June 20, 2012
Press release

Acronis Included in Enterprise Backup & Recovery Magic Quadrant 2012

SINGAPORE, 20 June, 2012 - Acronis, a leading provider of backup and disaster recovery solutions today announced that it has been included in the Gartner Enterprise Backup & Recovery Magic Quadrant for 20121.

Acronis has been positioned in the Niche Players quadrant, with its' unified platform that supports backup and recovery tasks for physical Windows or Linux machines, all major hypervisors (VMware®, Microsoft®,, Citrix®, and Red Hat®,) and data within Cloud environments from one management console and one solution. Acronis is the only vendor to provide a solution which can restore a virtual machine to any hypervisor. Initially targeted at businesses with limited or no IT function, Acronis is expanding application and Cloud support to broaden the scope of this highly scalable product for data protection and disaster recovery for organizations of all sizes.

The report highlights that the industry is about to undergo a period of change citing:

  • By 2016, one-third of organizations will change backup vendors due to frustration over cost, complexity and/or capability; and
  • By 2015, at least 25% of large enterprises will have given up on conventional backup/recovery software, and will employ snapshot and replication techniques instead.

"There are three major challenges facing data management strategies today," commented Alex Pinchev, president & CEO of Acronis. "The explosion of data creation, the wide spread adoption of virtual environments and the introduction of unstructured cloud storage options are driving new and very real complexity into the traditional backup and recovery market. With the maturity of disk imaging, snapshot and replication technology, the challenge is not within the backup, but the speed at which data can be found or machines restored with near-zero downtime. The next generation of backup and recovery technology must recognize and respond to these challenges."

This latest report highlights the challenges facing enterprise buyers by only including vendors with a broad-based and heterogenous backup application, although in reference to the expectation that by the "end of 2016, 45% of large enterprises will have eliminated tape for operational recovery," tape capabilities were no longer a necessity for inclusion.

[1] Gartner "Enterprise Backup and Recovery Magic Quadrant" by Dave Russell, Alan Dayley, Sheila Childs, Pushan Rinnen, June 11, 2012.

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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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