The new version enhances the management and replication of Azure VMs through the Web Management Console, enabling easier access to VM lifecycle management and administration capabilities.
The latest enhancements provide effortless scalability for distributed or large environments a critical consideration given today’s remote workforce while supporting operations with Hyper-V VMs, virtual switches, and datastores. The new release also makes security and UI improvements to the Web Console, making it more effective in mitigating and reducing cyber risks.
“Acronis’ ultimate goal is to deliver easy-to-use and complete cyber protection for any workload available on the market,” explained Yury Averkiev, Acronis Vice President of Product Management. “This release is yet another step forward in this direction, where we continue to improve our support for Microsoft Azure.”
Using Acronis Cloud Manager’s Web Console to manage Azure VMs enables users to centrally create, provision, configure, manage, or delete Microsoft Azure VMs across their environment. The enhanced Web Console also ensures users can easily replicate or migrate Azure VMs and manage operations with Microsoft Azure subscriptions.
Additional enhancements in Version 5.1 include:
• Improvements to the Web portal’s GUI;
• Improved security of the Web portal initialization script;
• Added SQL server account password validity check during the Web portal setup;
• Added https support and certificate selection for Web portal;
• Setting static MAC addresses;
• Expanding compacting VHD operations to ensure they work properly;
• Converting VHD on Windows Server 2012 R2.
“As a result of the Acronis Cloud Manager deployment, the main problems of the Windows administration team have been resolved. Administrators got a single tool for managing virtual infrastructure with a role-based model, monitoring, and backup of virtual machines,” said Vladislav Almazov, Director of Information Technology Support at Lamoda (part of Global Fashion Group). “Acronis Cloud Manager is the most affordable solution with the functionality we need. During the operation of the product, we get tech support from the Acronis partner engineers, which helps to solve emerging problems. We provide our suggestions for improving the product, and they are considered in the development of the next versions.”
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.
Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis (acronis.com) now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.