Acronis recently released the latest versions of the Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced solution, as well as the Acronis Backup Cloud for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), data backup and recovery consistently rank among the top IT priorities for organisations, especially the mid-sized ones. "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, ESG's Principal Analyst. "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."
According to Acronis, its backup solutions provide fast, one-click recovery of individual files, application data, or a complete system -- from a single backup. Benefits of the Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced 11.7 include:
- New Subscription Licensing: Simple and flexible options protect an SMB's entire data centre without upfront capital expenses.
- Improved Performance and Reduced Storage Costs: Variable block deduplication adds the ability to store 24 times more data with the same amount of RAM, reducing overall storage costs. Customers will also achieve quicker recovery time objectives (RTOs) and lower downtime costs with up to 40 percent faster recovery from deduplicated storage.
- Faster Backup with Expanded Storage Support: 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.
- Extended Operating System Support: Complete 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.
The Acronis Backup Cloud version 5 is a secure and highly scalable hybrid cloud backup service that makes it easy for SMBs to protect devices regardless of where they are located or where the backup is being stored (ie. locally, in the cloud or both). The solution offers automated service management tools to enable service providers to better manage consumption, quotas and backup alerts, resulting in time-savings and increased revenues. It also features a self-service backup monitoring that provides greater control of the backup process for end users, including viewing of backup progress and the ability to protect machines with a single click after the agent installation. Additionally, it provides a centralised dashboard that enables end users to view alerts and conduct audits from a single location and management console.
"Our latest backup solutions [are designed according] to our customers' feedback. We made 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," said Steve Goh, Vice President and GM of Sales, APAC & EMM Acronis.
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