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Acronis Deduplication Calculator Measures Storage Savings

Organizations will have more insight into the potential storage cost savings in the data centre

SINGAPORE, July 28, 2009 — Driven by overwhelming customer acceptance of the data deduplication capabilities in the newly-launched Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, Acronis ( has unveiled an online calculator to quickly estimate the storage savings an organization can achieve using the deduplication technology to cut storage requirements.

The deduplication calculator prompts the user for the number of servers and workstations being backed up, the data change rate, and the cost of data storage. Based on the information, the user can get estimates of the storage space savings, the storage cost savings and the percentage of savings through deduplication.

As an example of the benefits of deduplication, a customer with 10 servers and 2TB of data that changes 5 percent per day and is kept for four weeks, will save about $20,000 in storage costs annually. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 software licences with premium support would only cost $17,000 for this particular IT environment.

Following the announcement of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, Acronis has also announced a limited-time competitive upgrade program of as much as 50 percent off for customers who move to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 from other backup solutions. The program, coupled with Acronis’ license-based pricing, drops the cost of entry to data deduplication to as little as 1/20th of software-based alternatives, most of which do not offer the backup speed or storage saving efficiency of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, and 1/100th of hardware-based alternatives. The software’s new deduplication module starts at a list price of only US $28 per machine.

“Since our announcement, we’ve seen an explosion of interest in data deduplication from both Acronis customers and users of other technologies. Our competitive upgrade program is designed to extend the same first-class support to new customers as our installed base has come to expect from Acronis,” said Jason Donahue, CEO Acronis.

In the latest version, Acronis expanded its award-winning, patented disk imaging and bare-metal restore technology to meet the needs of both small and large organizations through a new user interface, improved virtualization support, enhanced operation manageability and increased scalability.

“Acronis Backup & Recovery 10’s new integrated data deduplication and impressive group policy management capabilities make this product unique. The software deduplication offers similar compression rates to appliance-based deduplication solutions and has vastly decreased the volume of backups, in turn reducing storage space requirements,” said Marko Tarvainen, a global telecom specialist Finn Telecom, a beta tester of the product. “In addition, the new central management console and intuitive interface makes it much easier to oversee tasks.”

Further Information about Acronis Backup & Recovery 10   

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 deduplication technology is software based and does not require the need to purchase additional hardware. It includes deduplication at the source or target level, and is priced by machine not by CPU or storage capacity.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 offers both file level and block level deduplication. File level deduplication eliminates redundant files on machines and block level deduplication which eliminates redundant data patterns at the sector level.

Recommended prices range from US$74 for the stand-alone workstation edition up to US$1219 for the advanced server version, including centralised management capabilities. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Deduplication option prices range from US$28 per workstation up to US$250 per server. Acronis corporate products include one year of Acronis Advantage Premier, 24x7x365 priority support.

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.


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