Acronis has launched a new generation cloud platform, called the Acronis Data Protection Platform, that aims to equip service providers, resellers and distributors with a portfolio of data protection solutions for backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share.
According to Acronis, as businesses worldwide become more vulnerable to data loss and disasters, many are turning to cloud solutions to provide them with more protection, especially for mid-sized companies and small businesses.
In fact, IDC Research found that data storage, backup and recovery is the top cloud infrastructure use case among businesses with more than half (55%) currently using or planning to use these external cloud infrastructure services in the next 12 months.
Based on an advanced cloud architecture, the Acronis Data Protection Platform delivers software-as-a-service solutions. The platform is powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine - a set of data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control, and access any data from any location.
Following this announcement, Acronis is also releasing a new version of its cloud backup solution, Acronis Backup Cloud; and introducing Acronis Files Cloud, its new file sync and share solution.
The new version of Acronis Backup Cloud now includes many new features, including expanded support for Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange and Mac OS X environments. It also features initial seeding capabilities to easily move large volumes of data to the cloud, and allows local backup recovery directly from within a centralised management console.
On the other hand, Acronis Files Cloud provides office and mobile workers with safe file access, sync, and share (FSS) in an easy-to-use and secure cloud service. The solution helps service providers and partners quickly address the growing need for businesses to securely support BYOD and the rise of mobile workers.
Unlike consumer-grade solutions including Box, Dropbox, and less secure FSS products, Acronis Files Cloud allows users to store documents and business files in a private cloud, while offering comprehensive security and controls - including encryption, audit trails, and user management.
"Cloud services market grows at a rate of 33 percent per year worldwide and is expected to reach US$57 billion by 2019. This makes cloud technology the main development direction for Acronis, and it is only natural for us not to hold back when fighting for a share in this vast market," said Serguei Beloussov, Co-Founder & CEO at Acronis.
"Singapore is the technology epicentre of Asia and one of the most pro-cloud economies in Asia Pacific. The updated range of Acronis cloud solutions gives companies a single pane of glass to manage their data in the cloud - from Storage, to backups, to Disaster Recovery or sharing files from any place and any device," added Acronis executive vice president of Asia Pacific/ Japan and Emerging Markets Jan-Jaap Jager.
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