9 March 2016

Acronis announces refreshed backup solutions

Acronis, a global player in hybrid cloud data protection, has new releases of its Acronis Backup solution, and of its Acronis Backup Cloud solution. Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the new Acronis Backup solutions combine higher performance, quality and reliability with new features that make the buying and upgrade process easy, including a simple step up to the future Acronis Backup 12 solution.

According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), data backup and recovery consistently rank among the top IT priorities for organisations of all sizes, but especially for midsized organisations. At the same time, today’s businesses face new challenges when it comes to data protection, including huge increases in data volume, man-made and natural disasters, and cyber-threats.

“As workloads continue to grow and diversify, businesses need to be looking for ways to simplify their data protection while reducing costs and increasing their agility,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Companies should be preparing for the future by taking a wider view of data protection right now, by implementing solutions that deliver broader support across a constantly growing mix of platforms to be protected, each with their own data and business criticality.”

Acronis Backup, version 11.7

Acronis Backup solutions provide fast, one-click recovery of individual files, application data, or a complete system. Acronis Backup supports five to 50 employees and one to five servers.

The new 11.7 version provide the following benefits:

·        Improved price/performance

Variable block deduplication adds the ability to store 24 times more data with the same amount of RAM, reducing overall storage costs. Customers will also achieve quicker recovery time objectives (RTOs) and lower downtime costs with up to 40% faster recovery from deduplicated storage.  
·        Faster backup

Back up network file system (NFS) shared folders and improved backup to NFS-based network attached storage (NAS), SMB/CIFS, FTP and SFTP. 

·        Extended operating system support

Support for Microsoft Exchange 2016, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 4, VMware vSphere 6, Linux kernel up to 4.4, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x. 

Acronis Backup Cloud, version 5

Get a preview of the Acronis Backup 12 experience with the new Acronis Backup Cloud version 5.  Acronis Backup Cloud is an affordable, secure, and highly scalable hybrid cloud backup service that makes it easy for SMBs to manage device protection no matter where they are located or where the business wants the backup stored – locally, in the cloud or both. Acronis Backup Cloud 5 is designed to fit any service provider technology environment and business modell.

Acronis Backup Cloud features:

·       Automated service management tools

Enables service providers to better manage consumption, quotas and backup alerts.

·       Self-service backup monitoring

Provides greater control of the backup process for end users, including viewing of backup progress and the ability to protect machines with a single click after the agent installation.

·       Centralised dashboard

Allows end users to view alerts and conduct audits from a single location and management console.

“Our latest Acronis Backup solutions have been pushed to the limit when it comes to testing, performance, and reliability – it’s our most solid backup release ever," said Steve Goh, Vice President and GM of Sales, APAC & EMM, Acronis.

“We’ve also responded to customer feedback by making everything easier, including a simplified buying process with subscription pricing and seamless upgrades to new solutions that will keep our partners and end users prepared for whatever future challenges lie ahead.”

Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, a set of unique data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, and manage data in physical, virtual, hybrid, and cloud environments, all Acronis Backup solutions provide a centralised management console across any environment and location. Acronis Backup solutions are a part of the company’s complete set of hybrid cloud data protection solutions, which also include cloud storage, disaster recovery and file sync and share.

Acronis delivers solutions to the SMB market through a global partner ecosystem of service providers, including hosters and telcos, as well as distributors and cloud resellers. End users can choose their deployment model, including service provider-hosted, Acronis-hosted, or hybrid deployments that can include on-premises solutions.


Versions 11.7 of Acronis Backup is available now. Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud will be available in March.

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