Acronis Storage

Acronis and Williams Martini Racing Form Partnership

Continuing its involvement in one of the most data-driven sports in the world, Acronis recently announced a new strategic technology partnership with Williams Martini Racing – the fifth place finisher in last year’s Formula One Constructors’ Championship.

Announced on Tuesday, February 13, the new agreement means Acronis will deliver innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share.

Acronis Storage

Every piece of data is required to be stored somewhere. We all know about hard drives, optical discs, tapes and other means of storage. But cloud storage and software-defined storage are the two modern methods of storing data, especially when we talk about large volumes. Acronis entered Software-Defined Storage (SDS) market in 2016, pioneering it with Blockchain based data verification. Acronis Storage is an SDS solution that allows service providers and end-users to quickly and easily transform heterogeneous hardware into protected, enterprise-grade, scalable storage to improve your total cost of ownership.

GDPR Questions

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25, 2018, and companies are rushing to get ready. GDPR compliance is a vast area: here are just some of the questions that can help you determine your responsibilities.

Acronis Storage 2.3

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.

Universal Software-Defined Storage (SDS) – A Better Way to Manage Your Storage Infrastructure

What is SDS? So, just what we need, another acronym.  Right? But what we do need is a way to manage storage software separately from the underlying hardware. That’s SDS — Software Defined Storage.  

It’s a relatively new term that is being bandied about a lot lately, and not everyone uses it exactly the same. However, the simplest and most basic definition is that SDS decouples storage software from the hardware where data lives to achieve continuous availability, faster performance, higher efficiency, unlimited scalability, and reduced costs.

Building a Private Cloud for Backup Storage

Building a Private Cloud for Backup Storage

Managed backup and data storage is a hot business in today’s highly-connected data-heavy environment. According to the Spiceworks State of IT 2016 spending report, managed backup and storage services is one of the top business investments, brandishing up to 13% of total budget allocation. Acronis Backup Cloud is designed for resellers and service providers to address this opportunity directly, with a hybrid cloud backup service that protects your customers’ data wherever it may reside.

Despite the popularity of cloud services, one of the biggest questions facing businesses today is “Where exactly in the cloud is my data stored?”

Does Everybody Love a Cloud?

A song got stuck in my head the other day.  The old Gary Lewis and the Playboys hit, “Everybody loves a Clown”, except I kept hearing it as “Everybody loves a Cloud”.

 

IDC recently upgraded their 2020 forecast for storage growth from 40x to 50x of what we have now, saying there will be 6.6 zetabytes of digital stuff, or almost two desktop drives fully loaded with data for every single person in worldwide population then. Not easy to believe? Take a short story for example. Every time I have a lecture on cloud storage for IT pros of financial institutions, I bring my fresh version of the PPT on a USB stick, copy it to a presenter’s PC, make some edits and send it over to a dozen attendees creating up to 20 copies of the original almost instantly. With all lectures past and many still to come, hundreds of copies will end up on peoples’ desktops and in their mailboxes.