21 June 2012
Press release

Acronis vmProtect Rated Best in Speed, Efficiency, and Ease-of-Use, According to Taneja Group Report

Acronis® vmProtect™ Assessed to be the Best Price for Performance Investment on the Market, Using Half the Virtual Infrastructure Resources than a Competing Backup and Disaster Recovery Product

London, UK. 21 June, 2012 - Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today released a new Technology Validation report from analyst firm Taneja Group: "Virtual Backup: Twice as Easy, With Half the Overhead." Led by Taneja Group Senior Analyst and Consultant Jeff Boles, the report concludes that for reliable backup and recovery of VMware® vSphere™ servers, Acronis® vmProtect™ offers a faster, more efficient and easier to use alternative to more widely known products on the market today.

When compared directly to a competing backup and disaster recovery product, Taneja Group discovered that AcronisvmProtect is 8 times faster to install, 25 percent faster in multi-VM backup job completion and 5 times faster to recover Exchange items. It also found that Acronis vmProtect uses half of the vRAM required for installation, further increasing efficiency on the network.

"A business' ability to quickly and seamlessly recover critical data and applications could potentially make or break its future success," said Boles. "To ensure the least amount of loss in the event of downtime, many IT professionals are already realising the advantages of Acronis vmProtect. With vmProtect, we found that backups are not only performed quickly, but with significantly less resources than competing products on the market. This makes Acronis the logical choice for cost-effective data protection and business continuity planning."

VMware is estimated by industry analysts to command between 50 percent and 80 percent of global market share for hypervisor deployment, and the Acronis Disaster Recovery Report showed that businesses under 1000 seats have accelerated their adoption of virtualization, ahead now of similar projects in the enterprise.

"One thing is certain - the virtualisation of servers is here to stay. Since the inception of vmProtect our goal has been to deliver a product for organisations with limited IT resources, that was both fast and easy to use. vmProtect is optimised for VMware to reduce the learning curve and reduce margin for human error," said Dmitri Joukovski, vice president, product management at Acronis. "This latest Taneja Group report validates our technology as leading the backup and recovery market and shows we have successfully delivered a backup and disaster recovery product that performs with unprecedented efficiency."

To download the full report, visit the Acronis website here.

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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