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Acronis Now Delivers Near-Instant Recovery Of VMware vSphere Virtual Machines

 Latest update to Acronis vmProtect introduces faster, cost effective, complete disaster recovery from cloud or any storage location

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, October 9, 2012Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that it has significantly reduced the time required to recover virtual machines in VMware® virtual environments with the introduction of vmFlashBack™, a new feature included in the latest release of Acronis® vmProtect™. In addition, Acronis has made a secure cloud backup strategy more achievable with the inclusion of multi-destination staging. 

The new vmFlashBack™ feature reduces downtime by offering a fast, simple restore option that accelerates recovery times. This new technology copies only those data blocks that have changed, allowing for recovery times of up to 100 times faster than previously achievable.

According to research conducted at VMworld San Francisco 2012, almost 70 percent of VMware® ESX(i) users have already, or are planning to back up their machines to the cloud*. To address this demand, Acronis has added disk-to-disk-to-cloud staging in this latest release of Acronis® vmProtect™. Administrators can now better protect data and machines by saving backup files to multiple locations – including off-premise private clouds through Acronis Online cloud.

This automated process in Acronis vmProtect allows for different schedules at different destinations, without user intervention, to more efficiently meet policy compliance and optimise the use of available bandwidth. Combined with the ability to remotely recover files from a cloud backup location through a web-based interface, Acronis vmProtect can offer the “anywhere-access” benefit of a cloud-based backup strategy to enterprises of all sizes.

 “Virtual environments are at risk,” commented Dmitri Joukovski, vice president of product management at Acronis. “As the use of virtual environments to support business critical applications, and cloud-based models for delivery and collaboration expands, more businesses are playing roulette with their critical data. Acronis can support the accelerated pace of change within organisations, with the most comprehensive host and server protection for VMware environments. ”

International Paris-based fashion house Gerald Darel, recently chose Acronis vmProtect as a comprehensive virtual backup and recovery solution after a rigorous testing process. Samuel Chemouni, technical director at Gerard Darel explained: “During the testing of Acronis vmProtect, we found that the backup process only took a few clicks and was completed in less than five minutes. This was without any prior training of the team or any contact with Acronis for support. Compared to its competitors, Acronis vmProtect proved to be the easiest to use, the fastest for recovery and the most efficient solution.”

At £369 per CPU, and with unlimited seamless migration of workloads between virtual and physical environments, Acronis® vmProtect™ 8 represents a comprehensive host and machine backup, data migration and disaster recovery solution for the expanding number of businesses moving to a VMware® vSphere™ environment. Customers who have purchased Acronis® vmProtect™ 7 with maintenance are entitled to a free upgrade to Acronis® vmProtect™ 8.

*Survey of attendees at VMworld San Francisco, 2012 conducted Aug 26-28, 2012 by Acronis. Sample size of in person and online respondents = 279.

Additional Information:

Further information is available at http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/vmprotect/



About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.



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