September 04, 2008
Press release

Acronis To Add Support For Microsoft Hyper-V

Burlington, MassachusettsSeptember 4, 2008

Acronis, Inc. (, a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced that its Acronis True Image disk imaging and backup software for businesses will add support for Microsoft Hyper-V technology to provide those users with full disaster recovery for both physical and virtual servers.

With Acronis True Image, an entire server can be recovered within minutes to either an existing system, a new system with different hardware, or to a virtual server. Acronis True Image also helps increase hardware utilization for better datacenter return on investment by backing up both physical and virtual computers.

At the outset, Acronis True Image Echo products run in Hyper-V virtual machines and will be able to create archives of them. These archives will be converted to Virtual Server (.vhd) format, which are fully compatible with Hyper-V. For virtual-to-virtual migration, users running VMware ESX Server can install an Acronis True Image program into the virtual machine, create a backup image, convert it to a .vhd, create a diskless VMin Hyper-V, and then import the .vhd file into Hyper-V.

The company is developing native support for Hyper-V for its Acronis True Image product family, which includes Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server, Acronis True Image Virtual Edition, Acronis True Image Server for Windows, Acronis True Image Server for Microsoft Small Business Server, and Acronis True Image Echo Workstation, as well as Acronis Universal Restore for each of these products. Acronis Universal Restore is an add-on module for customers that require the ability to recover server images to dissimilar hardware, regardless of the operating system or installed components. With Acronis True Image Virtual Edition, there is no limit on the number of virtual servers that customers can back up.

"Adoption of Microsoft's Hyper-V technology is expected to increase dramatically, so it is important for us to support this important new technology in the market," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "As a Microsoft partner, we've had excellent cooperation to expedite the process of building support into our software, which is great news for our mutual customers."

There will be no additional charge for the Hyper-V added support. Acronis has yet to announce the date when users will be able to download the software update.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20.000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at
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