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Acronis launches simple, fast backup and disaster recovery for VMware

Acronis vmProtect 6 drives down the cost of protecting VMware virtual servers

London, UK, 30 August 2011 - Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today launched a fast and simple to use backup and disaster recovery solution for VMware customers.

Acronis® vmProtectTM6 has been engineered exclusively for VMware® vSphereTMservers (v4.0, 4.1 or later) using ESX and ESXi hypervisors. It provides businesses with a simple-to-deploy, easy-to-manage disaster recovery solution for agentless back up and quick recovery of their VMware virtual environments. 

Priced at £375 per CPU, and with unlimited P2V (physical to virtual) migrations, Acronis vmProtect 6 represents an affordable backup, migration and disaster recovery solution for the growing number of businesses moving to a VMware virtualised server environment. 

With an install-to-start backup time of approximately five minutes1, Acronis vmProtect 6 can recover a virtual machine directly from a backup image, without having to do a full restore, and actual recovery times can take less than a minute.

Acronis vmProtect 6 can be installed as a virtual appliance, eliminating the need to purchase any additional hardware and minimising memory consumption and management overhead. The backup process itself also becomes a quick and easy task. A web-based interface allows remote management, even on a smartphone, simplifying management and reporting tasks.

Acronis vmProtect 6 offers both image and file-level recovery options, which allows users to restore precisely the data that is needed. The granular nature of the application makes it possible to select individual volumes to back up and, for even faster backups, users can analyse the file system to avoid backing up unused blocks and exclude individual files and folders such as temporary or page files.

Data deduplication and compression capabilities are included for free with Acronis vmProtect 6 and these further reduce the time taken to back up and recover as well as cutting storage costs. In addition, for added security, backups can be encrypted using industry-standard 256 bit AES algorithms.

Jason Donahue, CEO at Acronis said: “Protecting VMware servers should be neither complex nor costly. By using a solution that speaks directly to VMware requirements, businesses can accelerate their virtualisation adoption. IT managers need never question the status, availability or recovery time of their virtual data again.”

Additional Information:

  • Acronis vmProtect 6 data sheet
  • Download a free 15-day trial
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  • Acronis Global DR Index whitepaper
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Notes To Editors:

 1 Taneja Group Technology Validation Report, August 2011. A summary of the report is available at: www.acronis.co.uk.



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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