Acronis, a global leader in new generation data protection, today announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Challengers" quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service”1 worldwide report. As part of the report, Acronis Disaster Recovery Service was evaluated on completeness of vision and ability to execute, ranking highest among the challengers on ability to execute.
According to the Gartner report, the DRaaS market originally emerged to address IT organizations' need to support increasingly aggressive recovery-time targets, as well as more frequent and lower-cost testing while understaffed without requiring a significant time commitment by existing IT staff. By 2018, the number of organizations using disaster recovery as a service will exceed the number of organizations using traditional, syndicated recovery services, the Gartner report noted.
Acronis Disaster Recovery Service: A Proven Business Continuity Solution
Designed for mid-size organizations and enterprises with 100 to 1,000 or more employees, Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is an all-in-one solution for backup and disaster recovery that protects files, servers, and entire data centers. With a focus on addressing both recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO), the solution is designed for companies that have extremely low tolerance for data loss, downtime, or risk mitigation.
Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is a hybrid cloud service that replicates and backs up customer’s data and systems to an on-site appliance and into one of four Acronis cloud data centers. The solution features built-in automation that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership for customers, including regular automated testing in a virtual private environment that allows you to keep your business up and running at all times and rely on less IT staff.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Gartner and we believe we’re best positioned to take on the leaders in this space,” said Serguei Beloussov, Chief Executive Officer, Acronis. “We’re focused on bringing our customers the best recovery point and recovery time in the industry, and we’re doing this with automation. Innovative services like automated, non-disruptive testing are significantly lowering our customers’ TCO and our strategy is to build more automation into the product with each release.”
“The beauty of Acronis is that we don’t have to worry about disaster recovery anymore or even maintain those skill sets in-house, yet we still have the uptimes that the business requires,” said David Benton, CIO at Austin Ventures, a large venture capital firm in Texas, USA. “If disaster does strike, a complete and rapid recovery is mission-critical. With Acronis Disaster Recovery Service, it only takes 40 minutes to have our critical systems back up and running.”
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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by John Morency and Christine Tenneson, 21 April 2015
Acronis (acronis.com) sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe file access and sharing as well as backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.
Founded in 2002, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With its more than 100 patents, Acronis’ products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and IT Professional and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.
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