Acronis Announces Apple OS X Mavericks Support for ExtremeZ-IP
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Acronis Announces Apple OS X Mavericks Support for ExtremeZ-IP

Burlington, MassachusettsOctober 28, 2013

New Support Improves Enterprise IT and Mac User Productivity for 8,000 Customers by Resolving Compatibility and Performance Issues Related to Windows File, Print, and NAS Server Access 

Acronis®, a leading provider of data protection solutions, today announced that Acronis ExtremeZ-IP 8.1 now supports Mac OS X® 10.9 Mavericks. ExtremeZ-IP® is the only enterprise-class software harmonizing Apple® Mac® use on Windows® servers, resolving major issues of Mac use in the largely Windows-server populated workplace. 
 
According to a recent Forrester Research Inc. report, Apple will sell $7 billion worth of Macs to the corporate market this year, and many enterprises allow employees to bring their own devices and purchase Mac computers directly. Despite the growing number of mixed Mac-Windows environments, IT must provide the same user experience.  Due to incompatibilities between Mac and Windows, however, IT support staff are left battling corrupt files and diminished network performance, and end users can’t perform the most routine tasks, such as accessing and printing files from a Windows server. 
 
ExtremeZ-IP is the only enterprise-class software that solves network performance degradation, file corruption, and other incompatibility-related issues caused by the different communication protocols used when accessing Windows file, print, and NAS servers from a Mac. 
 
ExtremeZ-IP was designed to address all these issues by providing the following key features:
  • Easy enterprise-wide file sharing and printing
  • Seamless integration in a Mac-Windows infrastructure
  • Distributed File System (DFS) volume access to Macs
  • Time Machine® backup support to control available disk space quotas
  • Nearly instantaneous full-content search results with support for Mac OS Network Spotlight 
  • Prevents Mac users from creating file names that are not allowed in Windows
“Acronis ExtremeZ-IP solved the compatibility and performance issues our Mac users faced when accessing Windows file, print and NAS servers,” said Youssef Slitine, Senior IT Manager at Public Access Corporation in Washington D.C. “At the same time, it significantly reduced the number of support calls to our IT help desk. With the newly released support of OS X Mavericks, our Mac users will undoubtedly continue to rely on the high productivity provided by ExtremeZ-IP while enjoying the experience of Apple's most advanced products."

“Working with OS X in a corporate enterprise environment has always presented its challenges," said Jay Kainz, Owner JK Tech Services, which is a member of the Apple Consultants Network. “It's a positive sign that Acronis continues to develop ExtremeZ-IP, because it is an irreplaceable tool in a mixed Mac and Windows enterprise infrastructure. By supporting OS X Mavericks, Acronis is showing us that they will continue to develop and keep ExtremeZ-IP a valuable tool for Mac users."

"Today's release demonstrates Acronis’ continued commitment to making it even easier for enterprise IT administrators to integrate the latest Mac operating systems and Apple devices into their networks," said Brian Ulmer, director of product management at Acronis. “Our customers can be assured that we will continue to keep ExtremeZ-IP current with the latest Apple technology in the future.”

ExtremeZ-IP 8.1 is available as a free upgrade to existing customers under a maintenance contract. It can also be downloaded as a free trial and purchased by new customers via the Acronis web store, which offers two pricing options for enterprises: enterprise subscription licensing (ESL) and perpetual licensing. 
 
To see how it works, watch this video.
 
Acronis® and ExtremeZ-IP® are registered trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries. Apple®, Mac®, and OS X® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud IT data protection through its backup, ransomware Active Protection, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, fast, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, mobile and applications. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products are consistently named best product of the year and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning, and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors, and cloud resellers. Learn more: http://www.acronis.com/en-us



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