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Acronis announces online backup and recovery software
Image-based backup and recovery solution for the cloud provides redundant backup & recovery data store for physical & virtual environments
Hong Kong, 9th September 2010 — Acronis®, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, is announcing today Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Online. This online backup and recovery solution offers the advantages of a secondary redundant data store without a substantial upfront investment.
Introduced at last week’s VMworld in San Francisco, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online answers the need for cost effective online redundant data storage for backup and recovery. IT administrators can use it to recover files, folders or complete systems.
While on-site local backup software like Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 provides the benefits of high performance backups and recoveries in the event of specific infrastructure failure, the new Acronis solution enables IT organizations to recover quickly and completely from a secure cloud computing environment in the wake of a full data center disaster or outage, without building a dedicated and redundant offsite storage facility. It includes support for mixed virtual and physical computing environments found in many of today’s businesses.
With this product announcement, the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 family becomes one of the first data protection solutions to offer agent-less backup for virtual machines (eliminating agents reduces repetitive administration tasks). Moreover, it:
- has minimal impact on management overhead, since the same Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 management console allows for control of both online and local backups—for both physical and virtual machines.
- recovers individual files or whole system images so organizations have the disaster recovery flexibility they need.
- provides flexible retention periods depending on customer’s backup and archiving policies.
- protects backup data through AES-256 data encryption and user authentication.
“Small- to mid-sized organizations are eager to adopt recovery solutions that will provide them with greater availability and flexibility on their journey across physical, virtual and cloud environments,” says Dave Russell, Vice President, Storage Technologies and Strategies, Gartner Inc.
“Best practices for disaster recovery typically involves having multiple layers of protection with both local and offsite redundant backups,” explains Jason Donahue, CEO at Acronis. “Unfortunately, some organizations don’t have redundant data storage across multiple sites. Our new online offering, coupled with Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, gives organisations of all sizes the best of both worlds by combining high interval, high-performance local backups with the added protection of offsite redundant backups.”
The service is available in an annual subscription basis and is licensed per machine.
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online is currently available for a free 60-day evaluation on the Acronis website and will be generally available in Hong Kong in early Q4, 2010. The service will be available through local channel partner. For more information, please visit: http://acronis.com.hk/backup-recovery/online/.
Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.
Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.
The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.
For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.hk. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.
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