Acronis ups ante on data protection with new platform
By Digital News Asia July 9, 2015
- Equips service providers, resellers and distributors with complete portfolio
- Also announces new version of cloud backup, other new solutions
ACRONIS has introduced the cloud-based Acronis Data Protection Platform, which it claimed 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.
This would allow its partners to tap into the growing and under-served market for cloud data protection services, the company said in a statement.
As part of the announcement, Acronis is also releasing a new version of Acronis Backup Cloud and introducing Acronis Files Cloud, its new file sync and share solution.
Acronis also announced the global availability of Acronis Disaster Recovery Service, its all-in-one solution for backup and disaster recovery.
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 data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control, and access any data from any location, Acronis said.
It supports a 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 (stock-keeping units) to sell as services; and
- Service providers: Hosted, managed and branded as their own, and powered by Acronis.
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, Acronis said.
The Acronis Data Protection Platform supports systems such as 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.
Acronis Backup Cloud
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; and
- Local backup recovery directly from within a centralized management console.
Acronis Files 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 company claimed.
The solution helps service providers and partners quickly address the growing need for businesses to securely support BYOD (bring your own device) and the rise of mobile workers.
Unlike consumer-grade solutions, 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.
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 centres.
With a focus on addressing both recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs), 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 Acronis cofounder and chief executive officer Serguei Beloussov (pic above).
“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 capitalise on this massive market opportunity,” he added.
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