21 February 2018
Press release

Virtual1 deploys Acronis’ universal Software-defined solution to manage data growth and offer most complete solutions

Acronis Storage 2.3 enables Virtual1 to scale their storage to their needs, leverage geo-replication and offer more complex solutions such as Disaster Recovery

London, UK, 21st February 2018 - Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, today announced that Virtual1, a leading digital service provider, will now incorporate Acronis Storage 2.3 into its infrastructure. The complete software defined storage solution allows Virtual1 to swiftly react to customers' needs in capacity and performance. The option to easily scale their Acronis Backup Cloud capacities and the geo-replication feature help Virtual1 to offer more complete services to their customers. With Acronis Storage 2.3 the service provider replaced their previous iSCSI storage and added S3 capacity for Acronis FilesCloud.

"Acronis's Hybrid model is ideal for our business, it is tailor-made for a wholesale model, with a simple and powerful interface, allowing us to leverage the power of our own network and infrastructure", says Tom O'Hagan, CEO at Virtual1. "It is one of the most thought through channel products that we see in the market."

Virtual1 was facing an immense data growth - a 100 percent very six months - and was looking for a scalable and easy-to-use solution which could be seamlessly integrated in their own infrastructure. Acronis Storage 2.3 was the product of choice because it met all requirements. It allowed Virtual1 to offer a higher level of backup protection for their customers with the backup data in two of their DC's using the ABGW geo-replication feature.

Acronis Storage's ability to provide mixed workloads has enabled the Virtual1 to deploy both iSCSI and S3 storage in the same SDS cluster. This consolidation of storage services gives significant benefits in terms of hardware utilisation and reduced storage management. Since the beginning of the project, two months ago, the capacity requirement has grown around 10 percent.

"Service Providers need to dynamically address new trends and tendencies of the market to provide and uphold user experiences. We are proud to enable Virtual1 to extend their service offerings with Acronis Storage 2.3", says John Zanni, President at Acronis. "This use case proves that service providers can highly benefit from our solution. With the ongoing enormous and rapid data growth, many service providers face the same challenge: to be flexible and quick enough to react or better prepare for the customer's needs of today and tomorrow."

For more information about Acronis Storage, visit: https://www.acronis.com/en-gb/business/software-storage/

About Virtual1

Virtual1 is the UK's leading Digital Service Provider. We operate the largest and most advanced wholesale fibre network in the UK, connecting 180 towns and cities.

Built upon state-of-the-art infrastructure, we deliver a high capacity, low latency network which is also privately connected to our range of Cloud solutions, guaranteeing both performance and security.

From Colo environments to Private Cloud, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Backup, our infrastructure allows business to adopt fully integrated connectivity and cloud solutions, in a way that best suits them.

Our network and solutions are fully software defined, which means that through our award winning 1Portal, our Partners can quote, order and manage their customers' solutions entirely online, 24/7. Learn more at virtual1.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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