Photo - In Malaysia, Serguei Beloussov, Founder & CEO, Acronis
Acronis has announced the availability in Malaysia of its Backup as a Service [BaaS] version 3, which offers advanced data protection to companies as well as the capability to create new revenue streams without large upfront investment, said the storage and data protection specialist.
Speaking in Kuala Lumpur, Acronis founder and chief executive officer Serguei Beloussov said the announcement was part of the company's strategy in building cloud momentum and expanding choice of data centre locations. Towards the end of 2014, the company opened data centres in Singapore, Japan, Russia and Germany, to bring localised data protection to Asian and European businesses.
"Acronis Backup-as-a-Service helps us to effectively protect customer data with a tailored, comprehensive, reliable, and cost-effective service," said Beloussov,
"The Acronis solution's key feature allows local partners like WerX Technologies the ability to white label the backup as a service offering, was a determining factor in our software choice," he said.
"In addition, support for Openstack gives us the ability to natively use open source CEPH storage technology to significantly reduce our storage costs, while also giving us unprecedented performance, flexibility, and scalability," said Beloussov.
He said BaaS was powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, which provided "unparalleled deployment flexibility, including a turnkey solution for service providers hosted in Acronis data centres, a hybrid offer with Acronis hosted management console leveraging service provider's local storage, and a complete service provider hosted and managed deployment."
New revenue streams to Malaysian customers
Beloussov said that service providers such as Malaysia-based WerX Technologies as well as key distributors have already adopted Acronis Backup-as-a-Service technology to offer backup and recovery service in order to provide a new revenue streams without large upfront investments to the Malaysian market.
"The service is easy to adopt, provides a pay-for-use model and provides complete protection that customers require, including support for workstations, Windows, Linux, physical and virtual servers. Underscoring the growing trend of distributors building their businesses by provisioning cloud services, such market players are now delivering Acronis Backup as a Service through their Cloud Services Division," he said.
"Acronis Backup-as-a-Service is a multi-tier / multi-tenant solution, providing local and hybrid storage of backed up data, local backup on customer premise, and local recovery plus recovery from cloud," said Beloussov. "The service provides advanced security, including SSL encryption of management channels and in-transit and at-rest AES256 data encryption. Acronis has provided reliable cloud backup since 2010, and recently opened data centres in Germany and Japan to complement those in place in United States, France, Russia and Singapore in order to support international cloud business growth."
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