08 November 2005
Press release

Acronis Launches Disk Management Suite For Server Environments, Unveils Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 For Home PCs And Corporate Workstations

New capabilities include splitting, merging and exploring partitions; booting from CD/DVDs and second hard disk; enhanced server environment support

November 8, 2005, South San Francisco, CA — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management software, unveiled Acronis Disk Director Server, an advanced disk management application to manage corporate servers. The company also unveiled its, next-generation of the Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 for desktop systems, which provides users with enhanced partition management and multibooting capabilities.

"Acronis Disk Director Server marks the company's initial entry into server-based disk management," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "Having an easy to use product to create separate partitions for the operating system, applications and user specific data significantly improves performance, manageability and recoverability of data and systems. This makes Acronis Disk Director the ideal companion tool for our award-winning Acronis True Image for servers and workstations. Using the combination of both products IT managers now can create a backup image of the system partition and then regularly backup user data on a file or partition level providing significant time and storage space savings."

New features in Acronis Disk Director Server and Acronis Disk Director Suite include wizards to explore and edit data and the partition's structure, split partition, and merge partitions. Enhanced features also include booting from a second hard disk drive, booting from a CD or DVD, and enhanced operating system detection that can locate deleted operating systems.

"With Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0, users no longer have to choose between having a system configured the way they want it or having a technician do the task," said Stephen Lawton, Acronis director of marketing. "User-friendly wizards and powerful step-by-step operations mean that any user can repartition and manipulate monster hard disks or run multiple operating systems — even multiple versions of Windows.

"Acronis is dedicated to providing these tools to ensure that every user, from novice to engineer, can take advantage of these latest technological advances," he continued.

Here's a breakdown on the new and enhanced features in the product:

  • Splitting/merging partitions
  • Running a command-line interface (Server version only)
  • Exploring partitions, including ability to manage folders and files
  • Boot from second Hard Disk Drive
  • Boot from CD or DVD in Acronis OS Selector boot menu (Workstation version only)
  • OS Detection Wizard (Workstation version only)

Acronis Disk Director Server supports all Windows Server operating systems: Windows NT / 2000 Server / 2000 Advanced Server / 2003 Server /. Acronis Disk Director Suite supports desktop operating systems: Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT 4.0 Workstation Service Pack 6 / 2000 Professional / XP.

List price for Acronis Disk Director Server is $499. List price for Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 remains at $49.99. Both versions are currently shipping.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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