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Acronis to Add Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

SYDNEY, Aust., September 16, 2008 — Acronis® Inc. (www.acronis.com.au), a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced that its Acronis True Image disk imaging and backup software for businesses will add support for Microsoft Hyper-V technology to provide those users with full disaster recovery for both physical and virtual servers. 

With Acronis True Image, an entire server can be recovered within minutes to either an existing system, a new system with different hardware, or to a virtual server. Acronis True Image also helps increase hardware utilisation for better datacenter return on investment by backing up both physical and virtual computers.

At the outset, Acronis True Image Echo products run in Hyper-V virtual machines and will be able to create archives of them. These archives will be converted to Virtual Server (.vhd) format, which are fully compatible with Hyper-V. For virtual-to-virtual migration, users running VMware ESX Server can install an Acronis True Image program into the virtual machine, create a backup image, convert it to a .vhd, create a diskless VMin Hyper-V, and then import the .vhd file into Hyper-V.

The company is developing native support for Hyper-V for its Acronis True Image product family, which includes Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server, Acronis True Image Virtual Edition, Acronis True Image Server for Windows, Acronis True Image Server for Microsoft Small Business Server, and Acronis True Image Echo Workstation, as well as Acronis Universal Restore for each of these products. Acronis Universal Restore is an add-on module for customers that require the ability to recover server images to dissimilar hardware, regardless of the operating system or installed components. With Acronis True Image Virtual Edition, there is no limit on the number of virtual servers that customers can back up.

"Adoption of Microsoft's Hyper-V technology is expected to increase dramatically, so it is important for us to support this important new technology in the market," said Bill Taylor Mountford, General Manager of Acronis ANZ.” As a Microsoft partner, we've had excellent cooperation to expedite the process of building support into our software, which is great news for our mutual customers."

There will be no additional charge for the Hyper-V added support. Acronis has yet to announce the date when users will be able to download the software update.


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.au. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.


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