August 23, 2016
Press release

Independent Research Firm Network Testing Labs Finds Acronis Backup 12 is Two Times Faster than Closest Competitor

World's Fastest Backup Brings SMBs Unmatched Ease-of Use and Complete Data Protection Across Virtual and Physical Systems, Remote Systems, Mobile Devices

Acronis®, a leading provider of hybrid cloud data protection, today announced that Network Testing Labs (NTL), an independent research firm, did a comparative test of backup and restore products to determine which brand is the fastest. The test compared Acronis Backup 12 to Veeam Availability Suite 9.0 in the same test scenario. The results showed that Acronis is two times faster than Veeam, making it ideal for SMBs that are seeking easy-to-use solutions with complete protection at the right price. The tests showed that Acronis backs up and restores data far faster than Veeam - two times faster for some datasets and from 1.6 to 1.7 times faster for others. .

"Impressively, Acronis Backup 12 backed up every byte of data on every platform, whether it was on a physical server, virtual server, client workstation or in the cloud. Veeam couldn't do this," said Barry Nance, president of NTL. "While Veeam continues to address large enterprise needs, Acronis is delivering innovative solutions that are twice as fast and cost less than half the price, making it the new 'go-to' backup solution for SMBs. With its limited support and incomplete protection, we recommend that businesses stop wasting time and money on Veeam."

The Network Testing Labs report also found that Acronis Backup 12 performed restore operations significantly faster than Veeam Availability Suite 9.0, from 60 percent to as much as 100 percent faster with Recovery Time Objectives that are 43% shorter, depending on the testing scenario. The report also noted that Acronis Backup 12 supports physical, virtual and cloud computing environments while Veeam Availability Suite 9.0 works in virtual environments with only very limited end point support.

"Today's small businesses cannot compromise their data with slow solutions that only provide partial protection," said Serg Bell, co-founder and CEO at Acronis. "The Network Testing Labs results prove that Acronis Backup 12 is the obvious choice for SMBs that want fast, easy and complete data protection."

"We generate 10 to 20 TB of data every day and our team relies on having instant access to it at all times," said Raffaele Boschetti, Head of IT for the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Team. "Acronis provides the complete data protection that we need to ensure we never lose our valuable team and car data - and if we do, we have the fastest speeds to recover."

The comparative test scored the two products across six categories: performance, features, ease-of-use, cloud support, reports, and installation and documentation. To ensure a thorough test, NTL used three data sets ranging in different sizes, including small (22GB), medium (235GB) and large (4.200TB in 6 shards), and compared both backup and restore performance for each.*

Acronis Backup 12 supports all SMB workloads and protects data across the entire business, backing up data on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, and on mobile devices. Acronis Backup 12 is the only solution that gives small and medium-sized businesses complete control over the location of their data, systems, and backups, including best-in-class capabilities for protecting virtual environments. As a result, IT managers always know where their company data is located and who has access to it, even when stored in the cloud.

Additionally, Acronis is currently offering up to 2 terabytes of FREE cloud storage to new users of Acronis Backup 12, making it more affordable than ever for SMBs to get complete data protection. For more information, click here.

  • To download a copy of the report from Network Testing Labs, click here.
  • To learn more about Acronis Backup 12 and to sign-up for a free trial, click here.
  • Acronis Backup 12 is available by contacting a local Acronis partner - click here for the Acronis partner directory.

*Test environment details:

The testbed network consisted of six Gigabit Ethernet subnet domains connected by Cisco routers. NTL's 150 clients consisted of computing platforms that included Windows 2000/2003/2012 and Windows Vista/7/8, Macintosh 10.x and Red Hat Linux (both server and workstation editions). Remote testing took place across T3 and OC-9 WAN links. The relational databases on the network were Oracle and both Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012. The network also contained two Web servers (Microsoft IIS and Apache), three e-mail servers (Exchange, Notes and iMail) and several file servers (Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 servers). NTL's virtual computing environments consisted of VMware, XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V. A group of four PowerEdge R720 servers with Dual Xeon E5-26xx processors, 384 GB RAM and 32 TB disk storage and running Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, was the test platform for all the products' server components. A second group of four computers simulated the backup site for disaster recovery.

About Network Testing Labs

Established in 1989, Network Testing Labs performs independent technology research and product evaluations. Its network laboratory connects myriads of types of computers and virtually every kind of network device in an ever-changing variety of ways. Its authors are networking experts who write clearly and plainly about complex technologies and products. Network Testing Labs' experts have written hardware and software product reviews, state-of-the-art analyses, feature articles, in-depth technology workshops, cover stories, buyer's guides and in-depth technology outlooks. Our experts have spoken on a number of topics at Comdex, Interop, PC Expo and other venues. In addition, they've created industry standard network benchmark software, database benchmark software and network diagnostic utilities.

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
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