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Acronis Adds Office 365 to Its Backup 12 Solution

Today, Acronis announced the addition of Microsoft Office 365 backup functionality to its Acronis Backup 12 solution, enabling businesses to protect all data, local and in the cloud, with a single solution, single configuration, and a single interface.

As we've previously discussed, Acronis Backup 12 provides data protection using its unified web console and protecting physical Microsoft Windows and Linux servers; virtual VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V; cloud Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, Azure virtual machines (VMs), and Amazon EC2 instances; Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Active Directory applications; local and remote Microsoft Windows and Mac workstations and laptops; as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. 

Microsoft Office 365 services deliver unprecedented flexibility and scalability, changing the way small businesses manage their email infrastructure. Acronis provides additional backup by enabling protection of cloud workloads with Acronis Backup 12, giving businesses full control over the protected data, and allowing them to keep it locally or in the cloud for long-term access or archiving purposes.

Acronis Backup 12 provides easy protection for Microsoft Office 365 with:
  • Automatic backup of Microsoft Office 365 emails, including contacts, calendars, tasks, and attachments;
  • Ability to store backup data locally or in the cloud, for long-term access or archiving purposes;
  • Preview, browsing and searching capabilities of the backup content;
  • Ability to recover individual and shared mailboxes to the original or an alternative location;
  • Ability to recover and deliver individual items by email without restoring the entire backup;
  • Acronis Active Protection against ransomware: protecting user devices and data by blocking the attacks and instantly restoring affected data (will be available in the next update).

Support for VMware vSphere 6.5 and other improvements

This update also introduces support for VMware vSphere 6.5 - agentless and agent-based VM and ESXi host backup, support of VMware CBT, Acronis Instant Recovery, Acronis vmFlashback, Replication with WAN optimization, and other technical and performance improvements.

Complete protection of all data

Acronis Backup 12 offers protection for more than just Microsoft Office 365 or VMware vSphere 6.5 workloads. In fact, Acronis Backup 12 is the single solution that protects all data, in all locations and in any environment. It is designed to enable businesses to remain in control of their data even when transitioning to the cloud or managing their hybrid cloud infrastructure. (Full feature set is available at ).

  • All virtual Environments: best-in-class backup and recovery of virtual machines and hosts;
  • All cloud: easy backup and recovery of Microsoft Azure VMs, Amazon EC instances and Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes;
  • All physical: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac servers and workstations, also iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
  • All applications: Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory, and much more.


Acronis Backup 12 


"Today small businesses depend more on Microsoft cloud-based services to run their businesses. But cloud data also needs to be protected and available to ensure business continuity. Microsoft Office 365 email backup extends the functionality of Acronis Backup 12, offering complete protection of the entire digital image of a small business," said Serguei Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis.

Pricing and Availability

Acronis Backup Office 365 Subscription Licenses are available online and from local distributors. The monthly price per mailbox ranges between $1.67 and $3.33 depending on geography, volume and the subscription term. For more details, please visit 

Published Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:43 AM by David Marshall
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