Wednesday, 13 May 2015 12:40

Acronis launches Backup Service, new software defined data centre


Data protection company Acronis has a new cloud service to protect business data while giving resellers new cloud service offerings to sell.

Acronis’s Backup Service is live in Australia and New Zealand, featuring a new dual local and cloud backup service with bare metal recovery to any destination or system in the event of a disaster.

The company also locally launched its new Australian software-defined storage data centre ‘to provide secure and reliable backup and complement its Acronis Backup Cloud offering.’

Acronis Backup Service is designed to solve ‘key data protection challenges with a complete and easy-to-manage service that provides data backup from any source and data recovery to any destination and system.’

It is powered by Acronis’ own ‘AnyData Engine’ and lets organisations store and control data in virtual, physical, cloud and mobile environments, and can be both centrally and remotely managed and is designed to improve end-user productivity.

John Zanni, SVP of Acronis Cloud Solutions said: “Acronis Backup Service is engineered to support partners and end-users who don’t have their own data centre but need enterprise-class data protection.

“It lets them provision cloud backup and recovery services for all leading infrastructure platforms, with no upfront costs and without changing the way they sell and do business.

“Acronis Backup Service can recover individual files, hard disks and entire organisations’ systems fast and effortlessly and at the same time meet specific in-house recovery requirements. The easy-to-use web interface also reduces the IT team’s workload.”

Acronis lists other key benefits of its Backup Service as including ‘an all-in-one local and cloud backup for ultimate dual protection, granular file backup and recovery for critical data, easy disk imaging backup for total protection and cloud web-based management for ultimate scalability.’

Acronis’ local software-defined storage data centre in Australia and New Zealand is also live, with Acronis point to the IDC/Acronis Disaster Recovery Survey of May 2014 finding that ‘businesses in the Asia/Pacific region want their cloud-based data primarily stored within the same country as where they hold data on-premise.’

Lincoln Goldsmith, Acronis A/NZ GM said: “This goes for A/NZ as well, according to a 2014 report from Frost & Sullivan [entitled Australian Data Centre Services 2014], Australia's data centre services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.9 percent from 2013 to 2020 to reach $1,737 million by 2020.”

Here’s Acronis’ video:


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