The Acronis AnyData Engine is the core suite of technology that powers all Acronis’ new generation data protection products to capture, store, recover, control, and access data in virtual, physical, cloud, and mobile environments. Its modular architecture lets you use one or more Acronis products, designed and optimized for a specific workload, and lets you add on, blend, and easily manage additional products as your technology infrastructure evolves — without replacing any products. Whether your data resides on-premises, in the cloud, or in remote offices, the AnyData Engine combines backup, bare metal restore, migration, deployment, system recovery, and access to keep your data safe.
Acronis AnyData Engine benefits
Fueled by over 100 patents, the Acronis AnyData Engine is a set of deep and powerful New Generation Data Protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control and access data in virtual, physical, cloud and mobile environments.
Easy, complete and safe backup, disaster recovery and secure access solutions.
Best-in-class individual products optimized for your most important workloads that seamlessly blend into a total solution.
Any data, across any environment, in any location.
Complete and flexible new generation data protection
Defend more hypervisors, including RedHat, KVM, Oracle VM, Citrix Xen, VMware and Hyper-V, with simple licensing per host allowing protection for an unlimited of VMs
Full disk and virtual machine imaging
Advanced snapshot-based image backup and recovery of physical and virtual machines. Patented snapshot technology speeds up backup and minimizes system overhead, so protected system does not have to be put off-line during backup.
From a single-pass backup, granularly recover at the object, file, application or system level.
Single-pass block-level data management
Eliminates the need for multiple agents for application, file and block-level data capture and dramatically increases speed and efficiency by preserving metadata in Universal Backup Format.
The Acronis AnyData Engine is a common framework that allows all Acronis products to seamlessly become one solution. Its modular architecture lets you use one or more Acronis products, designed and optimized for a specific workload, and lets you add on and blend additional products as your technology infrastructure evolves — without replacing any products. Use the same unified console to configure, install, and maintain each product, and if you have more than one Acronis product, use the Acronis Management Server (AMS) - a single dashboard that lets you easily manage the backup and recovery of all data across multiple Acronis products. Whether your data resides on-premises, in the cloud, or in remote offices, the AnyData Engine combines backup, bare metal restore, migration, and system recovery of any virtual or physical server or PC in a Windows® or Linux® operating environment.
How it works
The Acronis AnyData Engine framework operates on three layers: unified control, critical workloads, and core capabilities.
Acronis Active Protection constantly observes patterns in how data files are being changed on a system. One set of behaviors may be typical and expected. Another set of behaviors may signal a suspect process taking hostile action against files. The Acronis approach looks at these actions and compares them against malicious behavior patterns. This approach can be exceptionally powerful in identifying ransomware attacks, even from ransomware variants that are as-yet unreported.
Acronis Active Protection is capable of detecting new threats based on already identified patterns as well as learned ones. Results must be adjusted to reduce false positive detection of things that really aren’t ransomware. Acronis Active Protection maintains an allowlist — programs that are allowed and expected to perform certain actions — to prevent authorized activities from being falsely tagged as unauthorized.
One way that criminals could choose to compromise files would be to attack the backup software itself to corrupt the backup files it creates. To protect against this, Acronis has implemented a robust self-defense mechanism that won’t let criminals disrupt the work of the Acronis application or backup file content. Additionally, Acronis Active Protection monitors the Master Boot Record of Windows-based computers. It won't let any illegitimate changes to be made to prevent you from being able to properly boot your computer.