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Acronis Recognised as a Challenger in First-Ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Acronis Disaster Recovery Positioned Highest Among Challengers on Ability to Execute

Reading, UK – April 29, 2015 - Acronis, a global leader in new generation data protection, today announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Challengers" quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service”1 worldwide report, published April 21, 2015. As part of the report, Acronis Disaster Recovery Service was evaluated on completeness of vision and ability to execute, positioned the highest among the challengers on ability to execute.

According to the Gartner report, the DRaaS market originally emerged to address IT organisations' need to support increasingly aggressive recovery-time targets, as well as more frequent and lower-cost testing while understaffed – without requiring a significant time commitment by existing IT staff. By 2018, the number of organisations using disaster recovery as a service will exceed the number of organisations using traditional, syndicated recovery services, the Gartner report noted.

Acronis Disaster Recovery Service: A Proven Business Continuity Solution
Designed for mid-size organisations and enterprises with 100 to 1,000 or more employees, Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is an all-in-one solution for backup and disaster recovery that protects files, servers, and entire data centres. With a focus on addressing both recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO), the solution is designed for companies that have extremely low tolerance for data loss, downtime, or risk mitigation.

Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is a hybrid cloud service that replicates and backs up customer’s data and systems to an on-site appliance and into one of four Acronis cloud data centres. The solution features built-in automation that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership for customers, including regular automated testing in a virtual private environment that allows you to keep your business up and running at all times and rely on less IT staff.

“We’re honoured to be recognised by Gartner and we believe we’re best positioned to take on the leaders in this space,” said Serguei Beloussov, Chief Executive Officer, Acronis. “We’re focused on bringing our customers the best recovery point and recovery time in the industry, and we’re doing this with automation. Innovative services like automated, non-disruptive testing are significantly lowering our customers’ TCO and our strategy is to build more automation into the product with each release.”

“The beauty of Acronis is that we don’t have to worry about disaster recovery anymore or even maintain those skill sets in-house, yet we still have the uptimes that the business requires,” said David Benton, CIO at Austin Ventures, a large venture capital firm in Texas, USA. “If disaster does strike, a complete and rapid recovery is mission-critical. With Acronis Disaster Recovery Service, it only takes 40 minutes to have our critical systems back up and running.”

Additional Information

Get the entire Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service report here: http://bit.ly/1Kq0aqkLearn more about Acronis Disaster Recovery Service at: http://www.acronis.com/en-us/business/disaster-recovery-as-service/

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by John Morency and Christine Tenneson, 21 April 2015


About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.


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