March 06, 2012
Press release

Acronis Advances Backup & Recovery Choice For VMware vSphere Servers

Acronis® vmProtect™ 7 Adds VMware® vCenter™ Integration, VM Replication and Exchange Support To Accelerate Recovery Times For Businesses Worldwide

Woburn, MA, 6 March 2012 - Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced Acronis® vmProtect™ 7, introducing new management options, VM replication and support for Exchange, to improve and accelerate backup and disaster recovery practices for VMware® vSphere™ servers.

In addition to its intuitive web-based interface, Acronis vmProtect 7 now integrates seamlessly with VMware® vCenter™, allowing administrators to use one console to manage all their tasks. It now offers advanced replication capability with failover and failback, and the ability to run a virtual machine directly from its backup, dramatically improving the times to recover. Even in the event of total server failure, bare metal recovery (BMR) allows an entire machine to be recovered to dissimilar hardware, significantly reducing downtime. With support for Microsoft® Exchange objects, Acronis vmProtect 7 eliminates the need to create a separate Microsoft® Exchange backup when searching for a specific email or lost contact.

With the adoption of virtual servers continuing to accelerate beyond the enterprise into small businesses at a predicted growth rate of 21%1, the automated Disaster Recovery Plan provides an easy to use step-by-step guide for anyone to confidently and quickly recover a machine, even remotely, following a system failure.

"Our current hands-on testing is rapidly proving that this new version builds on performance with a number of key innovations. These include broadened application stack protection (MS Exchange), replication, bare metal hypervisor recovery and advances in recovery flexibility," commented Jeff Boles, senior analyst at The Taneja Group. "Coupled with a virtual appliance deployment model that makes for the fastest install time in the market, these next generation improvements give vmProtect 7 a serious leg up in the race to the most seamless, comprehensive, and easy to use virtual protection in the market. In our view, that advantage is poised to equip customers with TCO breakthroughs in their virtual infrastructure management."

"Respondents to our global survey1 admitted that they routinely take risks with the valuable data by not backing up their virtual machines as regularly as their physical ones," commented Dmitri Joukovski, vice president, product management at Acronis. "For some administrators backup and recovery is still too complex or difficult - it doesn't have to be. With AcronisvmProtect 7 we continue to deliver a solution that supports the priorities of the virtual server administrator by making the process intuitive and fast."

Still priced at $499 per CPU, and with unlimited P2V (physical to virtual) migrations, AcronisvmProtect 7 represents a fast backup, migration and disaster recovery solution with great ROI for the expanding number of businesses moving to a VMware® vSphere™ environment. Customers who have purchased Acronis® vmProtect 6™ with maintenance are entitled to a free upgrade to Acronis vmProtect 7.

1 Acronis Disaster Recovery Index, 2012. For a copy of the full report please visit:

www.acronisinfo.com




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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