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Acronis builds Cloud momentum and expands choice of data centre locations

December 12, 2014

Acronis has announced the availability of Acronis Backup as a Service version 3. Acronis Backup as a Service delivers high value data protection capabilities that create new revenue streams for partners without a large upfront investment.

Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, Acronis Backup as a Service provides 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.

Service providers like US Signal as well as key distributors have adopted Acronis Backup as a Service to expand their service portfolio to include backup and recovery in order to create new revenue streams without large upfront investments. 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.

“Acronis Backup as a Service enables us to effectively protect customer data with a tailored, comprehensive, reliable, and cost-effective service.  The Acronis solution’s key feature allowing US Signal Partners the ability to white label the backup as a service offering, was a determining factor in our software choice”, said Trevor Bidle, US Signal vice president of Technical Strategy. “And, support for Openstack enables us to natively use open source CEPH storage technology to significantly reduce our storage costs, while also giving us unprecedented performance, flexibility, and scalability.”

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.  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.

“Opportunities abound for service providers, including backup, secure file access and sharing and disaster-recovery solutions,” said Serguei Beloussov, chief executing officer and co-founder of Acronis. “Acronis Backup as a Service gives them the ability to offer advanced data protection to their customers with an easily managed and monitored high-margin service that delivers security and scalability.”

 
 

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