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Egenera Leverages Acronis for Managed Cloud Backup Services

Egenera is leveraging Acronis Backup Cloud as part of its Xterity wholesale managed cloud service.Through the agreement, Egenera will provide training, management tools, and marketing collateral to help its service provider partners meet customer demands.

When we previously looked at Egenera, the company had expanded its Xterity offering by adding a CloudMigrate service for its partners. We were curious to see how partners would react, given steep competition from the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

The company appears to be doubling down on its business model by adding Acronis’ data protection solution to its network. The service is designed specifically for MSPs, web hosting companies, and cloud resellers. It comes with multi-tenant and multi-tier management capabilities and offers full protection of all data, including servers, computers, Microsoft Office 365 accounts, websites, and applications in physical, virtual and cloud environments, the company says.

Building The (Private) Cloud

Egenera ranks among the companies offering private cloud platforms (along with competitors like Abiquo, Flexiant, and Embotics).

To whit, the Xterity portfolio includes wholesale managed public cloud, wholesale managed dedicated compute cloud, managed private cloud, bare metal servers, business continuity, and cloud suite software. Egenera launched the wholesale cloud service business Xterity in 2015, making it available exclusively to the channel. Adding Acronis’ backup capabilities to the suite makes Egenera’s business continuity solution more robust while adding name recognition.

Meanwhile, the partnership is a more traditional move for Acronis, which has been evolving beyond from its role as a backup company. It’s been shifting focus lately toward software-defined storage (SDS) as it bets on the artificial intelligence revolution’s ramifications for providers. Still, the company is keeping a firm foothold in its traditional sphere, launching the recent 12.5 iteration of its backup solution – complete with ransomware protection – just last month.