31 July 2015
Press release

ProfitBricks Continues to Revolutionise Cloud Computing with Selection of Acronis as Exclusive Backup Solution Provider

Partnership Brings Service Providers and End Users Unmatched Flexibility and Ease-of-Use to Accelerate the Transition of Data Protection Solutions to the Cloud

London, UK - JULY 31, 2015 - Acronis®, a global leader in cloud data protection, today announced a partnership with ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, to deliver Acronis Backup Cloud as its backup solution option for the ProfitBrick's cloud computing platform. ProfitBricks is revolutionising cloud computing for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and selected Acronis data protection for its ability to support any data source, destination and delivery model and its unmatched support for service provider workloads. With Acronis Backup Cloud, ProfitBrick's managed service provider (MSP) partners and end user customers now have access to 'best-in-class' backup - all delivered with the ease of use, flexibility and price/performance guarantees of the ProfitBricks cloud computing platform.

Digital Business and the Cloud Fueling Increased Adoption of Data Protection Solutions

As businesses worldwide increasingly go digital, the need to back up and recover data, applications and entire IT system data centres is more critical than ever. At the same time, the Cloud is driving increased adoption of data protection solutions by businesses with easier-to-use, more affordable solutions. In fact, a recent Spiceworks survey reported that cloud backup and recovery is the top cloud service that IT Pros plan to start using in the next 6 months.

ProfitBricks Drives the Future of Cloud Computing with Painless Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

Started by the founders of 1&1 Internet web hosting business who built it into a $3 billion public company with 10 million customers and 70,000 servers, ProfitBricks is revolutionising the delivery of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions with its highly flexible, easy-to-use cloud computing platform for managed service providers (MSPs) and end user customers. With a focus on helping companies easily migrate on-premises IT infrastructure to the cloud, ProfitBricks has developed a unique cloud computing model that lets MSPs and end users select the desired amount of processing power and storage needed with the freedom to design and configure any virtual data centre based on their unique requirements - at a lower cost with higher performance.

Acronis Backup Cloud Designed for Service Providers

Acronis Backup Cloud is a proven hybrid cloud backup and recovery solution that enables service providers to rapidly bring new revenue-generating services to market for their end user customers. The Acronis cloud solution enables protection of any data from any location and provides MSPs and end users with complete control of where data is stored, including multiple staging locations for backup, seeding of cloud storage, and migration of systems using strong data encryption to maintain data privacy.

Acronis Backup Cloud is designed to meet the broad range of workloads and data sources that MSPs and end users manage today, including Windows®, Mac®, Linux, Hyper-V, VMware®, RHEV, XEN, KVM, Oracle® VM, Microsoft Exchange® and SQL, as well as XEN®, KVM, Linux®, Virtuozzo, Docker®, Open-Xchange, and MySQL®

With the addition of Acronis Backup Cloud, ProfitBricks customers will soon be easily able to provision Acronis backup services by self-serving directly through the innovative, easy-to-use ProfitBricks user interface and control panel. When provisioning a server, MSPs and end customers will simply need to select a configuration with the backup option they want enabled, reducing the need for on-site IT backup infrastructure, systems integrators and consultants, and internal IT staff needed to support the solution.

"Backup is the number one request we get for add-on services from our cloud computing partners and end user customers," said Achim Weiss, Co-founder and CEO at ProfitBricks. "We chose Acronis as our backup solution partner due to its leading and proven technology combined with their unmatched support for the most common workloads hosted by IaaS providers and their MSP and end-user customers today."

"ProfitBricks is defining the future of IaaS and is one of the most promising challengers of Azure, AWS and Google's clouds with its advanced architecture and high performance," said Serg Bell, Co-Founder and CEO at Acronis. "We are excited to work with a true cloud innovator like ProfitBricks as we believe backup and data protection present the next huge opportunity for cloud services."

Acronis Backup Cloud will be available to all ProfitBricks service provider partners and end users in Q4, 2015.

About ProfitBricks

ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users and managed service provider partners, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and a price/performance guarantee. ProfitBricks was awarded a spot on CRNs 2015 Emerging Vendors List, won the Best Cloud Award for 2015 by ASCII and was also the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014. With offices in Berlin, Germany, San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, ProfitBricks can be found online at: http://www.profitbricks.com/

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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