Hybrid Environment

 

Acronis Announces Partnership with Microsoft AzureIn the latest move to continually increase choice and flexibility to its customers and service partners, this week Acronis announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft for deeper integration of Acronis’ data protection products with Microsoft’s Azure cloud services. The partnership will provide expanded access to the public cloud platform, giving customers another option for their backup storage and disaster recovery.

As a result of the partnership, customers and service providers will be able to store their data or clients’ data in the Azure cloud more easily. That’s because Azure will be available as a possible storage destination in future versions of Acronis products, appearing alongside our own secure Acronis Cloud and other public cloud vendors. 

The partnership expands the capabilities Acronis already delivers to those who rely on Azure.

 

Acronis partners with Google Cloud

Have you ever sat in a restaurant trying to decide between two desserts and said to yourself “I wish I could get both”? It’s not that you’re greedy or gluttonous: you just want the best finish for your meal.

For businesses exploring where they should store their digital assets, choosing the right cloud solution is a bigger decision than what to eat. It’s important to have a choice in how you store and access data, in order that you meet the unique needs of your business and how that data is used.

With its new partnership with Google Cloud, Acronis is ensuring companies of all sizes not only get the choice they want, but they can decide what flavor it is.

Why Backing Up Half of Your Hybrid Physical and Virtual Environment is Not Enough!

According to a recent Enterprise Strategy Group study, only 8% of organizations have virtualized the majority of servers that could be. Another study from Techaisle shows that only 60% of servers were virtualized in 2014, and while the figure is expected to rise, total virtualization is nowhere in sight. The same study also noted some of the major challenges of virtualization, including costs and management complexity.

Protecting Data in Hybrid Virtual and Physical Environments

Virtualization is rapidly becoming the norm in small to medium-size IT environments, with solutions like VMware vSphere®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer®, Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, Linux KVM, and Oracle® VM Server. According to the Acronis / IDC Disaster Recovery Survey released in May of 2014, 61 percent of SMBs use virtual technologies, 79 percent use physical servers and 48 percent of the respondents have a new generation environment consisting of both virtual and physical servers. We call this a hybrid environment.