Acronis has boosted its Cloud portfolio with the launch of a backup-as-a-service offering.
The solution provides deployment flexibility, including a turnkey solution for service providers hosted in Acronis datacentres, a hybrid offer with Acronis hosted management console leveraging service providers’ local storage, and a complete service provider hosted and managed deployment.
According to a company statement, the service is easy to adopt, provides a pay-for-use model and includes support for workstations, Windows, Linux, physical and virtual servers.
Acronis Backup as a Service is a multi-tier/multi-tenant solution, providing local and hybrid storage of backed up data, local backup on customer premise, and local recovery plus recovery from Cloud.
The service provides advanced security, including SSL encryption of management channels and in-transit and at-rest AES256 data encryption.
The company has offered cloud backup since 2010, and recently opened data centres in Germany and Japan to complement those in place in United States, France, Russia and Singapore in order to support international cloud business growth.
Acronis chief executive and founder, Serguei Beloussov, said opportunities abounded for service providers, including backup, secure file access and sharing and disaster-recovery solutions.
“Acronis Backup as a Service gives them the ability to offer advanced data protection to their customers with an easily managed and monitored high-margin service that delivers security and scalability.”