Acronis Unveils BreakthroughAcronis Backup 12 Solution


3 Clicks to Install, 2 Times Faster than Closest Competitor, World’s Fastest Restore in 15 Seconds or Less
ExpandsData Protection to the Cloud, Across Physical and Virtual Systems, and onto Mobile Devices withSupport for 15 Platforms, includingMicrosoft, Amazon, Android, Apple,Linux, and VMWare vSphere

Manila, Philippines – July 20, 2016 – Acronis, a leading provider of hybrid cloud data protection, today announced Acronis Backup 12, a game-changing new solution that protects businesses’ full digital image. With most business assets now being digital and not confined to a single device or location, businesses need a backup solution that is designed to provide complete data protection to support this new way of operating. Acronis Backup 12 is unlike any other solutionwith its ability to backup and protect company data in today’s hybrid cloud IT environments – whether it resides in the cloud, on-premises, across virtual and physical systems, in remote systems, and on mobile devices.

“Data is the lifeline of today’s digital businesses – a loss for even a few minutes can put you out of business forever,” said Serguei Beloussov, co-founder and CEO at Acronis. “With Acronis Backup 12, businesses get the complete protection required in this new digital world with the ability tocontrol their data no matter where it residescombined with the power to get it back faster than ever before in the event of a loss or an outside attack.”

Addressing Today’s Expanding Need for Complete Data Protection
Legacy backup solutions do not provide adequate protection due to the increasingly complex IT infrastructures in use today with multiple physical systems, virtual environments, cloud workloads, and more mobile devices. Companies also face greater risks and vulnerabilities related to external threats like Ransomware, which has seen a 400% increase in mobile device attacks since 2014.1

As a result, improving data backup and recovery ranks among the top two IT priorities for businesses over the next 12 months, according to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

“Whether you’re using a virtual only solution or combination of solutions, if you’re not already re-examining your backup strategy, now’s the time,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “As production workloads continue to evolve and data volumes increase, legacy approaches for backup and recovery quickly become inadequate, thus driving the need for faster, more complete data protection solutions. Acronis Backup 12 addresses these expanding needs by offering a single solution with unified management console that enables user to quickly manage and recover their data, no matter where it resides.”

Acronis Backup 12 Gives IT Managers Complete Control of Data
Acronis Backup 12 is the only solution that gives businesses complete control over the location of their data, systems, and backups, including best-in-class capabilities for protecting virtual environments. As a result, IT managers always know where their company data is located and who has access to it, even when stored in the cloud.

In the event of data loss, Acronis Backup12 provides businesseswith a range of recovery options, including file, email, and database recovery; system recovery, including bare-metal recovery, active restore, instant restore, and vmFlashBack; cloud disaster recovery; and physical data shipment. Acronis Backup 12 also enables IT Managers to migrate data, applications and systems to any platform.

Why Now is the Time for Businesses to Move to Acronis Backup 12
•Virtual Host Backup – Backs up VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V hosts (not just VMs) and recovers them to dissimilar hardware for complete protection of virtual infrastructures.

•Cloud Convergence with NewUnified Web Console – Makes it easier than ever for IT managers to converge cloud and on-premises data protection by backing up and managing all individual workload environments, including on-premises and cloud, physical systems, virtual hosts and machines, and cloud workloads, from a single place on any device.

•Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) in 15 seconds or less with Acronis Instant Restore™ – Addresses the business continuity needs for today’s ‘always-on’ business with the patented Acronis Instant Restore,allowing IT Managers to reduce RTO to seconds by running any physical or virtual Windows or Linux system backup as a VMware or Hyper-V virtual machine.

•Support for Cloud Workloads with New Hybrid Cloud Architecture – Providesbroad platform support of current backup solutions on the market, allowing IT Managers to back up on-premises physical and virtual systems, as well as Microsoft Azure VMs and Amazon EC2 instances for complete protection of the entire IT infrastructure and applications.

•Complete Protection for PCs, Macs, and Mobile devices – Supports today’s latest platforms and devices, enabling IT Managers to back up Microsoft Windows PCs and Tablets, Macs, iPads, iPhones and any Android devices to protect every endpoint of every user.

Acronis Backup 12 also provides the broadest range of data protection support for Microsoft infrastructure and applications, including Microsoft Exchange, Office365, SharePoint, Active Directory, Windows Server, Windows PC, Hyper-V, Azure, as well as Azure Stack upon its release to the market.

“With Backup 12, Acronis has raised data protection to a whole new level” said Mr. Andy Alcantara, Managing Director, Asian Tech Computer Sales Corporation. “What sets Acronis apart is the ease-of-use, and the ability to manage different platforms via a single, easy-to-use interface, and the ability to access the console from any web browser and even on your tablet. As more businesses are migrating to the Cloud platform, Acronis have opened up new business opportunities to backup Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2. As one of the largest and most established value-added IT distributors in the APAC region, we are proud to partner Acronis for the distribution of its comprehensive hybrid cloud backup solutions in the Philippines”, he continued.