cloud backup

The robots are coming, the robots are coming!

Seriously, there has been an awful lot of discussion in the media about the role of service automation and computerization of business processes.  The reality is that through APIs, machine learning, monitors, sensors and actuators, we are beginning a process by which many workloads formerly handled by people will be accomplished through computers. 

At Acronis we believe in trying to leverage our resellers’ existing billing, control panel and system automation software. We have integrated Acronis Backup Cloud into a number of popular industry service automation software solutions like Odin Automation, WHMCS, Hostbill, and ConnectWise, plus we have great APIs for tying into other systems. 

Office 365 Backup is Your Responsibility

Did you know that Office 365 does not generate backups that you could actually use to restore lost data or keep emails for archiving purposes? While it may include basic protection, like snapshot and undelete features, it does not create proper backups in other clouds, or on-premises. It’s no surprise that up to 80 percent of companies have already experienced data loss using public cloud services, and you don’t want to be one of them. You need to do a little extra to satisfy the regulatory requirements and meet your business continuity needs.

Acronis Backup Cloud 7.0 Is Here!

We are excited to announce the release of Acronis Backup Cloud 7.0. The latest update of this powerful hybrid cloud backup solution for service providers brings innovative new features, integration with ConnectWise Manage, and many other improvements.

Data is the lifeline of your organization. You, as an IT system administrator, know this perfectly well through the daily trials and tribulations babysitting your IT systems, through the pain and suffering of getting things back up and running when they go down. Because of this you know that backing up everything you manage is essential – and maybe you even learned this hard way.

So, what do you do?

First, you select a complete and reliable backup solution, and provision it in your environment. However, when you get to the settings of your backup policy, you are stumped by the simple question: “Where do you want to back up to?”

“Hold on. Where do I want to back up?” you ask yourself. The software gives you multiple options – disk, network, cloud, tape – but which one is the best?

Well, it can be tricky – as there is no absolute best option. For example:

Today, most people understand cloud applications and cloud computing, but some still question the differences between a cloud backup solution, like Acronis, and cloud storage services, such as iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. In some cases, the providers of the latter three products advertise their services as a backup solution. In other cases, consumers believe that anytime they store data in the cloud, it's always protected in the event of loss. Let’s set the record straight when it comes to online backup vs. cloud storage services!

How Are Cloud Storage Services Different From Backup Software?

To start, take a look at the definitions of the different types of cloud storage services available today:

Long gone are the days of the single computer household and mobile phones being a luxury item. With two little ones at home, my family has already accumulated more technology (one iPad, two mobile phones, two laptops and one desktop computer) than we know what to do with.

Plus, we task all of these devices with creating and storing enormous quantities of information that remains central to our lives – from personal photos, videos and music to important work and household documents. At the same time, all of these devices being connected to the Internet, making our digital lives more on the go than ever: nine out of ten households in the US have three or more devices connected to the Internet now.

According to a recent Acronis survey, a third of us have experienced some sort of data loss. However, 22% of us don’t backup our computers or mobile phones, at all.

We’ve all thought about what we’d grab from our house in case of a fire or natural disaster: photos, videos, important documents, and jewelry are probably at the top of your list. These physical objects are something we value a lot. The things we touch, see and feel everyday become an important part of our lives – so it’s natural to want to protect them.

Our digital data holds the same value. Thousands of pictures and videos, precious personal files and information, and important work now live in digital form on our mobile phones, tablets, and desktop and laptop computers. Today, our data is our life. 

 

How are you protecting your digital life?

Acronis has just released a new backup service - Acronis Backup Service.

It solves business data protection challenges with a complete and easy-to-manage service that backs up any data from any source and recovers to any destination or system.

This unique new offering introduces a revolutionary approach to the backup and data protection tasks. It helps organizations:

WORLD BACKUP DAY: The Right Stuff!

Here is a quick recap of the important points we made in our first four articles - also illustrated into our latest video:

Acronis is pleased to announce that Ingram Micro has added the Acronis Backup Cloud solution to its Cloud Marketplace. As more and more companies deploy turnkey cloud services to simplify their data protection, resellers struggle to maintain these new revenue streams due to the resource intensive nature of provisioning, billing and managing their cloud services. Now, Acronis and Ingram partners have access to the ideal solution for maintaining their Cloud services business.