Acronis has released a major update of its enterprise backup solution that includes new physical data shipping, cross-platform virtual machine conversion, protection from cryptomining malware, and localization to seven additional languages.
The newest update to the vendor's Acronis Backup product, which is free for existing users with an active maintenance contract or subscription, also increases the number of devices that can be managed from a single management server to 8,000, allowing users to protect all data, applications, and systems from a web interface.
“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 and general manager for the Americas at Acronis, in a press statement.
Update 4 to Acronis Backup 12.5 adds these key features:
- Physical data shipping: Ability to protect large amounts of data by sending encrypted versions of full backups to an Acronis data center on a hard drive.
- Extended scalability: Opportunity to save infrastructure resources by managing up to 8,000 devices from a single management server.
- Enhanced user experience: Ability to organize, group, and filter devices via a new comment feature, and efficiently schedule backups through a new performance and backup window.
- Localization to Bulgarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Serbian, Malay, and Indonesian.
- Improved Active Protection: Detection of cryptomining malware, protection of network folders mapped as local drives.
- Cross-platform conversion: Ability to convert backup files into VM files (VHDX, VMDK formats ready) capable of running on VMware Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.
- Support for additional operating systems and hypervisors:
- 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)
According to Acronis, continuous enhancements to the company's solutions are designed to address the "five vectors of cyber protection" — safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of data. That approach is aimed at ensuring that a company’s data is fully protected from modern cyber threats yet both accessible and verifiable as well.
“We partnered with Acronis as part of our digital transformation strategy. Acronis’ technology helped us to optimize cyber protection and significantly reduce our backup window from days to hours, making our operations in the factory and at the track more efficient and secure,” said Graeme Hackland, chief information officer of ROKiT Williams Racing Formula One team, in prepared remarks.
New users are encouraged to download a free, fully functional 30-day trial of Acronis Backup to try the solution for themselves. The trial download is available at www.acronis.com/business/backup/.