05 October 2010
Press release

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: http://www.acronis.co.uk/backup-recovery/online/

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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Katya Turtseva
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