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  • 9 September 2010 15:05

Acronis Announces Online Backup and Recovery Software

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 organisations 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 organisations 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 organisations 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 organisations 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.”

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 AU$59.99

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Server 1TB AU$599.00

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online for Virtual Machines 2TB AU$1299.00

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Online is currently available for a free 60-day evaluation on the Acronis website and will be generally available in Australia and New Zealand in early Q4, 2010. The service will be available through local channel partner. 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 Acronis’ 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:

Acronis, Acronis Backup & Recovery and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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