Acronis, a global provider of data protection solutions, has announced new releases of its Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced solutions, as well as its Acronis Backup Cloud solution. Aimed at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the new Acronis Backup solutions would combine higher performance, quality and reliability with new features.
Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced, version 11.7, would feature improved performance and expanded storage and OS support, among other enhancements. Acronis Backup supports five to 50 employees and one to five servers, while Acronis Backup Advanced supports 50 to 1,000 employees and five to 100 servers.
“Our latest Acronis Backup solutions have been pushed to the limit when it comes to testing, performance, and reliability – it’s our most solid backup release ever,” said John Zanni, Chief Marketing Office (CMO) at Acronis. “We’ve also responded to customer feedback by making 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.”
Key benefits of the new 11.7 versions would include:
- New Subscription Licensing – “Simple and flexible” options protect an SMB’s entire data center without upfront capital expenses.
- Improved Performance and Reduced Storage Costs – Variable block deduplication would add the ability to store 24 times more data with the same amount of RAM, reducing overall storage costs. Customers would also achieve quicker recovery time objectives (RTOs) and lower downtime costs with up to 40% faster recovery from deduplicated storage.
- Faster Backup with Expanded Storage Support – Enables backup of network file system (NFS) shared folders while delivering 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.
Acronis Backup Cloud, version 5
A highly scalable hybrid cloud backup service, Acronis Backup Cloud would make it easy for SMBs to manage protecting devices no matter where they are located or where the business wants the backup stored – either locally, in the cloud or both.
The new version of Acronis Backup Cloud, version 5, would provide the following benefits:
- Automated service management tools – This would enable service providers to better manage consumption, quotas and backup alerts, resulting in time-savings and increased revenues.
- Self-service backup monitoring – This would provide 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.
- Centralized dashboard – allows end users to view alerts and conduct audits from a single location and management console.
Versions 11.7 of Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced are available now. Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud will be available in March.