Acronis: Backup for Multi-system Environments

Serguei Beloussov, Co-Founder & CEO
As an avid innovator and entrepreneur who founded several technology firms, Serguei Beloussov, CEO, Acronis reckons that events like fire, flood, or theft can shut down internal business processes, while lost data can severely impact employee productivity, revenues and brand reputation. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25 percent of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. “A good disaster recovery plan built around a proven solution that integrates data recovery with backup can ultimately save business,” states Beloussov. Addressing these challenges, Acronis offers a blended solution that complements backup functionality with Disaster Recovery features— a single pane of glass that enables organizations to monitor their entire data protection infrastructure across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. The company’s AnyData Engine, fueled by over 100 patents, underlies Acronis’ several solutions offerings that are designed and optimized for a specific workload, ensuring backup, disaster recovery, and secure access.

Acronis data protection solutions powered by the AnyData Engine are lean, modular, secure and scalable. Even if a company’s storage environment might grow and become more complex, its data protection strategy remains simple and comprehensive. Image-based backups quickly capture and store all data in a universal backup format allowing recovery to any hardware or virtual machine. The user interface and management features based on AnyData technology provide great flexibility, while reducing training costs and eliminating compatibility issues. Acronis’ products cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication capabilities—while helping clients worldwide to meet their IT support obligations.

In addition, the Acronis AnyData Engine is an underlying technology that powers the Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup Advanced, and Acronis Access solutions. “We have Acronis Backup for VMware, Windows Server, Linux Server and PC. For larger environments, we have Acronis Backup Advanced for Virtual Backup, Physical Backup, and Application Backup,” states Beloussov.


A good disaster recovery plan built around a proven solution that integrates data recovery with backup can ultimately save business


The firm has recently unleashed the latest version of its backup solution—Acronis True Image 2017, that provides simple and comprehensive data protection by melding backup, bare metal restore, and system deployment—irrespective of where data resides. The latest version includes wireless backing up of data from iOS and Android devices, unto the PC at an incredible speed. It also adds new search features and enhanced NAS support that helps users to detect a new storage device automatically, within the backup environment.

With Acronis AnyData Engine clients also enjoy a good measure of investment protection in their existing tools and infrastructure and can efficiently manage their data across many disparate data silos and application areas. In one instance, Michael Moore, Vice President, EFC Systems asserts, “A significant amount of time was invested by our technical team to identify a single source backup and disaster recovery solution, which we were confident could fulfill both our current and future requirements. Acronis has the features to support all aspects of our business—our virtual server environment, cloud-based options for remote locations and data deduplication services to reduce overall storage consumption.”

Forging ahead, the firm will continue to consolidate its product offerings, extend its solutions to service and cloud providers—presided over a geographic expansion, and bring in more accountability in the business units. More importantly, Acronis will also continue to target the strategic and fast-growing new markets such as secure access and sync and share data.

Company
Acronis

Headquarters
Burlington, MA

Management
Serguei Beloussov, Co-Founder & CEO

Description
Provides hybrid cloud data protection solution across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, and mobile