The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Acronis Backup Advanced
We’ve been saying we need to ‘do more with less’ for the last 10 years or so, when the Great Recession became self-evident. Of course once you start down that path, the expectation is that you can continue on it.
On the one hand, Big Data has helped: with more insights you can do everything from fine-tuning your own operations to enhancing customer engagement and driving sales. On the other hand, we’re on our way to producing obscene amounts of data with social and the explosion of connected devices (e.g. IoT). (Even the U.S. Library of Congress has given up trying to archive every tweet.) Managing such vast quantities of data puts tremendous demand on your infrastructure and, for many businesses, means trying to figure out how you can cope when your budget remains flat.
At Acronis we wanted to help companies face this challenge with ease by delivering a solution that helps enterprises do more with less. Here are the top five reasons why Acronis Backup Advanced is a trusted partner for businesses worldwide:
1. Scale easily, to grow easily
Flexibility is essential because as your business grows, so do the demands on it. Often your IT resources remain the same while the amount of data you generate increases exponentially. You need to be able to protect countless machines, operating on numerous different IT platforms, including the mobile devices relied on by team members. With Acronis, remote data protection ensures you can secure the data of travelling field employees and distant office locations – regardless of whether they are using Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices. Using one agile solution to consolidate backup from all devices centrally makes your solution much more efficient, making it much easier for your business to grow.
2. Save money
You may assume that because you have more data, you’re going to need to pay substantially more to protect it. Not with Acronis. Our simplified licensing helps ensure a lower upfront investment and greater transparency.
In addition, automation can be a cost- and time-saver if the right wheels are set in motion. Scheduling backups for when it makes sense for your business is a traditional way to enjoy greater reliability with less oversight. Advanced scheduling provides even more functionality and cost-savings, like multiple backup plans for the entire server or just one file.
Have a huge amount of data? Off-loading large backup jobs to another host offsite can be a game changer for speedy recovery, while reducing the need to maintain hardware on-site. For on-site storage needs, customizable storage options – from tape drives to fast, hot storage – are a strategic way to balance recovery speeds and protection costs based on your needs. Our unique approach to hybrid cloud architecture means you can store you data where you want, how you want.
Last but not least, getting all of the key insights needed to stay in control need not be an expensive, heavy lift either. Automated, customized reporting saves on admin time and costs.
3. Ensure business continuity
If you want to make money, customers must be able to count on you. And that means being up and running, no matter what. By leveraging multiple, innovative technologies, Acronis makes sure your systems have fail safes to ensure business continuity, while providing backups so you won’t experience lost or inaccessible data. For example, Acronis Instant Restore allows you to start any physical or virtual Windows or Linux system directly from backup storage as a virtual machine – without needing standby hardware or moving data. Or, you can be up and running on a new machine in minutes with Acronis Universal Restore – a technology that overcomes maddening compatibility issues, allowing you to restore an entire system to different hardware with just a few clicks. By practically eliminating outages, Acronis keeps your business going so you can focus on your customers’ needs.
4. Be secure
While backup and recovery has traditionally been enough to keep your data safe, today’s threats require a new generation of data protection solutions. Industry-grade encryption is an important start, ensuring that your files can only be accessed by you – not even Acronis can access them as only you hold the encryption key. In its own right, blockchain-based technology further certifies that the content of your files has not been modified.
Other new threats like ransomware, which attacks a business every 10 seconds, requires an even more innovative approach so that your data is protected as it grows. Unlike other technologies that can only defend against known strains of ransomware, Acronis Active Protection monitors your system in real time, using artificial intelligence and behavioral heuristics to evaluate whether a process running on your system is malicious or not. If a threat is detected, our technology stops the process and instantly notifies you so you can take action.
Of course if you’re trusting your data to a third party like Acronis, you want to be sure it’s under lock and key. We do that – and a lot more. All of our data centers are built to be Tier IV secure with the latest disaster prevention technologies and 24/7 security. They are ISO and SSAE-16 certified.
5. Stay compliant
Using data to mine new opportunities and leverage existing ones is ideal, but many industries demand that certain regulations are followed. This will become even more critical when the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018. Penalties will be steep for any business that does not adequately protect customer data.
While the GDPR is nuanced and complex, staying compliant need not be.
Acronis Backup Advanced helps ensure your customers’ personal data is secure according to the GDPR’s strict standards. End-to-end encryption, blockchain certification, and our unique AI-based anti-ransomware technology combine to provide superior data protection. In addition, cloud customers can choose which of Acronis’ compliant data centers will store their files. Located in Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, these data centers are ultra-secure and meet countless international certifications.
Nowadays it’s just not easy to keep doing more with less. Yet with the right technology in place, you have a good shot at not just keeping the lights on, but keeping customers happy and growing with intention – safely and affordably.