Acronis, a global provider of hybrid cloud data protection and storage, has announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud – revealing plans to enhance Acronis backup solutions by integrating with Google Cloud Platform.
The new agreement would significantly increase the number of cloud regions where Acronis’ partners and customers can store their data. It would bring fast upload speeds and data sovereignty options to users in a greater number of countries.
Google Cloud Platform will be integrated into future releases of Acronis’ backup, disaster recovery, and file sync and share solutions. This enhancement would allow Acronis’ partners to grow their businesses by offering easy and fast data protection services to millions of customers who already use Google Cloud Platform.
Easy access to Google Cloud Platform would also help users reduce their Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and achieve Service Level Agreement (SLA) targets, especially in disaster recovery (DR) situations.
“The integration of Google Cloud with Acronis backup products is one of the top requests from our users,” said John Zanni, President of Acronis. “There are many businesses who have invested in public cloud infrastructure. We’re making it easy for them to use it with Acronis.”
Google Cloud for DR
As part of this integration, Acronis plans to extend the support for Google Cloud workloads, offer a Google Cloud deployment model for the Acronis Backup management server, and enable the use of Google Cloud Platform for disaster recovery.
Acronis’ data protection solutions already offer native integration with a number of public cloud vendors, popular hosting automation platforms, and remote monitoring and management tools. Acronis products are built for the cloud and are designed to protect all data in all environments, including cloud workloads, data centers, on-premise, remote offices, and mobile devices.
“We are seeing an increasing number of customers take advantage of our storage products for data protection because they offer better flexibility, performance and economics,” said Adam Massey, Director, Strategic Technology Partners, Google Cloud. “By partnering with Acronis, an established leader in the industry, we hope to make the customers data protection journey even easier.”