New Acronis True Image available on-premises or on the cloud
By Benjamin Cher August 18, 2015
- True Image 2016 brings back the ‘try and decide’ capability
- Includes new subscription-based cloud service for users
ACRONIS has launched a new version of its consumer local data backup software Acronis True Image, and said the new release of the cloud version now offers backup for multiple devices including smartphones.
True Image is available either as a subscription (True Image Cloud) or as standalone software (True Image 2016).
True Image 2016 will not include mobile device backup, while True Image Cloud subscribers will get immediate access to every new release and update.
True Image features a ‘try and decide’ capability that gives users the option to test new software, drivers or configurations in a controlled temporary environment. They can revert to the previous version without having to reimage their machine, the company said.
Meanwhile Acronis True Image Cloud allows integrates backups from multiple devices – including desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones – into a single online dashboard.
Smartphone backups include contacts, calendars, reminders and text messages (Android only), besides photos and videos.
The cloud is the future of data backup, chief executive officer Serguei Beloussov said at the launch in Singapore.
The feature to back up multiple devices including smartphones and tablets is not found in rival products, Acronis claimed.
True Image Cloud can also migrate data across mobile platforms without losing any data. This means that users can move data from iOS to Android or to Windows, and vice versa, the company added.
It also allows archiving, which Beloussov believes users would appreciate. Archiving is indexing and moving data that is not actively used into separate data storage, allowing for quick retrieval when needed.
The archiving feature on Acronis True Image Cloud can scan and index the data in the users’ device, allowing them to select the files to archive to. A network location called Acronis Drive would be created with the exact file structure so users can find the archived files in the same location within the drive.
All these features are in addition to full image backup, which allows users to restore their notebooks or computers down to where the folders were left on the desktop, on any other available device.
Users can still back up their data to other network locations or a removable drive besides Acronis Cloud.
True Image 2016 retails for US$49.99 for one computer, US$79.99 for three computers, and US$129.99 for five.
True Image Cloud is available at US$99.99 per year for one computer and three devices, US$169.99 per year for three computers and 10 devices, and US$199.99 for five computers and 15 devices.
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