January 27, 2010
Press release

Acronis launches free deduplication as part of its disaster recovery offering

Free Deduplication Special Limited Time Offer

Burlington, Mass., January 27, 2010 - Acronis (www.acronis.com) is offering its Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Deduplication solution for free* as part of a campaign to help businesses reduce their overall storage costs. Users are entitled to a free deduplication licence with every advanced edition of its Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 software purchased.

With deduplication, businesses may cut storage requirements by up to 90 percent by eliminating backup copies of redundant data, Acronis helps organizations to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Acronis has over 22,000 deduplication installations worldwide and now is seeking to extend deduplication savings to more customers.

To demonstrate the savings that can be made from deduplication, Acronis has created a free ROI calculator. For example, a customer with 10 servers and 2TB of data that changes 5 percent per day and is kept for four weeks, will save more than $20,000 in storage costs annually by employing deduplication. The savings are calculated by the number of servers and workstations being backed up, the data change rate, and the cost of data storage. Using the calculator, the user can get an estimate of how much storage space could be saved through deduplication, the financial savings, and the percentage of savings.

Deduplication may dramatically reduce the cost of storage requirements, but the expense of managing storage can be as much as four times the pure hardware, software and other tangible costs, therefore it is critical that an organization also analyses the overall costs of their storage infrastructure.

"Acronis provides data backup and deduplication, and system recovery in one single solution, helping customers address their disaster recovery strategy from a central management console. Acronis delivers what a customer requires for their storage infrastructure, without the overhead of managing multiple solutions," said Isvet Laclaustra, Sr. Systems Engineer and Chief Trainer for Infologic, an Acronis Gold Partner.

"By integrating data deduplication into the backup process, Acronis brings deduplication benefits to organizations. Customers can benefit from storage cost savings without any additional hardware investment or management overhead," said Ismail ("Izzy") Azeri, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development for Acronis."In addition, Acronis offers system and data recovery for physical and virtual environments, as well as deduplication in one solution. With Acronis, users have a complete and cost-effective protection solution, not only for their data, but also for their systems and applications."

The promotion is available on the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Deduplication option which is compatible with the advanced editions of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10. The promotion runs until the end of March, and there is no limit to the number of licenses. To find out how much you could save with deduplication, visit Acronis' free deduplication calculator

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 is a portfolio of disaster recovery products that combine data deduplication, enhanced support for virtual environments, and centralized management features based on the vendor's leading disk imaging and bare metal technology. It simplifies and automates backup and restore processes across Windows and Linux environments, while having the ability to manage geographically distributed PCs, workstations, and servers and scale from one to thousands of machines.

* For a limited time offer February 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010, excludes maintenance and support.

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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