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Acronis to Launch Online Backup & Recovery at VMworld, Stand #24

Cloff Boodoosingh. OBR Editor on October 06, 2010
(PRWeb UK) October 5, 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 an offsite datacentre without a substantial upfront investment.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online will be shown for the first time in Europe on 12-14 October at VMworld Europe in Copenhagen. This service answers the need for cost-effective online data storage for backup and recovery. It has been designed for SMBs who are typically currently backing up to tape or disk and storing the backups offsite or who do not have an offsite data protection strategy. With this service, IT administrators can recover files, folders or even complete images of systems.

Existing solutions for on-site local backup like Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 provide the benefits of backups and recoveries in the event of infrastructure failure or local occurrences such as accidently deleted files or virus attacks. The new Acronis solution enables organisations to recover quickly and completely from a secure cloud computing environment in the wake of a full scale outage, without requiring a dedicated offsite storage facility and its associated costs.

The service 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 online, 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 backupsâ##for both physical and virtual machines.
    *     Recovers individual files or whole system images so organisations have the disaster recovery flexibility they need.
    *     Provides flexible retention periods depending on customerâ##s backup and archiving policies.
    *     Protects backup data through AES-256 data encryption and user authentication for complete security.
    *     Offers an initial seeding option for customers with large amounts of data, where the backup is placed on a hard drive and sent to Acronis' data centre for uploading. Similarly, in the event of a large server outage, Acronis will load a server's backups onto an external hard drive and ship it to the customer as part of its Large Scale Recovery option.

"With its latest announcement, Acronis has expanded its offerings from on-premise solutions to the cloud. This is an important initiative for the SMB market because Acronis is now providing enterprise-class cloud based backup and recovery at an affordable price point for small to medium sized businesses. With this offering, Acronis enables SMB organisations to use a secondary site for disaster recovery and manage it together with their on-premise backup solution. IDC expects that a hybrid model with on-premise and cloud protection will become a mainstream solution," said Carla Arend, Program Manager for IDC's European Information Management and Storage software research.

"Backup and recovery pivots on trust and reliability. These key values become even more important when businesses place essential data in the cloud," said Jason Donahue, CEO at Acronis. "This product has been developed solely by Acronis and is a natural extension to our on-premise solution. With almost a decade of experience in providing organically grown DR solutions to SMBs, and more than five million installations worldwide, Acronis is the disaster recovery provider of choice for small- and medium-size businesses."

Pricing and availability

The service is available in an annual subscription basis and is licensed per machine:

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Workstation        250GB         £33.59
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Server                1TB                £299
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Virtual Machines 2TB                £659   

The service will be available to purchase beginning October 12th through local channel partners. A free 60-day evaluation will also be available on October 12th. For more information, please visit:

About Acronis
Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its patented disk imaging technology enables corporations, SMBs and consumers to protect their digital assets. With Acronisâ## disaster recovery, deployment and migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit Follow Acronis on Twitter:


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