Cloud Computing Outlook

Acronis: Seamlessly Delivering Next-gen Hybrid Cloud Solutions

CIO VendorSerguei Beloussov, Ph.D, CEO
Enterprise storage is dramatically transforming as organizations are seeking better and more efficient methods for managing and exploiting the data deluge in the digital universe. Businesses are increasingly leveraging cloud storage technology to simplify IT operations and reduce costs. Owing to its rapidly growing interactions with data and analytics, cloud storage market is flooded with a large number of disruptive opportunities. However, storing mission-critical information in cloud is still considered risky from the security and loss of control point of view. As a result, organizations are increasingly adopting hybrid cloud solutions, where the public cloud complements a private cloud, which might either be in-house or hosted. Well positioned to cater the current need—Burlington, MA based Acronis delivers protected storage of data in hybrid cloud through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions.

Acronis provides various cloud storage, backup, and security solutions to individual users, businesses, and third party resellers and partners. All the offerings from Acronis are powered by its AnyData Engine and deliver simple, cost effective, and holistic storage and protection of files, applications, and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, and mobile. Software defined storage solution offered by the company assists organizations in backup and archiving of data in the most reliable, scalable, and cost-efficient manner. “Acronis Storage helps Service Providers win the IaaS battle by substantially lowering scale-out storage costs while overcoming the capex challenges related to traditional high-end storage offerings,” says Serguei Beloussov, Ph.D, CEO, Acronis. “With this low maintenance and easy to manage solution, Acronis radically simplifies the complexity of deploying and managing cloud infrastructure’s go-to-market demands.” Acronis Storage is the hardware independent storage solution that assists in managing large-scale data sets while its self-healing data management technology ensures data integrity and protects end users from the pain of outages.

With this low maintenance and easy to manage solution, Acronis radically simplifies the complexity of deploying and managing cloud infrastructure’s go-to-market demands


The company also accelerates cloud storage offering time to market for Service Providers managing backup and archive volumes ranging from 50TB up to multiple Petabytes.

Furthermore, the company assists businesses by offering secure offsite cloud backup solution for reliable data protection and cold disaster recovery. Acronis Backup to Cloud is the solution offered by the company as an easy cloud subscription add-on that turns Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced into a powerful hybrid local and cloud backup solution. The solution allows users to restore files, configurations, applications, or an entire system to the same or different hardware or on a virtual server very easily. The company concentrates its activities on customer satisfaction and ensures that clients are achieving value for their investment in Acronis. In one such instance, one of the company’s clients—PurpleClay Consulting— selected Acronis Backup Cloud for protecting their critical data and backup of all servers and workstations, deployed and supported by Acronis’ international partner ICONZ-Webvisions (iWV). Acronis Backup Cloud, delivered as a managed service by iWV, met PurpleClay’s requirements and the customer has achieved cost-effective protection and backup of vital information in cloud.

Acronis’ solutions are available worldwide through a network of service providers, distributors, and cloud resellers. Recently, the company has launched Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud, which will make cloud storage and backup easier along with simplified buying process as well as subscription pricing and seamless upgrades to new solution. Additionally, “Acronis is developing into a multi-billion dollar global storage technology leader with international headquarters and a global R&D centre in Singapore,” concludes Beloussov.