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Acronis Backup as a Service Enhances Cloud Service Portfolio and Solves Customer Data Protection Challenges

London, December 10, 2014Acronis®, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced the availability of Acronis Backup as a Service version 3. Acronis Backup as a Service delivers high value data protection capabilities that create new revenue streams for partners without a large upfront investment.

Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, Acronis Backup as a Service provides unparalleled deployment flexibility, including a turnkey solution for service providers hosted in Acronis data centers, a hybrid offer with Acronis hosted management console leveraging service provider’s local storage, and a complete service provider hosted and managed deployment.

Service providers like ITKontoret as well as key distributors have adopted Acronis Backup as a Service to expand their service portfolio to include backup and recovery in order to create new revenue streams without large upfront investments. The service is easy to adopt, provides a pay-for-use model and provides complete protection that customers require, including support for workstations, Windows, Linux, physical and virtual servers. Underscoring the growing trend of distributors building their businesses by provisioning cloud services, such market players are now delivering Acronis Backup as a Service through their Cloud Services Division.

“Acronis Backup as a Service enables us to effectively protect our customer’s data with a tailored, comprehensive, reliable, and cost-effective service for our partners and customers” said Andreas Wiren, CTO at ITKontoret.” We are able to provide them with one stable and standardized hybrid solution in which the customer data stays in our own data center while the platform is being handled by Acronis. This saves troubleshooting and manpower and makes the lives for our customers and us much easier.”

Acronis Backup as a Service is a multi-tier / multi-tenant solution, providing local and hybrid storage of backed up data, local backup on customer premise, and local recovery plus recovery from cloud.  The service provides advanced security, including SSL encryption of management channels and in-transit and at-rest AES256 data encryption.  Acronis has provided reliable cloud backup since 2010, and recently opened data centers in Germany and Japan to complement those in place in United States, France, Russia and Singapore in order to support international cloud business growth.

“Opportunities abound for service providers, including backup, secure file access and sharing and disaster-recovery solutions,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO and co-founder of Acronis. “Acronis Backup as a Service gives them the ability to offer advanced data protection to their customers with an easily managed and monitored high-margin service that delivers security and scalability.”

Learn more about Acronis Backup as a Service by visiting http://www.acronis.com/en-gb/provider/backup-as-a-service/

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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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