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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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Veeam makes its hyper-availability solutions available with Lenovo SDI and SAN offerings

Veeam is expanding its partnership with Lenovo to make its hyper-availability solutions available right from Lenovo and its resellers.

As a part of the partnership, Veeam intelligent data management solutions will be available with Lenovo Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) and Storage Area Network (SAN) offerings.

The customers will be able to purchase the Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform directly from Lenovo and its resellers in a single transaction.

The aim of this partnership is to provide seamless and efficient sales and deployment process to partners and customers. Integration of Lenovo SDI and SAN solutions with Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform will help enterprises simplify IT, mitigate risks, and accelerate their business with intelligent data management solutions.

“Lenovo’s decision to resell Veeam Intelligent Data Management and Availability solutions with their offerings reflects Veeam’s market momentum and leadership,” said Peter McKay, President and Co-CEO of Veeam.

“It’s a prime example of two technology leaders collaborating to provide the most seamless and efficient sales and deployment process for its partners and customers. Lenovo’s global reach and extensive partner ecosystem, combined with the strong growth of its Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) and Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) business units, provides Veeam customers with the best purchasing experience.”

The combined solution will reduce the costs and complexity of traditional infrastructure, virtualization, and data protection management. The companies said that they together aim to provide enterprises an increased ROI, accelerate application development and deployment, support data analytics, and simplify disaster recovery.

Veeam solutions come integrated with VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix Acropolis. It will help enterprises automate backup and recovery operations for high availability of data and applications.

“Veeam’s strong track record of innovation combined with their focus on creating a great user experience aligns with our customer-first approach. This alliance further enables us to provide an effortless customer experience and relevant solutions to our customers,” said John Majeski, who leads the Software and Solutions business at Lenovo Data Center Group.

“Businesses want solutions that provide IT simplicity while delivering Intelligent Transformation across environments. Veeam Availability Solutions deliver the IT simplicity and Intelligent Data Management needed for Lenovo Spectrum Virtualize SAN solutions, as well as for Lenovo’s SDI portfolio of ThinkAgile offerings with VMware, Microsoft and Nutanix to accelerate digital transformation while mitigating business risk.”

Additionally, organizations will also be able to create Veeam DataLabs environments for accelerated app development and testing, efficient DR testing for corporate data governance and compliance, and data analytics for improved business intelligence.

Also read: How Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform on Cisco HyperFlex helps enterprises modernize their data centers?

“The multi-cloud capabilities of Veeam combined with Lenovo’s extensive portfolio of hybrid cloud solutions, provides organizations with the unprecedented choice, flexibility and agility needed to stay competitive in the digital economy,” said Carey Stanton, Vice President of Global Alliances at Veeam.

“This partnership is yet another example of how Veeam is helping customers ensure availability across all clouds without compromising availability, performance, efficiency or manageability.”