5nine Software, Inc. was acquired by Acronis in December 2019. All your favorite 5nine software products are still available and, other than having been rebranded, remain the same. If you’ve been using (or selling) 5nine Cloud Manager, 5nine Cloud Migration, or 5nine Cloud Security – for Hyper-V and for Azure – your software continues to be supported and your existing licenses are still valid. The only changes are that 5nine Cloud Manager Free is now found on the Acronis Cloud Manager free trial page, and instead of contacting 5nine Support when you need assistance you’ll contact Acronis Support. Unfortunately, if you had a 5nine login, you will need to create a new Acronis account, but the process is quick and easy.
We’re very happy to have 5nine employees join our teams, and to add the 5nine cybersecurity and management tools to the Acronis ecosystem of cyber protection solutions. The teams that designed and developed the 5nine products are still working on improvements, new features, and future versions for those products.
A Perfect Fit
Why did Acronis acquire 5nine? The answer is simple – their portfolio of offerings and company vision matched Acronis’ own.
Acronis is a global leader in cyber protection. 5nine’s solutions are the best tools for securing Microsoft Cloud, and 5nine has the only Microsoft Cloud management platform that enables monitoring and management for both on-premises Hyper-V clusters and Azure instances from a single console. Both companies share the same drive to create easy-to-use products for providing complete cyber protection solutions regardless of deployment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid models.
The 5nine product portfolio’s ability to unify cloud migration, monitoring, and management enables customers and service providers to cover all Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) of their data, applications, and systems.
For more details on why 5nine is such a perfect fit for Acronis, you need only take a closer look at their products, listed below with their new names.
Acronis Cloud Manager
This product is the industry’s best and most-complete monitoring and management platform for Microsoft Cloud. It’s far easier to use than Microsoft’s native management tools, and it’s the only platform that allows you to monitor and manage on-premises Hyper-V clusters, remote Hyper-V clusters, and Azure cloud instances from a single unified console. It can also track and manage all of your Azure subscriptions, helping you reduce the complexity of managing your Microsoft Cloud.
Acronis Cloud Manager makes it easy for customers and service providers to:
- Increase operational efficiency
- Eliminate management complexity
- Strengthen business continuity
- Mitigate security and privacy risks
- Lower the total cost of ownership of Microsoft Cloud
Anyone who is interested in seeing Acronis Cloud Manager at work can download a copy of the software and receive a free 30-day license for a full-featured trial that will work for an unlimited number of virtual machines. At the end of the 30 days you will have the choice to either purchase a license or continue to run the software with all functions, but a limit on the number of virtual machines it can manage.
Acronis Cloud Manager Free is the same software used for trial, fully-functional, working for a limited number for virtual machines.
Acronis Cloud Security
This product is unique as it provides agentless and multilayer cyber security for Microsoft VMs. Acronis Cloud Security’s model of performing antivirus (AV) and anti-ransomware (ARW). This means that scans have no impact on virtual machine performance. This approach also makes Acronis Cloud Security’s scans run in far less time than AV and ARW scans from other vendors.
Acronis Cloud Security works with on-premises Hyper-V clusters and Azure instances. This solution enables customers and service providers to:
- Secure virtual machines with no performance impact
- Eliminate stress and complexity of working with multiple point solutions
- Detect internal and external threats in real-time
- Protect their infrastructure with a true multilayered solution
- Reduce cost
Anyone interested in seeing Acronis Cloud Security at work can download a copy of the software and receive a free 30-day license for a full-featured trial that will work for an unlimited number of virtual machines. At the end of the 30 days you will have the choice to either purchase a license or continue to run the software with all functions, but a limit on the number of virtual machines it can secure.
Acronis Cloud Migration
This product is a tool that makes virtual machine (VM) migrations and conversions quick and easy. Acronis Cloud Migration works without requiring the installation of software agents on every one of your VMs, which makes migrations far simpler than other tools, and does not require you to remember to uninstall the software from every VM after the project is complete. The product allows you to run multiple migration jobs simultaneously, saving you time. Additionally, Acronis Cloud Migration has the industry’s best rate of successful VM conversions.
Acronis Cloud Migration supports the migration of Hyper-V VMs to Amazon Web Services EC2 and Microsoft Azure. It also supports migration of VMware vSphere VMs to Amazon Web Services EC2, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
There is no free trial of Acronis Cloud Migration, but a limited, free version of the software is available. Acronis Cloud Migration Free supports migration of VMware vSphere VMs to Microsoft Hyper-V.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I contact 5nine customer support? A: There isn’t a separate 5nine customer support organization now – it has been merged with Acronis Customer Support. You can reach the support team by going to this link.
Q: How do I log in to my 5nine account? A: You’re no longer able to log in to your former account. Instead, you will need to create an Acronis account. The sign-up process is quick and easy.
Q: Do I need to update my software after the acquisition? A: No, you don’t. Your current licenses continue to be valid and you’re still entitled to support, so no update is necessary. However, you might want to update – Acronis Cloud Security has been updated since the acquisition, adding some new functionality, including anti-ransomware (ARW) scans.
Q: Can I try Acronis Cloud Manager for free? A: Absolutely! Acronis offers a 30-day free trial of Acronis Cloud Manager with all features enabled. You can download the software by going to this link. As part of the process, you’ll be asked for your email address. Acronis will use that address to send you your free 30-day license key.