Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has been honored in two leading awards for virtual server backup and recovery solutions during January 2012.

Launched in August 2011, Acronis® vmProtect™ has received the Bronze award for Backup & Storage in the Products of The Year 2011 awards. Nominations for these awards were submitted by vendors and users then evaluated by a panel of independent judges. The ease-of-use of Acronis® vmProtect™ was highlighted as a key differentiator in this award category.

Acronis Backup & Recovery® Virtual Edition was recognized by the Virtualization Review 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards as a Preferred Product in the Business Continuity category. The 2012 awards are chosen directly by the readers of Virtualization Review and presented to vendors in 14 categories, ranging from server virtualization to virtualization automation and virtualization security.

“Business Continuity has become a core component of IT operations today,” commented Bruce Hoard, editor-in-chief for Virtualization Review. “With the growth in multi-hypervisor environments, the ability of Acronis Backup & Recovery® Virtual Edition to manage backup and recovery from a single console and across all major hypervisors was recognized as a competitive advantage by our readers.”

To date, Acronis estimates that Acronis Backup & Recovery ® Virtual Edition and Acronis® vmProtect™ have protected over 200,000 virtual machines for customers worldwide(1). In addition to backup and disaster recovery, the powerful, unlimited migration capabilities have allowed businesses of all sizes to seamlessly move nearly 1,000,000 servers between physical, virtual and cloud environments.

“To be chosen by readers and independent experts who use backup & recovery solutions for virtual servers every day, and understand the challenges and innovations for the technology indicates that we continue to gain traction in the market,” commented Dmitri Joukovski, vice president, product management at Acronis. “We have developed two solutions for virtual server backup and recovery — one for single environment backup and recovery optimized for VMware, and one that allows users to manage physical servers and all major hypervisors from a single solution. Both these products were developed with the end user in mind — whether it is speed and simplicity or ease of management and increased efficiency that is their highest priority. We are honored to be recognized by both these awards.”

For more information about the 2011 Product of the Year Awards and to view the complete list of winners visit:

The winners of the Virtualization Review Readers Awards are highlighted in the December 2011/January 2012 issue. A downloadable PDF of the article is also available

(1) Based on industry assumed average of 10VMs per host.

About Acronis

Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its patented disk imaging technology enables corporations, SMBs and consumers to protect their digital assets. With Acronis’ disaster recovery, deployment and migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 90 countries and available in up to 14 languages. For additional information, please Follow Acronis on Twitter:

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