of partners, including:
Resellers and Distributors – hosted by Acronis with easy-to-use SKUs to sell as services
Service Providers – hosted, managed and branded as their own, and powered by Acronis
Highly flexible pay-per-use pricing models also make it easy for partners to expand their current offerings with new data protection services to upsell and cross-sell.
Broad Support for Technologies and Environments
The Acronis Data Protection Platform is designed to meet the unique needs of service provider environments and supports a broad range of systems in use today, including XEN®, KVM, Linux®, Virtuozzo, Docker®, Open-Xchange, and MySQL®, in addition to Windows®, Mac®, Hyper-Visor, VMware®, RHEV, Oracle® VM, Microsoft Exchange® and SQL. The platform features built-in automation, allowing partners to quickly and easily scale out the solution to support millions of end user customers as their business grows.
New Version of Acronis Backup Cloud Supports More Systems and Devices
Acronis Backup Cloud is a proven cloud backup and recovery solution. The new version of Acronis Backup Cloud is available now worldwide and includes many new features, including:
Expanded support for Microsoft SQL®, Microsoft Exchange®, and Mac® OS X® environments
Initial seeding capabilities to easily move large volumes of data to the cloud
Local backup recovery directly from within a centralized management console
Introducing Acronis Files Cloud for Secure File, Sync & Share in the Cloud
Acronis Files Cloud provides office and mobile workers with safe file access, sync, and share (FSS) in an easy-to-use and secure cloud service. The solution helps service providers and partners quickly address the growing need for businesses to securely support BYOD and the rise of mobile workers. Unlike consumer-grade solutions including Box, Dropbox®, and less secure FSS products, Acronis Files Cloud provides the ability to store documents and business files in a private cloud, while offering comprehensive security and controls – including encryption, audit trails, and user management. Acronis Files Cloud is now available worldwide in English, German and Russian, with additional language support planned for later this year.
Global Availability of Acronis Disaster Recovery Service
Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is an all-in-one hybrid cloud solution for backup and disaster recovery that protects files, servers, and entire data centers. With a focus on addressing both recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO), the solution is designed for companies that have extremely low tolerance for data loss, downtime, or risk mitigation. Acronis Disaster Recovery is available worldwide today.
"For companies everywhere, suffering from data loss and disasters is not a matter of if, but when – it will happen," said Serguei Beloussov, Co-Founder & CEO at Acronis. "With the introduction of the Acronis Data Protection Platform, we make complete data protection easy, complete and affordable for businesses of all sizes and empower service providers and resellers to capitalize on this massive market opportunity."
"The Acronis vision for delivering a comprehensive cloud platform that addresses backups, disaster recovery and more should appeal to a broad range of companies looking for something better than isolated point-solutions from disconnected services – whether they want to manage a full data protection solution themselves or rely on the trusted relationship they have with their service provider or reseller," said Jason Buffington, ESG Senior analyst of Data Protection. "Acronis' venerable name in data protection, combined with the flexibility and ease-of-use enabled by the cloud, ought to inspire many organizations to re-imagine how they deliver IT services while staying protected against data loss and disasters."
"As a Managed Service Provider we have found that the Acronis solution is very easy to use, saving our technology team countless hours and eliminating frustration," said John Iglehart, President at Pro River Technology. "Our end user customers also love the peace of mind that their data is being protected by one of the most trusted names in the industry. We could not ask for a better solution to support our business for backup and disaster recovery."
"Acronis Backup Cloud allows Springs Hosting to leverage an innovative and affordable backup solution that easily replaces consumer-grade products," said Jeremy Keefe, CIO at Springs Hosting. "Using the Acronis Backup Manager console we can effortlessly manage our clients' backup practices and maintain account control. The benefits of Acronis Backup Cloud also position Springs Hosting for earning future Hosting/VPS/Private Cloud business within our existing customer base."