July 25, 2016
Press release

Acronis Backup Cloud Unlocks Easy Revenue for Microsoft 365 and Azure Data Protection with Industry’s Fastest, Most Complete Solution

Designed Specifically for Service Providers, Hosters and Cloud Resellers with Seamless Integration into Leading Automation and Management Platforms, including Odin, WHMCS, and HostBill

Enables Service Providers to Be Up and Running in Minutes with Easy-to-Use, Automated Cloud Solution that Protects All Servers, Workstations, and Mobile Devices, with Broadest Microsoft Support

Acronis®, a leading provider of hybrid cloud data protection, today at HostingCon announced its latest update of Acronis Backup Cloud, a cutting-edge backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solution for service providers, hosters, and cloud resellers that provides complete data protection for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Today's SMBs have been left exposed to data loss and malicious attacks due to inadequate solutions that do not protect the full spectrum of servers and user endpoints, including mobile devices, and Cloud services and applications, such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365. Acronis enables service providers to rapidly address these new and critical SMB data protection needs with the latest release of Acronis Backup Cloud - its easiest, fastest, most complete cloud backup solution ever.

"Whether it's a lost mobile phone, a vulnerable cloud application, or a ransomware attack, today's SMBs are at more risk than ever to data loss, and it will only get harder to stay protected," said John Zanni, Chief Marketing Officer at Acronis. "Service providers and hosters have a huge opportunity to expand their business, and Acronis Backup Cloud gives them easy and almost instant access to this massive market."

Get Up and Running with Industry-Leading Data Protection in Minutes

Acronis Backup Cloud provides service providers, hosters and cloud resellers with a turn-key backup as a service solution that is so easy to use, they can be up and running within minutes. Acronis Backup Cloud protects all servers, workstations and mobile devices, and extends to cloud services and applications to provide complete protection.

Acronis Backup Cloud easily plugs into the most common platforms in use by service providers and hosters today, including Linux, Virtuozzo, Azure, Docker, Open-Xchange, XEN Server, and KVM. The solution also backs up data and workloads across the full range of customer environments, including Microsoft, Amazon EC2, Windows and Office365, Linux, Mac, VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, XEN, Oracle VM, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory, iOS, and Android.

Acronis Backup Cloud also integrates with the most popular cloud management solutions to automate customer billing, monitoring, and provisioning. This includes Odin Service Automation®, WHMCS®, HostBill®, APS Standard, LabTech, Windows Azure Pack, and Flexiant® Cloud Orchestrator.

Service providers can use a use a single powerful dashboard to deploy the software, manage customers, and monitor backups, all while supporting clients' distributed business environments with multiple IT tiers and administration controls for users and groups.

Within hours, service providers can also deploy secure, private cloud destinations with their own storage or third-party cloud storage, and now with Acronis Software Defined Storage using commodity hardware. The new Acronis Storage option substantially lowers scale-out storage costs while overcoming the capex challenges related to traditional high-end storage offerings.

Why Now's the Time to Move to Acronis Backup Cloud

  • Powerful Cloud Automation - Simplifies the sale of BaaS by combining proven Acronis backup technology with a scalable hybrid cloud architecture that integrates with the most popular cloud management tools.
  • True Multi-Tier Solution - Offers a multi-tier solution that enables cloud resellers to provide varying levels of capabilities to their customers from a single data protection platform.
  • Flexible Storage - Provides flexible storage options for customer backups, including local, on-premises, service-provider hosted, Acronis-hosted, and 3rd-party hosted, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, and IBM SoftLayer.
  • Powerful Multi-Tenancy - Reduces costs and overhead by consolidating customer views and administration into one, easy-to-use, unified management console, available anywhere.
  • Unmatched Control Over Services - Allows service providers to offer a unique blend of customer self-service and white glove management to fit the needs of their customers.

"The managed infrastructure market remains robust with traditional hosting and infrastructure-as-a-service growing into a $70 billion market in 2016," said Liam Eagle, Senior Analyst, Service Providers, 451 Research. "Working with technology vendors that deliver higher-order services and offer cohesive solutions for hybrid cloud IT environments are winning strategies for service providers, as they look to update their services with the latest backup and data protection."

"Data protection is a top priority for virtually every organization today, and we are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Acronis and deliver the latest update of its cloud backup solution to help address this critical business need," said Tarik Faouzi, Vice President, Global Cloud Partners and Solutions, Ingram Micro. "Through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, our reseller partners can quickly deliver greater value to their customers and offer a leading hybrid cloud backup solution that provides complete protection for Microsoft 365 mailboxes."

"Our team travels from race to race all over the world, and we rely on backup to protect the hundreds of Gigabytes of data we generate every weekend. It needs to be at our fingertips both at the races and back at our team headquarters in Italy at all times," said Raffaele Boschetti, Head of IT for Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Team. "Acronis gives us the ability to protect our team and car data no matter where we are, and if ever we need to recover data for any reason we know we're backed by the fastest solution out there. We need this to be successful."

For more information on Acronis Backup Cloud, click here.

Acronis will be at the HostingCon event from July 25-27, visit us in Booth #633 and sign up for a FREE TRIAL of Acronis Backup Cloud.

For partners and service providers that want to learn more about Acronis solutions and sign up to be an Acronis partner, click here for more information.

For Ingram Micro partners, begin provisioning, selling, and managing Acronis Backup Cloud via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace here. Through the Cloud Marketplace, channel partners can also take advantage of 1GB of Acronis Backup for Microsoft 365 storage at no charge.

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 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. 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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