CrashPlan Users Migrate to Acronis for Comprehensive Backup Services

CrashPlan users migrate to Acronis

Today’s business environment is more data-reliant than ever before, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created daily. In fact, 90% of the data that currently exists was generated in just the last two years. While this explosion of information allows businesses to achieve more and expand faster, it comes hand-in-hand with challenges in terms of complexity, security, and cost. Because of challenges like these and the rapid expansion of the market, MSPs now face an unprecedented level of responsibility for any organization that collects, uses, and/or stores data.

As companies and the IT managed service providers (MSPs) that help them demand secure, reliable data access and require increasing amounts of data storage, they expect the vendors they rely on to deliver data protection that can ensure business continuity. With their latest wave of file exclusions and unwarranted deletions of backup histories, CrashPlan for Small Business demonstrated that they can’t live up to this responsibility.

Fortunately, Acronis can and businesses and service providers are migrating to the service already.

Gain complete protection for all your data

While CrashPlan might protect specific types of files for your business, there’s much more to keeping your business running than “documents, spreadsheets, and presentations”. Acronis’ backup and recovery services – Acronis Backup for businesses and Acronis Backup Cloud for service providers – are built on the understanding that organizations need to protect all of their data. That includes the applications and systems they need to compete and succeed because even one hour of downtime costs upwards of $300,000.

Acronis offers complete cyber protection for every level of your IT infrastructure, from individual files to entire systems, without the kind of file exclusions that can create data gaps and hamper your business.

By severely limiting file exclusions, Acronis ensures you have all of the data needed so your business can back up and quickly recover. And since today’s businesses rely on an ever-expanding variety of systems, Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Cloud support more than 20 platforms – including physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile.

Better still, all the data, applications, and systems protected with Acronis are kept secure with our integrated AI-based anti-malware defense, Acronis Active Protection, private with enterprise-grade end-to-end encryption, and authentic with our blockchain-based Acronis Notary technology – all of which are critical components of modern cyber protection.

The confidence of full availability and complete recovery in minutes

While all of these capabilities are key to maintaining business continuity for end-users and MSPs, backup is just half of what you need from a data protection service. The other part of the equation is having reliable, complete, and efficient recovery, which enables your business to remain operational – a lesson that CrashPlan Small Business users learned the hard way once their backup histories were deleted.

With Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Cloud, data recovery takes mere minutes, which keeps downtime to an absolute minimum and helps your team maintain productivity. Users can recover an individual file that was lost, or run an entire server as a virtual machine by spinning a backup copy using Acronis Instant Restore. If you’re confronted with a hardware failure or a hardware migration, you can even use Acronis Universal Restore to recover an image of your entire system on dissimilar hardware, physical or virtual, and be back in business in just a few clicks.

Increasingly, experiencing a data loss event is a question of when it will happen, instead of if it will. Knowing that a backup is available, accessible, and rapidly recoverable will be your top priority – as well as your panicking customers.

An easy transition for former CrashPlan users

If CrashPlan’s new file exclusions and sudden backup deletions have you looking for a more complete solution, Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Cloud are easy, efficient, secure alternatives that deliver unmatched simplicity in terms of usage, integration, and management.

Regardless of the system scale being protected, Acronis services enable users to easily manage backups and recoveries for any combination of environments through an intuitive web-based console that can be accessed on any device. This streamlines the entire backup process to the point that IT generalists can perform backup tasks with ease – freeing your IT team to focus efforts on other workflows without needing to worry about the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of your backups.

Best of all, for a limited time CrashPlan users can switch to Acronis and get 50% off their new Acronis Backup license – simply email request@acronis.com and provide proof of your CrashPlan usage.

For MSPs looking for a reliable, secure CrashPlan alternative, Acronis Backup Cloud represents an easy way to differentiate your data protection business through the advanced hybrid cloud solutions that only Acronis delivers. Download a free ebook today to learn more about how Acronis can benefit your business.

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