February 16, 2011
Press release

Acronis Leverages Advanced Cloud Storage Technology

Cutting-Edge Storage Cloud Deployed Internally

Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced it achieved an internal milestone by provisioning a high capacity storage system that serves the online archiving, backup and disaster recovery needs of Acronis customers. The cutting-edge solution is based on industry-standard hardware and, developed by Acronis, a highly scalable and redundant file system optimized for unstructured data.

Leveraging the company's heritage as a leader in storage technologies, Acronis engineers developed this low-cost, highly redundant storage cloud to provide online backup and archiving for thousands of current Acronis customers. Acronis is now exploring commercial applications of this architecture for private storage clouds. Based on industry-standard hardware and Acronis' developed software, the new solution offers a highly scalable and redundant system to provide easy management for multiple Petabytes of unstructured data. This technology has performed exceptionally well in early applications for delivering backup & recovery services to Acronis' customers.

"Today normally you have to buy large expensive storage arrays and software to get multiple Petabytes of storage," said Dmitri Joukovski, vice president of product management, at Acronis. "Based on our experience in this space, we have engineered a solution based on commodity hardware and our software, which allows easy management from Terabytes to multiple Petabytes of unstructured data at fraction of the price currently charged by storage hardware vendors. For certain backup and archival applications, this new technology could prove to be a real advantage for Acronis and its customers."

The Acronis research and development team continues to refine the new solution and is progressing towards a commercially available offering in the future.

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 45 locations across the globe. 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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