NEW ORLEANS, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Acronis®, a leading provider of hybrid cloud data protection, today at HostingCon announced its latest update of Acronis Backup Cloud, a cutting-edge backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solution for service providers, hosters, and cloud resellers that provides complete data protection for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Today's SMBs have been left exposed to data loss and malicious attacks due to inadequate solutions that do not protect the full spectrum of servers and user endpoints, including mobile devices, and Cloud services and applications, such as Microsoft Azure and Office 365. Acronis enables service providers to rapidly address these new and critical SMB data protection needs with the latest release of Acronis Backup Cloud – its easiest, fastest, most complete cloud backup solution ever.
"Whether it's a lost mobile phone, a vulnerable cloud application, or a ransomware attack, today's SMBs are at more risk than ever to data loss, and it will only get harder to stay protected," said John Zanni, Chief Marketing Officer at Acronis. "Service providers and hosters have a huge opportunity to expand their business, and Acronis Backup Cloud gives them easy and almost instant access to this massive market."
Get Up and Running with Industry-Leading Data Protection in Minutes
Acronis Backup Cloud provides service providers, hosters and cloud resellers with a turn-key backup as a service solution that is so easy to use, they can be up and running within minutes. Acronis Backup Cloud protects all servers, workstations and mobile devices, and extends to cloud services and applications to provide complete protection.
Acronis Backup Cloud easily plugs into the most common platforms in use by service providers and hosters today, including Linux, Virtuozzo, Azure, Docker, Open-Xchange, XEN Server, and KVM. The solution also backs up data and workloads across the full range of customer environments, including Microsoft, Amazon EC2, Windows and Office365, Linux, Mac, VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, XEN, Oracle VM, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory, iOS, and Android.
Acronis Backup Cloud also integrates with the most popular cloud management solutions to automate customer billing, monitoring, and provisioning. This includes Odin Service Automation®, WHMCS®, HostBill®, APS Standard, LabTech, Windows Azure Pack, and Flexiant® Cloud Orchestrator.
Service providers can use a use a single powerful dashboard to deploy the software, manage customers, and monitor backups, all while supporting clients' distributed business environments with multiple IT tiers and administration controls for users and groups.
Within hours, service providers can also deploy secure, private cloud destinations with their own storage or third-party cloud storage, and now with Acronis Software Defined Storage using commodity hardware. The new Acronis Storage option substantially lowers scale-out storage costs while overcoming the capex challenges related to traditional high-end storage offerings.
Why Now's the Time to Move to Acronis Backup Cloud
Powerful Cloud Automation - Simplifies the sale of BaaS by combining proven Acronis backup technology with a scalable hybrid cloud architecture that integrates with the most popular cloud management tools.
True Multi-Tier Solution - Offers a multi-tier solution that enables cloud resellers to provide varying levels of capabilities to their customers from a single data protection platform.
Flexible Storage - Provides flexible storage options for customer backups, including local, on-premises, service-provider hosted, Acronis-hosted, and 3rd-party hosted, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, and IBM SoftLayer.
Powerful Multi-Tenancy - Reduces costs and overhead by consolidating customer views and administration into one, easy-to-use, unified management console, available anywhere.
Unmatched Control Over Services - Allows service providers to offer a unique blend of customer self-service and white glove management to fit the needs of their customers.
"The managed infrastructure market remains robust with traditional hosting and infrastructure-as-a-service growing into a $70 billion market in 2016," said Liam Eagle, Senior Analyst, Service Providers, 451 Research. "Working with technology vendors that deliver higher-order services and offer cohesive solutions for hybrid cloud IT environments are winning strategies for service providers, as they look to update their services with the latest backup and data protection."
"Data protection is a top priority for virtually every organization today, and we are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Acronis and deliver the latest update of its cloud backup solution to help address this critical business need," said Tarik Faouzi, Vice President, Global Cloud Partners and Solutions, Ingram Micro. "Through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, our reseller partners can quickly deliver greater value to their customers and offer a leading hybrid cloud backup solution that provides complete protection for Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes."
"Our team travels from race to race all over the world, and we rely on backup to protect the hundreds of Gigabytes of data we generate every weekend. It needs to be at our fingertips both at the races and back at our team headquarters in Italy at all times," said Raffaele Boschetti, Head of IT for Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Team. "Acronis gives us the ability to protect our team and car data no matter where we are, and if ever we need to recover data for any reason we know we're backed by the fastest solution out there. We need this to be successful."
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Acronis will be at the HostingCon event from July 25-27, visit us in Booth #633 and sign up for a FREE TRIAL of Acronis Backup Cloud.
For Ingram Micro partners, begin provisioning, selling, and managing Acronis Backup Cloud via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace here. Through the Cloud Marketplace, channel partners can also take advantage of 1GB of Acronis Backup for Office 365 storage at no charge.
Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud data protection through its backup, cloud storage, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and affordable data protection 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 more than 100 patents, Acronis products have been named best product of the year, and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.