Acronis Recognized as a Major Player in IDC MarketScape Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Report

Dec 04, 2015, 12:57 ET from Acronis

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acronis, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced it has been named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape: North America Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) Provider 2015 Vendor Assessment (doc #259816, November 2015) report. According to the report, Acronis' strengths in integrated backup and disaster recovery, its focus on and complete range of data protection services, and an easy-to-use user interface make it an important vendor in the market.

"Cloud-based disaster recovery services have emerged rapidly as both small and large businesses look for a cost-effective way to ensure that data is protected and business activities can continue in the event of a disruption," said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, Data Protection, Availability and Recovery at IDC. "Key provider capabilities include simple implementation, a range of on-demand service options and high-level professional services to assist IT organizations in a successful DR deployment. Complete DRaaS solutions will address the full range of people, process and technology deployment demanded in an actual disaster recovery and our DRaaS MarketScape looked specifically for those factors."

Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is a complete IT business continuity solution that protects and restores data and fails over servers or entire data centers suffering from an outage. Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is a hybrid cloud service that replicates and backs up customer's data and systems to an on-site appliance and an Acronis cloud data center. For companies with a low tolerance for IT disruption, loss of data or applications unavailability, Acronis Disaster Recovery Service provides an all-in-one backup and DRaaS solution with push-button restore of applications and data.

"Acronis' designation as a Major Player in this IDC MarketScape is our third analyst recognition in two years, affirming our ongoing commitment to provide customers with market-leading data protection solutions and our continued success in delivering Disaster Recover as a Service solutions," said Mark Jameson, General Manager, Global Disaster Recovery Solutions at Acronis. "We're focused on bringing our customers the fastest RPO and RTO in the industry by providing a single disaster recovery solution that can recover everything from an entire data center down to a single application – whatever the business needs to minimize any disruption."

As part of the IDC MarketScape DRaaS report, IDC analyzed 11 distinct providers with offerings in the North American enterprise market. Vendors were evaluated on 30 criteria, including provider size, maturity, growth rate, pricing models, developed versus sourced technology, breadth of offerings, customer service model and customer satisfaction ratings.

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 145 countries. With its more than 50 patents, Acronis' products have been named best product of the year, and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.

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