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Acronis Data Cloud Unites Backup, Disaster Recovery and File Sharing

Acronis, a veteran of MSP-centric backup and disaster recovery solutions, has developed a single cloud platform that integrates three services under one roof.

Indeed, the Acronis Data Cloud offers a unified management console to tackle backup, disaster recovery, and file sync and sharing services. All current users of Acronis Backup Cloud customers will receive access to more services as Acronis updates its global data centers. Meanwhile, new partners will only be able to sign up for Acronis Data Cloud rather than individual services.

The new opportunities include:

  • Acronis Backup Cloud - A backup-as-a-service solution for MSPs. The solution supports more than 20 data sources, blocks ransomware, and backup and recovery.
  • Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud - A turnkey, self-service solution that helps MSPs recover their customers’ critical IT systems, applications, and data, through the company’s cloud infrastructure.
  • Acronis Files Cloud - A file sync and share solution, which the company says simplifies the management of shared data. The company says service providers can avoid the risks of using public file sync and share services by controlling where they store the data.

The bundle operates under a “touch-friendly management console and role-based administrative access.” It can store data locally, in Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, or use Acronis Storage. It can also help customers meet their regulatory compliance requirements by replicating data to multiple locations, the company says.

Partner Benefits

Acronis says partners can can integrate the services with Acronis Storage, the company’s blockchain powered, software-defined cloud storage solution.

Although still focused on data protection, Acronis has been extending beyond its position as a traditional backup company. CEO Serguei Beloussov refocused the business on software-defined storage (SDS), betting that providers will need to address the artificial intelligence revolution and the resulting data protection needs. The company’s service provider ecosystem includes 750 companies, and that number is expected to surpass 1,200 companies by year-end.

The company asserts in a prepared statement that being able to provide multiple services under one platform umbrella allows partners to monetize their relationships with customers “making it easy to sell more, cross-sell, and build creative bundles of Acronis cloud services with their services.” Furthermore, according to Acronis, the new platform will help service providers increase Average Revenue per User and cut down on churn. Partners can also brand Acronis Data Cloud with their own logo and corporate colors.