Archive for August, 2013

Acronis® vmProtect® 9 is the Most Complete Backup Solution for Smaller VMware® Environments

Acronis vmProtect 9 Makes VMware vSphere® Backup Complete, Efficient and Easy for Small, Medium Businesses and Remote/Branch Offices

VMworld – San Francisco, CA; August 28, 2013 – Acronis, a leading provider of physical, virtual and cloud backup solutions, today announced the launch of Acronis® vmProtect® 9, the most efficient and easy-to-use VMware vSphere backup solution for small and medium business customers and remote branch offices of large enterprises. With added support for Microsoft® SQL Server®, Microsoft® SharePoint® and Microsoft® Active Directory®, vmProtect remains the only solution capable of recovering data at different levels: hypervisor, virtual machine (VM) and application.

Acronis vmProtect’s time-proven and award-winning solution combines dozens of advanced technologies packaged in an easy to use product that installs in less than three minutes. vmProtect’s accessible Web user interface is optimized for smaller vSphere environments with a dozen VMs and equipped to support 100’s of VMs. Unlike complex products with many features designed for large deployment sizes, Acronis vmProtect is focused on maintaining cost-effectiveness and ease of use to meet enterprise-grade needs of modern small and medium businesses as well as remote and branch offices. Acronis is dedicated to building solutions designed specifically for VMware.

Acronis vmProtect 9 Features:

·         Recognizes file systems, skips unnecessary files and incrementally restores virtual machines at top speeds with vmFlashBack®;

·         Runs virtual machines straight from a compressed and de-duplicated image;

·         Incorporates multi-destination backup, which automatically copies backups to an additional location, locally or to the cloud;

·         Includes self-backup with the ability to save and restore its configurations;

·         Integrates fully with VMware vCenter thus backup, recovery and replication operations can be managed directly from VMware vCenter; and

·         Is designed for efficient online purchase.

“After participating in the Beta test of Acronis vmProtect 9, I can confirm that it is a very stable product,” said Jeremy Otten, CEO Random Solutions. “When you look at the features of version 9, compared to its price, it is unbeatable. With granular restore for SQL Server and SharePoint, plus application-aware backup and restore for Active Directory, it’s a winner! Acronis will never stop improving vmProtect, so I am looking forward to the exciting new features that will come with each new version.”

“Acronis is dedicated to its partnership with VMware, and we are proud to have built the most efficient, easy-to-use and complete vSphere backup product on the market with vmProtect 9,” said Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov. “We have a deep understanding of the backup needs of companies with smaller vSphere environments. By tapping into this knowledge and strengthening our already-proven vmProtect product, companies reap the benefits of a simple solution for enterprise-grade backup.”

Serguei Beloussov will be giving a keynote session at VMworld® 2013, “Self-Service Backup and DR for IaaS: The Service You Can’t Live Without,” on August 29th at 12pm PT.

 


About Acronis

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.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

Acronis® True Image 2014™ is the First to Introduce Full-System Cloud Backup for Personal Use

Users Can Now Back Up Their Entire System or Specific Files to the Acronis Cloud to EasilyRestore and Access Data Anytime and Anywhere

Woburn, Mass. – August 28, 2013 Acronis, a leading provider of physical, virtual and cloud backup solutions, today announced the availability of Acronis True Image 2014, the newest version of the market-leading personal backup and recovery solution. Among other user-requested enhancements, this major release features the industry’s first scheduled automatic backup of full system images to the Acronis Cloud, in addition to traditional, locally-attached storage.

With Acronis True Image 2014, PC users can take advantage of its advanced data protection capabilities, to safeguard important data from natural disasters, theft, or damage to their PC by keeping a complete system image in a safe remote location. Combined with best-in-class backup to locally attached storage devices, users can feel confident that their complete PC image data, including everything from applications and files to settings and bookmarks, is protected and secure.

The simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) lets users backup and restore their data easier than ever before. With its desktop and mobile applications, including iOS and Android support, the backup data can be accessed and restored anywhere, anytime to any PC.

Acronis True Image 2014 Features:

·         Full and incremental disk image backup to local storage and the Acronis Cloud – Dual protection for the entire system in case a local backup is damaged, lost or stolen

·         Individual files, folders, and data backup – Both in the cloud and to local storage

·         Incremental restore from the cloud – Rapidly restore the entire system, without the need for locally attached storage

·         5GB of secure Acronis Cloud storage is included at no charge for one year (with additional storage available to purchase from within the application) – Users can upload their most important data and access it from anywhere

·         Windows 8 Support – Acronis True Image 2014 is certified Windows 8 compatible

·         Acronis True Image 2014 Premium – The new Premium version, also available now, lets users restore a complete system to different hardware and additionally provides  support for Dynamic Disks and Windows Pre-Installation environments (WinPE)

“I use True Image and it is powerful, simple and easy to use,” said Alan Rupa, an Acronis True Image user. “I have been using True Image since 2009 because it is truly superior to competitive products. Creating a boot CD/DVD or booting from a USB is a snap. Acronis makes it easy to create an image of your system, back it up and then restore it very quickly.”

“Before we added image backups to the cloud, users could only back up individual files and folders to online services. Now, they can back up their entire system,” said Nat Maple, Senior Vice President of Consumer, OEM and Online, at Acronis. “We are bringing enterprise-level data protection and availability to personal computer backup, and providing anywhere, anytime access and recovery of complete systems, all while making it easier than before. As the first to market with this innovative technology, Acronis is setting the bar for a new standard of personal backup and recovery. And, with a proven, 10-year track record of delivering cutting-edge data protection software and services, our customers can feel confident that their data is safe with Acronis.”

 


About Acronis

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.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

Acronis® Launches The First Complete Self-Service Backup Solution for VMware® vCloud®

Acronis Backup & Recovery® for vCloud Gives Service Providers and Enterprises First-of-Its-Kind Complete Self-Service Backup of vCloud Virtual Machines

VMworld® – San Francisco, CA; August 27, 2013 – Acronis, a leading provider of physical, virtual and cloud backup solutions, today announced the release of Acronis Backup & Recovery® for vCloud®, enabling enterprises of various size and service providers to complement VMware® vCloud Director® with self-service backup and recovery. It allows tenants and administrators to eliminate downtime and protect their virtual machines in public, private and hybrid clouds. Using Acronis’ innovative technology, service providers can now build a complete infrastructure-as-a-service offering using vCloud.

Co-founder and new CEO Serguei Beloussov brings his knowledge of service provider business, from more than ten years as the CEO of Parallels®, to Acronis’ expertise in backup. With more than 50 advanced backup technologies released to date, Acronis is now enabling backup-as-a-service with Acronis Backup & Recovery for vCloud. While VMware vCloud Director allows tenants to control their VMs directly, Acronis’ new solution provides them with additional full self-service backup of their Virtual Machines (“VMs”).

Acronis Backup & Recovery for vCloud Features:

·         Easy-to-use self-service Web console for users to control backup and recovery of their VM’s;

·         Integration with VMware vCloud Director simplifying backup and recovery of entire machines, including vCloud configuration and other metadata;

·         Fast and reliable agentless backup technology for virtual machines behind Acronis® vmProtect™ and Acronis Backup & Recovery; and

·         Seamless on-premise-to-cloud migration and disaster recovery to the cloud.

“Buy-in to our private cloud was hindered by the lack of a suitable backup solution,” said Adrian Parks, Senior Systems Specialist at the University of Oxford. “We were using in-guest agents, but this was not ideal and not our preferred option. The Acronis solution solves this challenge by providing a VM backup solution that interfaces directly with the vCloud Director APIs.”

“Acronis knows backup, and if you want to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service, you need effective backup,” said Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov. “Before this breakthrough, self-service technology from Acronis, protecting vCloud VM’s was difficult and time consuming.  Now, Acronis has applied its expertise in backup and knowledge of service providers to build the only self-service backup solution designed specifically for VMware vCloud, making it easier and safer for enterprises and service providers to run critical applications in the cloud.”

 


About Acronis

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.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.