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Acronis rolls out major update to its enterprise backup solution

Acronis is rolling out a major update to its enterprise backup solution—Acronis Backup, by extending its scalability, adding physical data shipping, improved user experience, support for more languages, etc.

Acronis Backup 12.5 Update 4, the latest update, brings several new features to the customers. First, they will be able to send encrypted backups of all the data to an Acronis data center on a hard drive.

Second, the number of devices that can be managed from a single management server has been increased. Customers can now manage up to 8,000 devices using an easy-to-use web interface and save on infrastructure resources.

Third, the company has improved the active protection in its backup solution. It can now detect crypto-mining malware and protect network folders mapped as local drives.

Fourth, customers can now convert backup files into VM files, which they can run on VMware Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Fifth, there is a new comment feature that can be used to organize devices by adding comments to protected machines, and then group or filter them using keywords.

Sixth, Acronis Backup now also has a new Performance and backup window for setting up backup window settings easily and reduce the impact on running systems.

Seventh, the latest release will add support for more operating systems and hypervisors. These include:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2019 with Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 update 1
  • Citrix XenServer 7.6
  • RHEL 7.6
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Fedora 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
  • Debian 9.5, 9.6
  • Windows XP SP1 (x64), SP2 (x64), (x86)

Lastly, the company has added seven new languages to the user interface (UI). These include Bulgarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Serbian, Malay, and Indonesian.

Also read: 97% of enterprises perform data backup at least once a year: Acronis’ World Backup Day survey

“This is by far the largest Acronis Backup update to date. We listened to our users and brought the features that they requested. Acronis Backup is the most secure backup in the market, which is why it is trusted by more than 500,000 businesses worldwide,” said Patrick Hurley, Vice President & General Manager, Americas at Acronis.

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Acronis celebrates business growth with success of new hybrid cloud products

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, celebrated three years of opening its International Headquarters in Singapore. Acronis was founded in 2003 in Singapore, with a vision of developing innovative data protection solutions for service providers, businesses and consumers.

From then, the company has witnessed continuous growth, and it is now the largest software and internet services company in Singapore, servicing global market. The company had moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2014, with its Corporate Headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

“Singapore is an important international technology hub with unparalleled levels of neutrality, which is critical to a global company like Acronis working in the area of data protection. High standards, inclusive culture, and convenient geographical location, makes Singapore the most productive place for top talent to work and live in. Here we recruit world’s best software engineers, specifically in the area of security and Artificial Intelligence,” said Acronis President, John Zanni.

Acronis has set up a global R&D center in Singapore and has built partnerships with research organizations and local universities. It has also participated in joint projects with Data Storage Institute and NTU, with the support of Singapore Economic Development.

In the R&D center, it develops unique technology to provide data protection for businesses of different sizes and individual users as well. This includes Acronis hybrid cloud architecture that provides comprehensive data management abilities, AI-based ransomware protection with ability of blocking zero-day cyber-attacks and blockchain based data certification.

These technologies helped Acronis witness growth in its business across all product lines. Acronis Backup has seen a growth of 25%, Acronis True Image business witnessed 20% growth and there has been a remarkable 100% growth in Acronis Backup Cloud solution for service providers in last year itself.

It is also the first Singaporean company to sponsor a Formula 1 Team – Scuderia Toro Rosso (STR), and the drivers and team’s key members joined in the celebrations.

Also read: IBM acquires Private cloud and hosting business of Verizon 

Acronis is planning to add more than 100 staff, and apply for over 100 new patents with an investment of $10 million in AI research projects.