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Acronis launches integrated deduplication and backup & recovery solution

SYDNEY, Aust. July, 2009 – Acronis is today launching Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, a portfolio of disaster recovery products that combine data deduplication, enhanced support for virtual environments, and centralised management features based on the vendor’s leading disk imaging and bare metal restore technology.
  • 09 July, 2009 15:46

<p>Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 is the next generation of the Acronis True Image solutions. It offers data deduplication, a technology which can cut storage requirements by up to 90% by eliminating backup copies of redundant data, but until now has been reserved for larger organisations due to its high cost. Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 offers the industry’s most cost-effective software deduplication solution, without the need to purchase additional hardware.</p>
<p>Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 is capable of backing up and restoring any Microsoft or Linux-based servers or workstations to their full operating state prior to any failure. This comprises the entire hard disk including operating system, or individual applications, updates, settings, and data. By adding new capabilities to its products, Acronis also allows small, medium, and large organisations to simply automate backup and disaster recovery processes across both physical and virtual environments, including physical to virtual migration capabilities, in a single solution.</p>
<p>Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 supports virtual environments from VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xensource and Parallels. The product includes a new host-based Virtual Machine (VM) backup agent, enabling backup and restore of live VMs through VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V APIs without installing a client in each VM.</p>
<p>"IT buyers today are demanding that backup and recovery solutions deliver the value that comes from greater efficiency, manageability, and scalability," said Dave Russell, research vice president, Gartner Inc. "The common denominator is that organisations, regardless of size, are striving to maximise the impact of their technology initiatives. They will require such important features as using one product for both virtual and physical backup, data deduplication for faster and more efficient backups, and the ability to manage every backup processes from a single console.”</p>
<p>“Acronis has expanded its market focus to better address the needs of large organisations while continuing to deliver unprecedented features and functions for small and medium-size companies,” said Jason Donahue, Acronis President and CEO. “Acronis is rebranding the entire product line to reinforce that Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 delivers significantly more capability than our already successful Acronis True Image family. At the same time, Acronis remains the industry’s easiest-to-use backup and recovery application.”</p>
<p>Bill Taylor-Mountford, General Manager of Acronis Australia and New Zealand, said: “Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 is introduced as a comprehensive, feature-rich enterprise-level solution but priced for SMBs, which fits nicely in the ANZ market where majority of the businesses are SMBs. They can now take advantage of an enterprise-class service, an affordable price point and significant cost savings in an easy-to-use package. In fact, a few of our existing customers were involved in the beta testing process. The feedback was exceptionally positive. We are very confident our partners will have an even stronger second half of the year with this new offering.”</p>
<p>Geof Kenah, Technical Operations Manager of Blue Orb – a QLD-based IT specialist for SMEs, tested the beta version of the product. “Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 has moved forward in leaps and bounds. With the new web style interface and the built-in backup strategies including GFS and Tower of Hanoi, backup and restore configuration has never been so easy. Even users with very little backup knowledge can do it properly for a maximum protection of the data and IT systems. Restoration is equally as simple. It allows quick on-the-fly recovery without the intervention of the support staff. All-in-all this is a major step forward for an already great product.”</p>
<p>Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 allows personnel and time savings with a centralised, policy-based management for distributed IT systems and infrastructures. The solution has the ability to scale to thousands of machines, enabling an IT administrator to design and execute a backup strategy around the globe and match the growth of a business.</p>
<p>At a time when organisations are reducing spend on hardware, Acronis allows administrators to leverage existing platforms without further investment. With the Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 Universal Restore option, systems can be restored to dissimilar hardware, eliminating the need to acquire identical standby hardware.</p>
<p>Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 delivers:</p>
<p>· Storage and networking savings through data deduplication</p>
<p>http://www.acronis.com.au/backup-recovery/advanced-server/deduplication</p>
<p>· Centralised management of distributed systems</p>
<p>www.acronis.com.au/backup-recovery/advanced-server</p>
<p>· Enhanced support for virtual environments</p>
<p>www.acronis.com.au/backup-recovery/advanced-server-virtual</p>
<p>· Ease of installation, use and maintenance to reduce operating costs</p>
<p>Pricing and Distribution</p>
<p>Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 is now available from Acronis resellers in Australia and New Zealand. Recommended prices range from AU$129 for the stand-alone workstation edition up to AU$1,649 for the advanced server version, including centralised management capabilities. Acronis Backup &amp; Recovery 10 with Deduplication and Universal Restore, prices range from AU$179 per workstation up to AU$2,199 per server. Acronis corporate products include one year of Acronis Advantage Premier, 24x7x365 priority support.</p>
<p>About Acronis</p>
<p>Acronis, Inc. is the leading provider of storage management and disaster recovery software. Its patented disk imaging and management technology enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets in physical and virtual environments. With Acronis' backup, recovery, server consolidation and virtualisation migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.au.</p>

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