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Acronis Unveils Backup Cloud Service

Acronis has been providing data archival and protection solutions ever since they entered the market in 2003. Headquartered out of Wobourn, Massachusetts, the team with Acronis definitely knows their way around the data backup process. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that their latest offering, the Acronis Backup Service, is geared toward both cloud-based and local data backup. Moreover, bare metal recovery functionality is available as needed.

John Zanni, explained the new Acronis Backup Service in a recent interview, saying: “Acronis Backup Service is a complementary way to use backup to the core cloud product Acronis Backup as a Service. The AnyData backup engine is the same. The difference is the way it is purchased, and that is determined by the way different channels prefer it.”

The new Acronis Backup Service boasts a number of features. With the ability to backup data from any source, as well as the ability to restore that data to any destination or system, the Acronis Backup Service is certainly ahead of the game.

Apart from providing comprehensive cloud and local data protection, some additional benefits of the Acronis Backup Service include disk and file-based image archival, data migration between physical and virtual servers, streamlined scalability management and more.

Data security is another primary feature of the Acronis Backup Service. With multiple tiers of security in place, including AES-256 password protection and 2048-bit SSL management channel encryption, users will be able to take solace in the fact that their data is being safeguarded at all times. Acronis is also SSAE 16 certified in security and disaster prevention protocol.

Such functionality grants plenty of direct benefits to users of Acronis’ new Backup Service. According to the Acronis website, IT teams will benefit through a simplified implementation process, cloud-based service management, reduced workloads and lower IT costs. Moreover, enterprises will be able to get rid of dedicated backup servers as well as unnecessary central management components.

By using the Acronis AnyData Engine, users are able to oversee data contained in physical, virtual and cloud servers. Moreover, the AnyData Engine gives users remote access to their data, thereby ensuring accessibility to files whenever they are needed.

Chris Hilderbrand, vice president of Global Channel Sales with Acronis, spoke about the primary purpose of Acronis Backup Service. He was quoted as saying: “We engineered Acronis Backup Services specifically to support partners and end-users who do not have their own data center but need enterprise-class data protection. ABS is ideal for distributors and resellers because it allows them to provision cloud backup and recovery services for all leading infrastructure platforms, with no upfront costs and without changing the way they sell and do business.”

For users who are interested in learning more about the Acronis Backup Service, the Acronis AnyData Engine or any of the company’s other products and solutions, please visit their website at Apart from detailed product information, you’ll also be able to access partnership information, company history, career opportunities and online technical support.


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