April 15, 2014
Press release

Acronis Partners with eFolder; Announces General Availability of eFolder BDR for Acronis

New Offering Combines Acronis Software with Massive Storage and Recovery Capabilities of eFolder Cloud

Woburn, MA - April 15, 2014 -Acronis, a global provider of data protection solutions, and eFolder, a leading supplier of business continuity services for the IT channel, today announced at the Kaseya Connect conference a global OEM partnership and general availability of eFolder BDR for Acronis. eFolder BDR for Acronis enables IT service providers to deliver managed backup and disaster recovery services, while increasing recurring revenue opportunities from business clients and reducing labor overhead.

eFolder BDR for Acronis is an end-to-end disaster recovery solution that pairs the most advanced backup software offered by Acronis, Acronis Backup Advanced, with the massive cloud storage and recovery capabilities of the eFolder Cloud.

"We've built the first cloud service that combines the Acronis Backup Advanced platform and its unique AnyData technology with massive cloud storage and a comprehensive in-the-cloud disaster recovery service," says Kevin Hoffman, CEO of eFolder. "The result is a turn-key bundled offering that includes time-trusted image-based backup software and 1 terabyte of post-dedupe cloud storage per protected server, promising predictable wholesale costs, reduced labor overhead and attractive profit opportunities for our channel partners."

Partners that choose eFolder BDR for Acronis will take advantage of:

· 1 terabyte (TB) of cloud storage per protected server in the eFolder Cloud, covering the vast majority of SMB cloud storage requirements and mitigating the unpleasant cost surprises due to client data growth and cloud data sprawl

· Global deduplication, eliminating the storage and transfer of data blocks by identifying redundant data blocks across backup agents, servers and client environments and reducing bandwidth requirements by 50 percent or more

· A forever incremental, dedupe-aware backup and replication algorithm, eliminating the need for channel partners to ever have to reseed data in the cloud and reducing total labor costs for BDR services

· Tiered retention policies with different on-site and off-site retention policies and more efficient cloud storage utilization

"We are excited that a fast-growing and innovative company like eFolder selected Acronis AnyData Technology to power its new backup and disaster recovery offering," says Rene Oldenbeuving, general manager of the Cloud Business Unit at Acronis. "Acronis Universal Restore's ability to recover any full system image both of and on physical and virtual servers, and eFolder's secure Cloud, strong business model and very successful partner network have merged into a single service for SMBs. We're convinced that this combination will be a truly successful offer. For Acronis, this partnership with eFolder is another key opportunity to deliver high-quality service and continuously develop optimized, data protection technology to the growing number of businesses seeking IT as a Service to secure and protect their data and IT infrastructure. Their business continuity must be assured at any moment, so they only rely on the best to protect their data."

"eFolder's new offering comes at the perfect time in the evolution of our backup and recovery practice," says John Hardwick, president of nXio, LLC. "With tons of included cloud storage, highly effective dedupe, and granular retention policies, we are able to tightly control our wholesale costs and deliver a more profitable and capable service to our clients."

eFolder BDR for Acronis is designed to work with virtually any SMB deployment scenario, including small single server environments that backup directly to the cloud; scenarios where partners have built their own BDR appliances; or deployments with eFolder-supplied BDR appliances.

Availability

eFolder BDR for Acronis is available May 12, 2014




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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