13 October 2020
Press release

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Updated: Enhancing Cyber Protection and Performance for Workloads at the Edge by up to 50%

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.0 delivers improved availability, manageability, and security while delivering greater performance for end customers and service providers

Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND - 13 October 2020 - Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today released Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.0, a significant update to the company's software-defined infrastructure solution. Featuring more than 350 new capabilities and enhancements, the update helps Acronis partners and end users improve the performance and manageability of their infrastructure while strengthening the security and availability of their data.

With 31% of companies reporting daily cyberattacks and half (50%) being targeted at least once a week, organizations can face costly downtime and direct financial losses. Yet too many IT teams and managed service providers (MSPs) still rely on a patchwork of legacy solutions, which is expensive, time-consuming, and complicated to maintain - and the lack of solution integration still leaves gaps in the defenses.

As a scale-out, cost-efficient, multi-purpose storage solution for cyber protection, Acronis Cyber Infrastructure is a fast and universal building-block for any software-defined data center or edge workload. It uses any industry-standard hardware and combines block, file, and object storage workloads with compute and software-defined network capabilities.

"Given the speed of business today, organizations require security, immediate availability, and reliable performance from their infrastructure," said Serg Bell, Acronis Founder and Executive Officer. "In delivering on our vision of comprehensive cyber protection, integrating Acronis Cyber Infrastructure is a critical component for many of our customers and partners, which is why the enhancements we've made as part of this update are so vital."

Among the performance-enhancing changes, erasure coding improves writing performance and latency for hybrid and all flash tiers up to 50%. Similarly, enhancements to storage networking have increased the performance of multi-thread workloads - with random reads improving up to 40%.

The new update also ensures the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) of an organization's data, applications, and systems.

What's new in Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.0

Among the most notable features included in the update are:

Improved manageability

· Flexible reconfiguration of cluster networking is available with an automated procedure that allows changes to the configuration of network roles or IP addresses in the cluster.

· Customize S3 geo-replication on the user/bucket level.

· Improved monitoring for S3 and NFS services.

· Set storage limits for IOPS and bandwidth for protected workloads and secure stable storage performance.

Heightened availability

· Increase data availability by spreading storage data among new failure domains: room, row, and rack. A failure domain defines a scope within which services might go down together.

Enhanced security

· Management of access to S3 geo-replication is available for buckets with access control lists.

· Users can enable the access log via Amazon S3 API and get detailed information about the objects in their buckets.

Acronis Cyber Infrastructure is used in Acronis data centers around the world, which support millions of workloads and more than 5,000PB from 500,000 businesses. It is proven technology that enables them to build their cyber protection strategy with confidence.

For the full changelog, including all enhancements in Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 4.0, please refer to the release notes available here.

To get more information, download a trial, or request a quote, please visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/business/cyber-infrastructure/.

Infrastructure on the appliance you choose

In addition to running on industry-standard hardware, it also comes pre-installed on Acronis Cyber Appliance. The full integration of hardware and software delivers a plug-and-play compatibility that ensures fast, hassle-free deployments in any location, and provides seamless support for other cyber protection solutions like Acronis Cyber Protect and Acronis Cyber Cloud.

In addition to the version 4.0 enhancement, Acronis Cyber Appliance also delivers new capabilities, including the ability to be added to an existing cluster that's deployed on another appliance or other hardware. Users can also view any available network interface and connectivity options during the installation, making it a better fit for the physical network infrastructure of an existing data center.

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 antimalware, 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.

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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