Friday, 11 December 2015 13:50

Acronis: customer feedback drives True Image Cloud and 2016 version updates


In the Internet cloud era, software’s improved much more regularly than in the past, with Acronis using user feedback to deliver timely updates.

If you’re a fan of Acronis True Image software, and you’re using the latest versions, you have probably already received an notification telling you that a new version is available.

However, if you’re using older versions from 2015 or earlier, this may not have happened, and either way, anyone serious about protecting the data on their computers, smartphones, tablets and external drives needs to know that the current versions of Acronis’ top notch backup software have been updated!

The update stems from customer feedback, too, which is a great sign to see, because not every company seems to take what its customers want into account when issuing updates!

Acronis says its ‘newest versions are updated based on customer feedback, which highlighted a huge demand for offloading data from a local machine, smart phone or tablet to the cloud due to space constraints, as well as user interface improvements, and family data protection features that make it easy to manage the backup and recovery of multiple PCs, Macs, smart phones and tablets.’

Gaidar Magdanurov, GM of the Consumer Business at Acronis said: “We updated the latest release of Acronis True Image based on input from customers who told us that the two most common data protection problems that families face today are damaged or lost devices, and running out of disk space on their devices.

"Just in time for the holidays, the latest Acronis True Image makes it easier than ever for the family IT manager to protect multiple devices and keep all their precious photos and data safe this season. You can also make sure you never run of space to take pictures with our simplified data offloading feature that quickly moves pictures to the cloud, rather than storing them on your device."

Acronis explains that its True Image 2016 software provides ‘complete data protection for computers, including pictures, videos, documents, applications, passwords, settings, and the entire operating system.’

Acronis True Image Cloud features all of the features of True Image 2016, but adds ‘unlimited cloud storage for backups and an easy-to-use, centralized dashboard that lets one person manage the backup and recovery of multiple devices, including PCs and Macs, and mobile phone and tablets, including Android, iPhone, and iPad devices and Windows tablets, for a family or home office.’

As Acronis explains, its True Image Cloud software ‘provides complete protection against data loss disasters and mishaps, including accidental file deletions and user errors, as well as damaged devices, loss and theft.’

More details below, please read on!

Both versions are powered by the ‘Acronis AnyData Engine, a set of powerful data protection technologies enabling advanced and reliable backup and disk management tools.’

These include:

  • Full Image Backup – provides block-level copying of data that allows users to create an exact replica of computer hard disks. Users have a choice to back-up only specific folders or make a complete replica of a disk.

  • Universal Restore – allows users to restore a full image backup to new PCs or Mac computers, including to dissimilar hardware, and migrate the complete operating system, applications and data over to the new disk or new computer.

  • Rapid Upload – balances network resource consumption to ensure maximum utilisation of available network bandwidth for fast backup upload of data, without disrupting the user's current work and experience.

  • Try & Decide – provides a controlled, temporary environment to safely test new software, drivers, and system configurations with an ability to safely roll-back to a stable, previous system configuration in the event of technical and performance issues, or security threats like a virus or malware.

  • Clone Disk – creates an exact replica of a disk drive, which is useful for a complete migration of data from one drive to another, and for making multiple disk drive replicas of the same content.

True Image is available at retailers, as well as online at the Acronis website here with some big discounts, in versions from one computer and three devices through to 3 and 5 computers and from 10 to 15 devices.


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