New Acronis Backup Cloud 5 Brings New Levels of Simplicity, Automation, and Support for Leading Automation and Management Platforms, including Odin, WHMCS, and HostBill

BURLINGTON, MA – March 15, 2016 — / — Acronis®, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, is proud to participate in this week’s World Hosting Days Global ( event, taking place March 15 -17, 2016 in Rust, Germany. As a Diamond PLUS Sponsor, Acronis is participating in all aspects of this year’s event, including the night.TALKS, general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibit hall and special events. Acronis is showcasing its new Acronis Backup Cloud 5 solution at the event, and will offer free trials with the opportunity for prospective partners to sign up in Booth #D04 for the new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud, which features easy on-boarding, lucrative incentives, and a broad range programs to support rapid business growth.

According to Technavio, the global cloud backup and recovery software market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 13% from 2016-2020.* Cloud services present a new paradigm for the delivery of data protection to small businesses and mid-sized companies (SMBs). The cloud enables managed services providers, hosters, telcos, and anyone wanting to become a cloud services provider to deliver easy, complete, and affordable data protection through the use of a scale-out architecture, volume purchasing power, automation, and commodity hardware.

Acronis has made aggressive investments in cloud data protection and focuses its research and development efforts on developing cloud services solutions for service providers first, and then making them available as on-premises products. Acronis differs from other data protection vendors in that it delivers a complete cloud architecture and its solutions easily plug into existing service provider environments, while seamlessly supporting their management and business support systems. Acronis solutions feature automation of services that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership for data protection, and a scale-out architecture that can support millions of end users.

Acronis also provides monitoring and management of all infrastructure and data center systems, and network infrastructure, including provisioning, billing and control panel automation of operations to simplify and centralize the delivery of services.

Roll Out New Cloud Services Today with the New Acronis Backup Cloud 5
With triple digit year over year growth and over 300 cloud service providers already in production selling the solution, Acronis Backup Cloud 5 equips service providers to quickly solve customer data protection problems with a proven, comprehensive local and cloud backup and recovery service. Acronis Backup Cloud is part of the complete set of Acronis data protection solutions, which includes backup, cloud storage, disaster recovery, and file sync and share.

Acronis Backup Cloud features an extremely easy-to-use and intuitive interface and management console, and creates the next generation user experience for Acronis Cloud solutions. Acronis Backup Cloud makes it easier than ever for service providers and SMBs to manage protected devices, no matter where they are located or where the business wants the backup stored – either locally, in the cloud or both.

The new version 5 of Acronis Backup Cloud delivers the following benefits:

  • Easier for service providers and end users – features in-product “buy now” links, custom service offerings based on machine type, and integration with leading management platforms and third party storage, including Odin Service Automation®, WHMCS®, HostBill®, APS Standard, Flexiant®, and Microsoft Windows Azure Pack®.
  • Expands data protection coverage – supports the running of virtual machines from backup, including physical machines, and enables disaster recovery scenarios and large-scale recovery, providing additional service package offerings.
  • Provides advanced monitoring – includes automated self-service and monitoring for end users, and MSP monitoring tools for backup health and status.

“Together, Odin and Acronis have made selling and managing cloud data protection solutions easier than ever before for MSPs, hosters, and telcos,” said Pavel Ershov, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Success at Odin, a business unit of Ingram Micro, Inc. “Online backup is one of the fastest growing categories of cloud services, with our SMB Insights research in Germany forecasting this segment to grow 50% in the next three years—from EUR 41.6M to EUR 62.5M. By leveraging an existing integration developed specifically for Acronis, our partners can deploy Acronis Backup Cloud rapidly while seamlessly onboarding new clients.”

“We’re convinced that the more service providers who try the new Acronis Backup Cloud, the more traction we’ll see in the market,” said John Zanni, Chief Marketing Officer at Acronis. “With our groundbreaking new Acronis Backup Cloud solution and the best partner program in the industry, we offer service providers an unmatched combination to succeed in selling cloud data protection services in the market.”

Join the Acronis Global Partner Program
The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud is an extension of the Acronis Global Partner Program and is uniquely designed to accelerate cloud revenue for service providers. The program provides the leading Acronis solutions with subscription pricing combined with resources, programs and incentives to help partners succeed in selling cloud data protection services. Acronis has automated many of the operational aspects of its partner program through tight integration with the Odin Service Automation platform, making it easy for service providers to launch and manage the Acronis solutions within their technology environment and business model.

Partners interested in becoming an Acronis partner can learn more here:

See Acronis at World Hosting Days Global 2016

Acronis is participating in the following sessions at this year’s

  • night.TALK: Rethinking Privacy After Safe Harbor, featuring Edward Snowden, Thomas Rickert and Günther Oettinger, taking place Wednesday, March 16.
  • General Session: How to Take Advantage of Massive Growth in Demand for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Services, featuring Acronis CMO John Zanni, who will provide his unique perspective on building a Cloud services business, taking placeWednesday,March 16.
  • Speed Session: How to Customize Acronis Backup Cloud Your Way: Hybrid Cloud Backup with Your Own Storage, featuring John Zanni and Daniel Model who will give a demo on Hybrid Cloud deployments, taking place Tuesday, March 15.

“Once again, Acronis is taking a leadership role in making the biggest and most successful event in the industry,” said Soeren von Varchmin, General Manager at WorldHostingDays. “We’re bringing together leading experts and insiders for high-value networking, informative discussions, and shared experiences that will give our more than 6,300 attendees a unique and insightful view into the future of hosting and cloud services.”

“We’re honored to have a world-class company like Acronis serve as our DiamondPLUS sponsor at this year’s event,” said Patrick Pulvermüller, Group CEO at HEG. “Acronis has proven itself to be an innovator and thought leader in data protection services and a company that is committed to the success and growth of its service provider partners.”

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*GLOBAL CLOUD BACKUP AND RECOVERY SOFTWARE MARKET 2016-2020, Technavio, January 26, 2016

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Azure are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Flexiant is a trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH. Hostbill is a registered trademark of HostBill. WHMCS is a trademarks of WHMCS Limited. Odin, Service Automation and the Odin logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Ingram Micro Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

About Acronis
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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