April 28, 2008
Press release

Acronis protects corporate e-mail systems from disaster, data loss

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 28, 2008 - Acronis (www.acronis.com/en-sg/), today announced Acronis Recovery for MS Exchange, a backup and recovery software program specifically designed to quickly and cost-effectively restores damaged Microsoft Exchange installations to working order. It the latest in a family of backup and recovery software purpose-built for databases.

Acronis Recovery for MS Exchange is based on the company's proven backup and disaster recovery software, but is specifically designed to meet the needs of IT managers looking for a Microsoft Exchange-specific backup program. It enables customers to restore Microsoft Exchange to working order back to the point of failure without having to completely re-install Exchange. Instead, this one-step process returns an Exchange database to the last known good state just before failure.

Further, restorations are faster and the backup files are smaller due to Acronis' ability to back up and restore individual emails, files, folders and mailboxes and not the entire Exchange application.

Microsoft Exchange mailbox servers contain storage groups, logs, mailboxes, public folders, mails, and other components that structure the data. With Acronis Recovery for MS Exchange, restoring e-mail data, be it individual e-mails, mailboxes or the entire database, can be done from any kind of backup, including database and brick-level.

In the event of a hardware failure, customers can use the software in conjunction with Acronis True Image Echo backup software with Universal Restore to do a bare-metal restore to a completely different piece of hardware and have the Exchange Server back in service very quickly.

"E-mail is the lifeblood for most businesses, and Microsoft Exchange is the heart of most corporate e-mail systems today," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "If something happens to the Exchange server, the first priority is getting e-mail back up and running as quickly as possible. Acronis Recovery for MS Exchange drastically reduces disaster recovery time from hours to minutes. A purpose-built backup product such as this helps small- to mid-size businesses create a disaster recovery program that delivers a high level of protection and provides tools to ensure business continuity."

Features include:

  • Hot Backup - Backup can be performed while the Microsoft Exchange service in online and serving clients, allowing for 24/7 availability
  • Restore E-mail from Database-level backup - Customer can restore specific mails from database level backup
  • The Backup Strategy Assistant - Creates a Disaster Recovery Plan for any environment, delivering step-by-step instructions for recovery. Following the wizard's instruction, anyone can schedule backup jobs and restore a system rapidly, be they an experienced database administrator or not
  • Centralized Management - The Management Console provides a single point for the entire infrastructure, making it easy to manage and track backup and recovery activities
  • Intuitive, wizard-driven GUI - Guides users through the scheduling process and reduces the possibility for errors
  • FTP capability for storing backups on any FTP server, worldwide
  • Customizable compression rates - Reduces the amount of data to store and transfer, leading to direct cost savings in infrastructure costs and labor
  • High performance and speeds due to the ability to restore data (mailboxes, public folders or individual e-mails) from a database-level backup, rather than time-consuming brick-level backups
  • Resource Management - Enables CPU and bandwidth throttling to allocate resources during the backup process to ensure users remain productive
  • Bare-metal Restore - Bare-metal restore feature provides ability to restore a whole production server (operating system and all databases, configuration files, and data) on an unconfigured system from a bootable CD or by PXE

Availability and pricing

Acronis is offering demonstrations of the software at the Microsoft Exchange Connections show, Booth # 402 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, April 27-30, 2008.

The English version of Acronis Recovery for MS Exchange will be generally available in June 2008 from Acronis and resellers worldwide. Manufacturer's suggested list price starts at $999 per server. Acronis Universal Restore is an additional $299 per server.

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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Katya Turtseva
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