Research Company Deploys Acronis Virtual Machine Backup

London-based IFF Research has deployed Acronis vmProtect 7 to provide virtual machine backup and disaster recovery provision.

IFF Research conducts research for a wide variety of private- and public-sector clients in the UK. Faced with growing amounts of data, the company recently virtualized 90% of its IT infrastructure in a VMware environment to help cut costs. The company needed a backup and recovery solution to safeguard all its data.

Having already deployed Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server to protect its physical IT infrastructure, IFF Research opted for Acronis vmProtect 7 for VMware vSphere servers using ESX hypervisors to complete its backup and recovery strategy. The product carries out agentless backups of virtual machines, and installation took less than an hour as there was no need to install the software on each VM.

Simon Hulbert, IT manager at IFF Research, said, “Acronis vmProtect 7 is intuitive and effective. It provides all the backup tools we need for our virtual environment. It also gives us the peace of mind that we require that our data is always protected and that we are meeting all data protection regulations.”