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Acronis Data Cloud Unified Platform: Hybrid-Cloud Data Services to Common Platform

Helps service providers to reduce churn and increase average revenue per user.
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.10.13

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Acronis International GmbH announced the availability of Acronis Data Cloud - a unified platform for all current and future cloud-based services that the company is bringing to the market for service providers.

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Integrating Data Cloud, service providers receive immediate access to all the available solutions, without the complexity of integrating each service separately:

  • Backup Cloud - backup-as-a-service solution for service providers. Acronis Backup Cloud supports more than twenty data sources, has the capacity to block ransomware with the company's Active Protection, allows for backup from anywhere and recovery however required and is capable of certifying data with blockchain-based Notary. Popularity of this service drove the 100% Y/Y sales growth and 400% Y/Y increase in the amount of the protected data stored in the Acronis Cloud (September 2017).

  • DR Cloud (partner preview) - a turnkey, self-service solution, built upon the firm's Backup Cloud, that lets service providers instantly recover their customers' critical IT systems, applications, and data, utilizing the company' cloud infrastructure.

  • Files Cloud - enterprise file sync and share solution that simplifies the management of the shared data while meeting strict security requirements. It removes the risks associated with using public file sync and share services by allowing service providers to control storage location. It addresses the need of modern businesses for secure file access, sync and share - something that has been validated by a 200% Y/Y growth in sales.

Easy way to retain customers and increase average revenue per user (ARPU)
The company's Data Cloud brings shared management and easy integration into major business automation systems such as Odin Automation, Hostbill, ConnectWise Automate, Autotask, and WHMCS (full list can be found at the firm's website). Unified usage reporting, shared policy engine and common API allow service providers to offer more products without modifying their existing processes.

Availability of multiple services within the same platform allows partners to monetize their relationships with customers, making it easy to sell more, cross-sell, and bundle. Data Cloud helps service providers to increase ARPU and reduce churn. It can also be branded with a logo and corporate colors, further establishing service provider's position in the market.

Data Cloud is value. Not only it's easy to deploy, it also requires no initial investment and can be operated with zero CAPEX, based on a transparent pay-as-you-go licensing. Whatever the business model, it can fit the bill. It supports any offer packaging, any type of deployment, including on-premise, cloud or hybrid, and almost any pricing model.

"Since deploying Acronis Backup Cloud a year ago, our deployment of the software has decreased our support costs by consolidating multiple products into one. The enhanced platform provides even more functionality and control over customer data with DR and file sync and share solutions. Acronis is not only a great cloud operator but also a great business partner," said JD Helms, president, CloudJumper.

Acronis Storage
Based on the company's hybrid cloud architecture, Data Cloud is also closely integrated with Acronis Storage, giving service providers freedom to choose where to store the protected data. Installing Acronis Storage in their infrastructure, they bring the functionality of Acronis Cloud to their own datacenter, offering secure storage capacity closer to their customers.

Acronis Storage offers universal access over multiple protocols iSCSI, S3, Backup Gateway, NFS, and SMB/CIFS and VTL coming soon in 2018. CloudRAID technology provides scalability for redundancy, Blockchain-based Notary allows data certification and validation. With new capabilities available to service providers every quarter, Acronis ensures that the constantly evolving customer needs are covered.

"Acronis is a cloud company with 100% partner focus. Whatever we do in the cloud space, we do it with partners. Acronis' solutions help service providers to monetize their customer relationships by offering all the data protection services their customers need," said John Zanni, president, Acronis.

 

 

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