March 29, 2017
Press release

Acronis Announces Active Protection, Adds Plesk, cPanel, Website Backup to Acronis Backup Cloud, Opens New Revenue Opportunities to Service Providers

Acronis Active Protection, Plesk, cPanel, and website backup in Acronis Backup Cloud enables service providers to meet the needs of web hosting customers for active protection against ransomware, backup, and granular self-service recovery of website data.

Rapid adoption of cloud-based services and exponential data growth in the recent years have exposed a need for fast, powerful, and integrated data protection solutions. Backup is king, and Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, has the world's only data protection solution specifically designed to equip service providers to take advantage of this lucrative market opportunity - Acronis Backup Cloud.

Plesk, cPanel, and Website Backup with Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis Backup Cloud, the world's #1 backup for service providers has just got better. This week at Web Hosting Days Global,, Acronis will announce the addition of Plesk, cPanel, and generic website backup functionality to what is set to become the most complete hybrid cloud backup-as-a-service platform in the world.

Through way of an extension added to existing cPanel and Plesk servers, Acronis Backup Cloud blends into Plesk and cPanel's native multi-tier and multi-tenant architecture, displaying an Acronis widget in the administrator and user control panels and providing full image-based server backup and recovery for administrators, and granular self-service website recovery for hosting customers.

Acronis Active Protection™, an advanced ransomware protection technology proven by independent tests, will be added to Acronis Backup Cloud in the coming month, keeping data stored in the Acronis Cloud out of reach of ransomware crooks.

Acronis Backup Cloud business is going through an explosive growth, far exceeding the 18% public cloud services market growth rate forecasted by Gartner for 2017: more than 15,000 devices were added in the last 30 days alone; over 100% YoY growth in bookings; seven-fold YoY growth in cloud storage.

According to the Hosting and Cloud Study 2017 conducted by 451 Research and released by Microsoft last week, backup and recovery services hold the top position among the managed services used by organizations last year. Service providers are in a prime position to protect their customers' data and build their business with Acronis' support and innovative technology.

Acronis Backup Cloud is

  • Fast - World's fastest backup technology, rapid time to market, and fast time to profitability.
  • Easy - Easy integration with leading service automation software, including Odin Automation, WHMCS, HostBill, ConnectWise, and now Plesk and cPanel servers, extracting the benefits of native multi-tier and multi-tenant architecture.
  • Complete - Full protection of all customers' data - 16 different platforms, including computers, mobile devices, Microsoft Microsoft 365 accounts, websites, and applications - physical and virtual, local and cloud.
  • Reliable - Trusted by over 2,000 service providers worldwide.
  • Safe - Seamless integration with Acronis Storage with Acronis CloudRAID™.

"Thousands of service providers, half a million business users, and five million consumers have already embraced Acronis data protection technology. Three years ago we designed a true hybrid cloud architecture and turned our focus on service providers. Acronis Backup Cloud, the result of our hard work, now helps service providers to capture new business and on sell more services to existing customers. Every new feature we add brings additional opportunities and more business," said John Zanni, Acronis CMO.

Acronis Storage, a Universal Software Defined Storage Companion for Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis Storage universal software defined storage solution enables service providers to take advantage of the Acronis hybrid cloud architecture and store their customers' data in their own datacenter (which may be critical in geographies with strict data sovereignty regulations). Acronis Storage is a cost-effective and efficient solution, beating the competition both in price and technology.

Acronis Storage is

  • Fast - Up to 20x faster than the competition: ESG Lab compared the block storage performance of Acronis Storage with a traditional SAN-based storage array on comparable hardware, and found Acronis Storage to be as much as 20x faster, depending on the type of traffic used. It was also found to be as much as 4x faster than Ceph.
  • Universal - Multiple data interfaces allow service providers to utilize Acronis Storage for block, file, or object storage simultaneously, providing a single managed storage platform for hot and cold storage needs alike.
  • Safe - Acronis CloudRAIDTM and Acronis NotaryTM with blockchain data protection protect from data loss and information tampering with exclusive Acronis technologies.
  • Efficient - Rapid management and controllable TCO: ESG Lab validated that the cost of an Acronis Storage implementation can be as much as one-sixth the cost of either traditional in-house storage or public cloud storage.
  • Proven - Acronis Storage is built on a proven architecture that has been in production for more than six years in seventeen Acronis cloud datacenters worldwide, safely managing over 100 PB of customer data.

"ESG Lab confirmed that Acronis Storage delivers true ease of use in the complex landscape of unified storage… Some of the best and most useful solutions come from organizations that realize they already have all the pieces in their portfolio to meet the next IT challenge… ESG Lab strongly believes Acronis Storage is one of these solutions," Agile and Efficient Software-defined Storage from Acronis report stated.

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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