First Solution to Deliver Reliable, Scalable and Efficient Storage Using Low-cost Commodity Hardware

Woburn, MA – October 15, 2013 — / — Acronis® today announced the release of Acronis Storage, a software-defined storage solution for archiving large volumes of data in the cloud. Multiple users, each with Petabytes of data, can now stream to this fully automated, carrier grade, elastic and resilient storage system. According to IDC, data volumes globally will grow 50 times by the year 2020 to reach 6.6 zetabytes, and 40 percent of all data will be stored and processed in the cloud. With Acronis Storage, organizations can meet increasing archiving and backup storage demands with better performance and significantly lower cost than large cloud providers like Amazon.

“As the lines between hardware, software and the cloud become increasingly blurred, Acronis Storage exploits innovative new software-defined storage capabilities to change the economics for service providers,” said Laura DuBois, program vice president for IDC’s storage systems, software and solutions research offerings. “The new offering from Acronis enables service providers to deliver highly reliable cloud-based back-up solutions using much less costly storage infrastructure.”

Co-founder and new Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov is bringing his knowledge of cloud services gained from more than ten years as the CEO of Parallels® to Acronis. Enterprises and service providers, such as the thousands using Parallels hosting and automations tools, previously had to provision expensive storage capacity for logging, archiving and backup. With Acronis Storage, organizations now can significantly lower their costs while achieving high levels of reliability and scalability. Acronis Storage provides full, automated redundancy of data to prevent data loss and unplanned system downtime.

“Taking Storage Management and Deployment to the software layer is the only way to create professional, scalable tools to drive a storage as-a-service business,” said Lance Crosby, Esq. CEO at Softlayer Technologies.” Acronis is well known for their in-depth backup knowledge, so their step towards the software-defined storage market for backup and archiving makes great sense.”

“Not only has Acronis Storage allowed us to operate a large-scale, robust and flexible cloud backup solution, they have completely changed the cost structure of storage,” said Jan-Jaap Jager, CEO of intergenia, a leading provider of web hosting solutions. “The solution is totally software-based, creating high-grade storage on commodity hardware. It saves 60 percent or more capacity overhead for complete data redundancy.”

Based on a proven technology used for many years in Acronis’ own cloud storage centers, Acronis Storage optimizes:

  • Reliability. Traditional storage systems don’t consider broken storage disks or nodes as part of their protection area, resulting in unnoticed disk failures, and ultimately, data inconsistency. Acronis Storage self-healing data management technology ensures that the data remains protected and functional.
  • Scalability. Linear scaling in both capacity and number of simultaneous users is critical as organizations attempt to get ahead of user demands.Sixty percent of companies surveyed by Aberdeen Group cite “meeting the increasing demands for storage” as their top IT concern. Acronis Storage technology addresses this problem, while radically simplifying the complexity of managing increasing loads. Acronis Storage easily scales to meet the current storage needs of customers, while also providing a flexible, future-proofed storage solution to accommodate growth.
  • Efficiency. Acronis Storage is able to utilize a mix of any industry standard storage components, and provide through software, the appropriate redundancy and configurations to deliver a high-value, high-reliability, scalable storage solution.

“We’re offering an innovative solution based on proven technology for companies that want to run IT as a Service,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis. “This is a major focus area for us and we will continue to add advanced features. Acronis has been a trusted name in data backup and disaster recovery for a dozen years. Acronis Storage extends our data management and data protection leadership to new heights.”

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About Acronis
Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

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