Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced new releases of its Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced solutions, and 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 seamless and 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 organizations of all sizes, but especially for midsized organizations. 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 solutions provide fast, one-click recovery of individual files, application data, or a complete system – all from a single backup. Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced 11.7 are the best-performing releases to date and prepare both existing and new customers for a seamless move to version 12. Acronis Backup supports five to 50 employees and one to five servers. Acronis Backup Advanced supports 50 to 1,000 employees and five to 100 servers.
The new 11.7 versions provide New Subscription licensing, Improved Performance and Reduced Storage Costs, Faster Backup with Expanded Storage Support. It Enables backup of network file system (NFS) shared folders and delivers improved backup to NFS-based Network Attached Storage (NAS), SMB/CIFS, FTP and SFTP. It also provides Extended Operating System 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.
“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, reliable, and powerful data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, and manage data in physical, virtual, hybrid, and cloud environments, all Acronis Backup solutions provide a centralized 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 and Acronis Backup Advanced are available now. Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud will be available in March.