Acronis Backup Advanced

Acronis Business Solutions

With 5.5 million individuals around the world using Acronis True Image, one might think our software was developed with families and home offices in mind. While protecting personal photos and vital documents is an important part of our mission, Acronis is also known as the backup leader for businesses of all sizes, in all kinds of industries.

And with the upcoming launch of Acronis Backup 12 Advanced (currently in Beta), we’re poised to take business backup to a whole new level.

Protecting Large Hybrid IT Environments With Acronis Backup 12.5

Backup for Large Environments

The IT environments grow at a faster pace than the companies they serve. A decade ago, a company with 30 employees would have had half a dozen servers, a couple of dozens of PCs, and that’s it. Nowadays, there may be:

  • Few old physical servers still housing important data and applications
  • Virtual hosts, holding couple dozen virtual machines (VMs), with different applications, and even different hypervisors
  • 35+ PCs and laptops — including some Macs
  • 20-30 VMs in the cloud – in Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, Google, or other IaaS cloud
  • Applications and data in the cloud – most probably Microsoft Office 365
  • Few dozen corporate mobile devices – tablets, phones

All of these devices contain important company data, and need to be backed up – and your existing backup solution may not be able to support all of these, or easily scale along with your hybrid IT evolution. What should you do?

Protect Your Business From Ransomware With Acronis Backup 12.5

Acronis Active Protection

Acronis Active Protection™ is coming soon to Acronis Backup 12.5, the world’s fastest and easiest backup!

Acronis Active Protection is an advanced ransomware protection technology. It actively protects all of the data – documents, data of all types, your system, backups and even your backup application.

5 Reasons to Back Up Your Employees’ PCs

5 Reasons to Back Up Your Employees’ PCs

IT Infrastructure in your small business is becoming complex. Before you only had servers and generic desktops to deal with, but the world has changed. Now you have virtualization, cloud VMs in IaaS clouds, data in SaaS clouds, and even mobile devices to worry about.

However, one very important area of your company operations tends to be ignored when it comes to data protection and business continuity — Windows PCs and laptops. Here are five reasons why you should include personal computers of your employees into your data protection strategy.

5 Myths of Oracle Database Backup

5 Myths of Oracle Database Backup

Oracle Database is one of the most popular business database servers. In fact, it topped the database popularity charts for few years in a row, according to DB-Engines.com. Millions of companies store their most critical data – ERP, CRM, finance databases – in Oracle Database servers and systems. Given the importance of these systems, it’s no wonder there are a lot of opinions and myths about protecting Oracle Databases, and here are the top five:

1. RMAN is the only way to back up Oracle DB

Oracle Database “purists” will insist that only the vendor’s tool can properly and reliably back up the database. While RMAN (Recovery Manager) is undoubtedly a reliable and proven option, it is not the only way. Backup software vendors, including Acronis, worked for years to ensure that the most popular database can be protected by centralized company-wide backup solutions. In addition, Oracle Database supports multiple operating system frameworks, like Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service), ensuring that system-wide disk snapshots contain consistent state of the database.

Windows Server 2003 - How to wind down safely and avoid data loss

Since its launch on May 28, 2003, Windows Server 2003 has become the backbone of many data center operations. More than twenty million servers worldwide still use Windows Server 2003. According to W3Techs, 25 percent of the Windows-based web servers still run IIS 6.0, running on Windows Server 2003. Now after 12 years, Microsoft has said it will discontinue Windows Server 2003 support on July 14, 2015.

In 2014 alone, Microsoft released 67 security bulletins for Windows Server 2003, deeming 27 of them ‘critical’. As with Windows XP, governments and large corporations can pay Microsoft millions of dollars for out-of-band support. If your organization cannot afford the high cost of extended support, it is time to move away from Windows Server 2003. There are six reasons why you should migrate from Windows Server 2003: