cloud backup

Evolution of Disaster Recovery

During the past few decades, disaster recovery has evolved from copying every document (creating mountains of paper) to saving backups on tapes, and from recovering documents stored on floppy disks to cloud backup and recovery. What once took days or even weeks to accomplish can now take hours or mere minutes.

The modern speed of disaster recovery has been spurred on by what’s happening around us, so Acronis took an “inside-out” look at what was going on in the world and how developments in disaster recovery responded in this infographic.

https://www.acronis.com/en-us/products/cyber-protect/Acronis Cyber Backup leads the pack in G2’s Winter 2021 Grid® Report

Acronis is honored to have received eight #1 badges in the Winter 2021 G2 Reports, cementing its status as an industry leader in online backup, server backup, and disaster recovery. These reports indicate that — based on detailed reviews from actual business users — Acronis’ solutions are performing at the highest level for customers.

Acronis True Image proven the fastest cloud backup

When considering their options for cloud backup solutions, users understandably want to know how each will actually perform in real life. The challenge is knowing which solution will create reliable backups, perform seamlessly, and back up to the cloud quickly. In short, they want a solution that will cause the least amount of frustration while providing the best data protection.

MRG Effitas – a well-known independent testing laboratory and a member of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) – recently conducted a performance test of popular cloud backup solutions.

Their independent testing revealed Acronis True Image 2020 is clearly the fastest personal backup – up to 13-times faster than the competition.

 

Cloud backup and cloud storage: what is the difference?

Cloud backup vs Cloud storage

The cloud hype has blurred the lines between cloud storage and cloud backup. Many providers like it that way because it gives them a broader appeal in capturing potential customers. But clouding up cloud definitions confuses the market.

In reality they are very different solutions for different business challenges.

In the world of information technology, delivering cloud-based services is the next train barreling down the tracks. This ever-expanding, ever-evolving opportunity is moving at a remarkable speed (which is why there are so many aaS acronyms out there).

Even with big players like Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Google in the mix, there’s plenty of opportunity for service providers to jump aboard.

Certifications that prove cloud security

Perhaps you are looking to avert a disaster, such as avoiding the ransomware attacks that are expected to hit businesses every 14 seconds by 2019. Or you may be trying to comply with new requirements like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May.

Whatever the reason, determining the security offered by a cloud service provider has to be a priority for businesses. Certain technologies and certifications are essential for ensuring your data is safe in the cloud.


We’ve all heard the phrase “time is money.” If you’ve ever questioned the truth of that statement, consider this: 98 percent of organizations surveyed by the Rand Group reported that a single hour of downtime costs over $100,000. Advancements in technology make that number both astounding and understandable ... every minute counts.

That’s why Update 2 for Acronis Backup, the recently launched set of enhancements, focused on addressing user-benefits that would deliver savings that went beyond “just” data.

Get Ready to Protect Your Business

As a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, Acronis is always developing or enhancing solutions designed to solve the challenges that businesses face, both today and in the future. So we asked IT Central Station to conduct a survey of North American businesses as a pulse-check on the attitudes and practices of IT professionals, system engineers, project managers and business owners regarding the backup services they require.

Multi-Tier and Multi-Tenant Architecture

Acronis cloud-based data protection solutions offer innovative functionality and flexible deployment methods, helping service providers to maximize their revenue by allowing users to rebrand the service and resell it as their own. This is what is commonly referred to as multi-tier and multi-tenant architecture. It allows service providers to take on multiple customers (multi-tenancy) and allow these customers to resell the service to the second buyer (multi-tiering).

Benjamin Franklin once famously observed “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If he lived today, he might have added “data loss” to that list, since the need to safeguard our data is an everyday part of our tech-infused lives.

Given how digitized today’s tax system is, protecting our tax records is critical. Even the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agrees a backup should be a top priority.