Acronis Launches the First Complete Self-Service Backup Solution for VMware vCloud

Acronis, a leading provider of physical, virtual and cloud backup solutions, today announced the release of Acronis Backup & Recovery for vCloud, enabling enterprises of various size and service providers to complement VMware vCloud Director with self-service backup and recovery.

It allows tenants and administrators to eliminate downtime and protect their virtual machines in public, private and hybrid clouds. Using Acronis’ innovative technology, service providers can now build a complete infrastructure-as-a-service offering using vCloud.

Co-founder and new CEO Serguei Beloussov brings his knowledge of service provider business, from more than ten years as the CEO of Parallels®, to Acronis’ expertise in backup. With more than 50 advanced backup technologies released to date, Acronis is now enabling backup-as-a-service with Acronis Backup & Recovery for vCloud. While VMware vCloud Director allows tenants to control their VMs directly, Acronis’ new solution provides them with additional full self-service backup of their virtual machines (VMs).

Acronis Backup & Recovery for vCloud Features:

  • Easy-to-use, self-service Web console for users to control backup and recovery of their VMs;
  • Integration with VMware vCloud Director, simplifying backup and recovery of entire machines, including vCloud configuration and other metadata;
  • Seamless on-premise-to-cloud migration and disaster recovery to the cloud.

“Buy-in to our private cloud was hindered by the lack of a suitable backup solution,” said Adrian Parks, Senior Systems Specialist at the University of Oxford. “We were using in-guest agents, but this was not ideal and not our preferred option. The Acronis solution solves this challenge by providing a VM backup solution that interfaces directly with the vCloud Director APIs.”

“Acronis knows backup, and if you want to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service, you need effective backup,” said Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov. “Before this breakthrough, self-service technology from Acronis, protecting vCloud VMs was difficult and time consuming. Now, Acronis has applied its expertise in backup and knowledge of service providers to build the only self-service backup solution designed specifically for VMware vCloud, making it easier and safer for enterprises and service providers to run critical applications in the cloud.”

If you are a member of the media or analyst community, and interested in setting up a time to meet with Acronis while at VMworld, please contact Meredith L. Eaton by email at [email protected], or by phone at +1 617-960-9877, or feel free to stop by booth #1735.

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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 use 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. Large enterprises also use Acronis products to address their point disaster recovery, migration and deployment needs.

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