For Business

Connect Mac to Windows File Server

Anyone who has worked in a mixed Mac/Windows shop knows that the two environments have significant compatibility issues. With Acronis Access Connect, organizations can quickly install a simple solution that eliminates these stubborn incompatibility problems, enabling Mac users to exist harmoniously and work productively in a Windows-based environment. Apple Spotlight search works properly. Problems with file naming, file access permissions, network printing, unreliable file transfers, and slow server performance disappear. 
 

Backup for Large Environments

The IT environments grow at a faster pace than the companies they serve. A decade ago, a company with 30 employees would have had half a dozen servers, a couple of dozens of PCs, and that’s it. Nowadays, there may be:

  • Few old physical servers still housing important data and applications
  • Virtual hosts, holding couple dozen virtual machines (VMs), with different applications, and even different hypervisors
  • 35+ PCs and laptops — including some Macs
  • 20-30 VMs in the cloud – in Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, Google, or other IaaS cloud
  • Applications and data in the cloud – most probably Microsoft Office 365
  • Few dozen corporate mobile devices – tablets, phones

All of these devices contain important company data, and need to be backed up – and your existing backup solution may not be able to support all of these, or easily scale along with your hybrid IT evolution. What should you do?

OzHosting - Acronis

This year OzHosting.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing cloud hosting solutions on the Australian market.  Established in 1997, it’s one of the original web hosting companies in Australia that made web hosting services easy and affordable for Australian businesses and organizations.

Doug Endersbee, OzHosting.com CEO, told Acronis that understanding the market and responding to customers’ changing needs have been critical to the company’s success over the last two decades. Mr. Endersbee also explained why OzHosting.com selected Acronis Backup Cloud as their new Backup-as-a-Service platform and what has been achieved in the first four months since the system was deployed.

Acronis Active Protection

Acronis Active Protection™ is coming soon to Acronis Backup 12 Advanced, the world’s fastest and easiest backup!

Acronis Active Protection is an advanced ransomware protection technology. It actively protects all of the data – documents, data of all types, your system, backups and even your backup application.

Virtual machines keep you on the safe side and protect your Mac. Nevertheless, VMs are very similar to real computers in that they are vulnerable to the same risks: data loss, hard disk corruption, malware, and power outage. Creating VM backups on a regular basis keeps your work and data safe.

World Backup Day

The closer we get to the end of March, the more you’re going to hear about World Backup Day. Falling on the last day of the month, March 31, World Backup Day raises awareness and educates tech users about computer backup and data protection. We hope to continue this education and awareness building by hosting a Twitter Party to prepare more people for what lies ahead when it comes to the future of their data.

Acronis World Backup Day Survey Results

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, recently completed a consumer backup survey in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, France, and Japan. The results were revealing, beginning with the finding that most users are completely unaware of the threat posed by ransomware attacks, much less how to prepare for them.

Back Up Your Virtual Machine the Right Way! Many articles have been written about making virtual machine snapshots, but most of them are too conceptual and high level. This post discusses the practical side of making virtual machine (VM) snapshots on a VMware vSphere® platform for use as backups.

We will answer the questions:

  • What is a quiesced snapshot?
  • Why use it?
  • What problems can be encountered when you quiesce?

Top 5 Tips for Good SharePoint Backup

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular online collaboration tool used by many companies around the world. Since its introduction in 2001, the product has captured a large share of the market.

Just like your email, databases, ERP and CRM systems, SharePoint is now a business application that you must include in your data protection strategy in order to ensure maximum business continuity. However, SharePoint’s scalability and multiple deployment options can make backups challenging.

Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft recently announced that development of the latest Windows 10 Update (dubbed the Windows 10 Creators Update) has entered the final “bug bashing” testing phase. That means it will likely hit the streets as soon as April 2017. There are many lessons to be learned from the original Windows 10 launch, so read on to find out how to protect your critical data and ensure a smooth Windows 10 update experience.