Acronis launches latest version of Cyber Cloud

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, has today announced the rollout of 8.0, a new version of Acronis Cyber Cloud, it’s cyber protection platform for service providers.

More than 40 major new capabilities are being rolled out now and will be available in all twelve data centers worldwide in early November, ensuring service providers worldwide are optimally positioned to grow. Most notably, features previously available only in Acronis’ flagship on-premises data protection solution (Acronis Cyber Backup Advanced edition) will equip service providers to deliver modern cyber protection no matter how large, complex, or sophisticated their customer’s infrastructures and workloads.

A few of the highly anticipated new capabilities include:
• Efficient group-management operations, which boost service delivery significantly and further lower administrative overhead
• Several new disaster recovery service features, which enrich sales capabilities with support for a seamless, simplified customer onboarding and proof of concept (PoC) stage
• Enhanced licensing and feature management, for an even easier upsell of new Advanced and Disaster Recovery features

As Acronis’ founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov stated, “Traditional data protection is not enough for any business to stay competitive and grow – including service providers and the many small to enterprise-size customers that rely on them. With Acronis Cyber Cloud 8.0, we’re making managing cyber protection easier, more efficient, and even more secure for all environments and workloads, so there’s no room for error.”

Scalable group management of devices and backup plans offers a big boost to Acronis Cyber Cloud’s flagship service Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud by ensuring service providers can serve business customers with larger infrastructures.
Partners will gain support for application-aware Oracle Database and SAP HANA backup and recovery, as well as a cluster-aware backup of Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server.

Partners also can look forward to approximately 25 other additions, including:
• Agent-less, application-aware VM backup on Hyper-V to save time deploying the agent
• Automatic backup archives notarization for independent validation that specific files are unchanged
• A new Startup Recovery Manager to restore machines in minutes, even if the operating system does not load, without needing separate rescue media or a network connection

Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud will also see enhancements to its security, compliance, and service delivery tools. A few highlights include the ability to use encrypted backups to perform failover, automated disaster recovery operations using securely stored passwords, and disaster recovery for multiple client networks.

Key improvements in the Acronis Notary Cloud service will allow service providers to easily enable data verification via a new public webpage – eliminating the need to use the Acronis Notary Cloud user-interface to verify files. Together these planned enhancements underscore Acronis’ drive to deliver complete cyber protection for partners and customers alike – ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of data (also known as the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, or the acronym SAPAS). With its focus on delivering easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection solutions, Acronis is uniquely positioned to help service providers and their customers overcome evolving IT complexity, increasing security challenges, and the rising costs associated with those trends.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine