January 27, 2009
Press release

Acronis True Image Echo Now Provides Backup and Recovery for Every Major Virtualization Platform

Acronis®, Inc. (http://www.acronis.com) announced today that its corporate Acronis True Image backup and disaster recovery software for servers and workstations now supports virtual machines and file formats from Citrix XenServer. Acronis True Image Echo enables IT managers to move, manage and maintain both physical and virtual servers using a single application. With this announcement, the software now supports every major virtualization platform, including VMware, Microsoft, Parallels and Citrix/Xen.

Among the other added features in this latest release are dual destination and integration with Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange.

Dual destination - Customers can back up a server image to two locations, including remote sites via local disk or network store, or the Acronis Secure Zone™.

Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Integration - backup and recovery software specifically designed for Microsoft Exchange Server can now access Exchange-specific functions from within the Acronis True Image Echo Management Console.

"Virtualization will continue to grow in importance and gain wider use in 2009 as IT managers are already deploying multiple virtualization platforms and the different software required for each," said Jason Donahue, CEO of Acronis. "This latest update to Acronis True Image is agnostic toward virtualization technology and allows IT personnel to choose the platforms that make the most sense for their needs, and use Acronis across the board to keep all that data safe."

"Gartner research indicates that seventy percent of all organizations are deploying some level of server virtualization and all but a few firms are actively investigating it*," said Dave Russell, research vice president, Servers & Storage, Gartner. "It will be critical for IT managers to consider the management of virtualization, thus evaluating applications that are agnostic and offer flexibility to support their future planning and infrastructure needs."

* Gartner User Survey Analysis: Storage Management Software Usage Driven by Replication, Deduplication and Virtualization, September 2008

About Acronis True Image Echo

Acronis True Image integrates seamlessly with all Windows- and Linux-based servers, regardless of whether those servers are physical or virtual.

Utilizing the Acronis Virtual Live Data Format to separate hard disk contents from the underlying file format and platform dependency, the software creates a transportable image, independent of the hardware platform that can be restored directly to and from any virtual or physical environment. This is accomplished in conjunction with Acronis Universal Restore, an add-on module to Acronis True Image Echo.

Other features include:

  • "Restore file and folders without full path" option
  • Command line tool for Acronis Backup Server to export information stored in Backup Server about backups file names, locations and computer to an XML file
  • "Run Acronis Recovery for MS Exchange Bare-metal Restore after data recovery" capability added
  • Discovery of computers in Group Server can now be restricted to user-defined network ranges

Pricing for the corporate Acronis True Image server family ranges from $499 for Acronis True Image Echo for Microsoft Small Business Server to $2,599 for Acronis True Image Virtual Edition. The updated version is currently being shipped.

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 www.acronis.com.
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