August 27, 2013
Press release

Acronis® Launches The First Complete Self-Service Backup Solution for VMware® vCloud®

Acronis Backup & Recovery® for vCloud Gives Service Providers and Enterprises First-of-Its-Kind Complete Self-Service Backup of vCloud Virtual Machines

VMworld® - San Francisco, CA; August 27, 2013 - Acronis, a leading provider of physical, virtual and cloud backup solutions, today announced the release of Acronis Backup & Recovery® for vCloud®, enabling enterprises of various size and service providers to complement VMware® vCloud Director® with self-service backup and recovery. It allows tenants and administrators to eliminate downtime and protect their virtual machines in public, private and hybrid clouds. Using Acronis' innovative technology, service providers can now build a complete infrastructure-as-a-service offering using vCloud.

Co-founder and new CEO Serg Bell brings his knowledge of service provider business, from more than ten years as the CEO of Parallels®, to Acronis' expertise in backup. With more than 50 advanced backup technologies released to date, Acronis is now enabling backup-as-a-service with Acronis Backup & Recovery for vCloud. While VMware vCloud Director allows tenants to control their VMs directly, Acronis' new solution provides them with additional full self-service backup of their Virtual Machines ("VMs").

Acronis Backup & Recovery for vCloud Features:

· Easy-to-use self-service Web console for users to control backup and recovery of their VM's;

· Integration with VMware vCloud Director simplifying backup and recovery of entire machines, including vCloud configuration and other metadata;

· Fast and reliable agentless backup technology for virtual machines behind Acronis® vmProtect™ and Acronis Backup & Recovery; and

· Seamless on-premise-to-cloud migration and disaster recovery to the cloud.

"Buy-in to our private cloud was hindered by the lack of a suitable backup solution," said Adrian Parks, Senior Systems Specialist at the University of Oxford. "We were using in-guest agents, but this was not ideal and not our preferred option. The Acronis solution solves this challenge by providing a VM backup solution that interfaces directly with the vCloud Director APIs."

"Acronis knows backup, and if you want to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service, you need effective backup," said Acronis CEO Serg Bell. "Before this breakthrough, self-service technology from Acronis, protecting vCloud VM's was difficult and time consuming. Now, Acronis has applied its expertise in backup and knowledge of service providers to build the only self-service backup solution designed specifically for VMware vCloud, making it easier and safer for enterprises and service providers to run critical applications in the cloud."

If you are a member of the media or analyst community, and interested in setting up a time to meet with Acronis while at VMworld, please contact Meredith L. Eaton by email at acronis@marchpr.com, or by phone at +1 617-960-9877, or feel free to stop by booth #1735.

Additional Information:

Further information is available at https://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/vcloud.




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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