Acronis Storage 2.3 Available Now
Acronis released a new update of Acronis Storage — a universal and cost-effective scale-out software-defined storage (SDS) solution. It's built on a proven architecture that has been in production for more than six years in Acronis’ own datacenters. Acronis Storage is in use with service providers and businesses worldwide, providing easy management for block, file and object storage workloads using industry-standard hardware platforms.
Earlier this year, ESG Lab confirmed that Acronis Storage is easy to use, proven, agile, cost-efficient, and scalable, outperforming the competition by 100 to 300 percent. The latest update — Acronis Storage 2.3 — has made it even better.
Here are some of the new features introduced in this release:
- Support for Object Storage (S3, Azure, Swift, etc.) by Acronis Backup Gateway. Users can now store Acronis Backup Cloud backups in external object storages via Acronis Backup Gateway. Supported object storages include Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, IBM Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, IIJ, Softlayer, Cleversafe, as well as other solutions using the S3 or Swift protocol.
- Automated backup data migration from Acronis Storage Gateway v1.6 and v1.7 via Acronis Backup Gateway. It is now possible to migrate backup data from the older Acronis Storage Gateway solutions to storage backends supported by Acronis Backup Gateway. Migration is performed without service interruption.
- NFS support. Users can now store general purpose files in Acronis Storage cluster via the NFSv4 and pNFS protocols. Also supported now is Kerberos and LDAP integration with NFS for user authentication and authorization.
- Acronis Backup Gateway geo-replication (technical availability). Acronis Storage 2.3 provides the technical availability of master-slave geo-replication of backup storage. For now, this feature can only be configured by technical account managers and the Professional Services team.
- E-mail notifications. It is now possible to receive e-mails about cluster alerts, including license expiration, node/disk failure, and such.
- Quality of service for iSCSI. It is now possible to set limits on IOPS and network bandwidth per iSCSI target.
- Custom SSL certificates for WebCP. Users can now install custom SSL certificates via the management panel to enable secure access to it.
- Improved Acronis Backup Gateway monitoring. It is now possible to monitor Acronis Backup gateway traffic as well as replication and migration backlog and speed.
To obtain the update, clicking “Update now” in your WebCP. To find out more about Acronis Storage and how it can remove your storage capacity limits, visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/business/software-storage/