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Acronis to launch online backup & recovery at vmworld, stand #24

Vendor to unveil image-based backup and recovery solution to the cloud to complete existing portfolio of DR solutions for physical & virtual environments 

LONDON, UK., October 5, 2010 Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, is announcing today Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Online.  This online backup and recovery solution offers the advantages of an offsite datacentre without a substantial upfront investment. 

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online will be shown for the first time in Europe on 12-14 October at VMworld Europe in Copenhagen. This service answers the need for cost-effective online data storage for backup and recovery. It has been designed for SMBs who are typically currently backing up to tape or disk and storing the backups offsite or who do not have an offsite data protection strategy. With this service, IT administrators can recover files, folders or even complete images of systems.

Existing solutions for on-site local backup like Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 provide the benefits of backups and recoveries in the event of infrastructure failure or local occurrences such as accidently deleted files or virus attacks. The new Acronis solution enables organisations to recover quickly and completely from a secure cloud computing environment in the wake of a full scale outage, without requiring a dedicated offsite storage facility and its associated costs.

The service includes support for mixed virtual and physical computing environments found in many of today’s businesses. With this product announcement, the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 family becomes one of the first data protection solutions to offer online, agent-less backup for virtual machines (eliminating agents reduces repetitive administration tasks). Moreover, it:

  • Has minimal impact on management overhead, since the same Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 management console allows for control of both online and local backups—for both physical and virtual machines.
  • Recovers individual files or whole system images so organisations have the disaster recovery flexibility they need.
  • Provides flexible retention periods depending on customer’s backup and archiving policies.
  • Protects backup data through AES-256 data encryption and user authentication for complete security.
  • Offers an initial seeding option for customers with large amounts of data, where the backup is placed on a hard drive and sent to Acronis’ data centre for uploading. Similarly, in the event of a large server outage, Acronis will load a server’s backups onto an external hard drive and ship it to the customer as part of its Large Scale Recovery option.

"With its latest announcement, Acronis has expanded its offerings from on-premise solutions to the cloud. This is an important initiative for the SMB market because Acronis is now providing enterprise-class cloud based backup and recovery at an affordable price point for small to medium sized businesses. With this offering, Acronis enables SMB organisations to use a secondary site for disaster recovery and manage it together with their on-premise backup solution. IDC expects that a hybrid model with on-premise and cloud protection will become a mainstream solution," said Carla Arend, Program Manager for IDC's European Information Management and Storage software research.

“Backup and recovery pivots on trust and reliability. These key values become even more important when businesses place essential data in the cloud,” said Jason Donahue, CEO at Acronis. “This product has been developed solely by Acronis and is a natural extension to our on-premise solution. With almost a decade of experience in providing organically grown DR solutions to SMBs, and more than five million installations worldwide, Acronis is the disaster recovery provider of choice for small- and medium-size businesses.”

Pricing and availability

The service is available in an annual subscription basis and is licensed per machine:

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Workstation       250GB           £33.59

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Server                    1TB             £299

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Virtual Machines  2TB             £659    

The service will be available to purchase beginning October 12th through local channel partners. A free 60-day evaluation will also be available on October 12th.  For more information, please visit:

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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