18 February 2009
Press release

Acronis offers complete backup and fast recovery in virtual environments

Vendor uses VMWorld Europe as platform to launch its Virtual Edition in EMEA

18 February, 2009, UK - Acronis will debut its new version of backup and recovery solutions in virtual environments at this year's VMWorld Europe event (Cannes 24-26 February). Acronis True Image Virtual Edition will allow organisations to back up and recover virtual machines onto a single physical server and seamlessly migrate servers between physical and virtual environments.

Designed to keep budgeting for backup and recovery solutions in a virtual environment simple, the solution is cost-effective allowing organisations to backup, recover or test up to 99 virtual machines on a single, physical server at one price. There is no additional charge for backing up new virtual machines.

Because many vendors charge a licensing fee for each operating system, processor, or virtual server it can become extremely expensive for an organisation to build, test, migrate and manage a virtual machine infrastructure. Kevin Moreau, general manager UK and Ireland, explains:

"This move marks Acronis' commitment to provide clarity to organisations who acknowledge the need to backup in a virtual world, but may be put off by the complexity and cost of the licensing structure associated with introducing a business continuity strategy in a virtual environment."

He continued: "The simplicity of this structure makes it ideal for SMBs who may have limited experience of working in a virtual environment. However, it's equally as suitable for larger companies who manage a high volume virtual machine environment. Quite simply, the more virtual machines created on a host, the lower the price per virtual machine."

More information is available at: http://www.acronis.co.uk/enterprise/products/ATIVE/

Pricing and Availability

Acronis True Image Virtual Edition is £2282 per physical server (host) including Acronis Universal Restore and support and upgrade protection. Acronis Universal Restore allows you to recover server images to dissimilar virtual hardware, regardless of the operating system or installed components. The product is now available from selected resellers across Europe.

Customers who require disaster recovery protection for less than five virtual machines per physical server can purchase the Acronis True Image standard server edition

Acronis can be found on stand 36 at VMWorld Europe 2009. To book a briefing with a spokesperson or a product demonstration, please contact Christel Grizaut, christel.grizaut@acronis.com.

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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