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Acronis Data Cloud - One Platform, Three Services (With More to Come)
Article Written by Jeff Grundy

Introduction

Recently, Acronis proudly announced the release of a new innovative platform that is sure to revolutionize cloud-based services for enterprises and service providers. The new platform, the Acronis Data Cloud, brings together critical cloud-service components such as a unified management console, combined usage reporting and a shared policy engine into a single easy-to-use integration.

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Single Signup, Multiple Services

Acronis will make the new features available to current users of the Acronis Backup Cloud through updates to the company's data centers. For new partners, the Acronis Data Cloud signup process will include all available services without the need for additional updates. At present, there are three services included with Acronis Data Cloud (but more will follow soon.) Currently, available services include:

  • Acronis Backup Cloud
  • Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud
  • Acronis Files Cloud

Acronis Backup Cloud

Already widely proclaimed as the world's number one backup-as-a-service solution for service providers, Acronis Backup Cloud offers support for more than 20 different data sources and lets you back up or recover from virtually anywhere. And with its integrated Acronis Active Protection, Acronis Backup Cloud stops ransomware cold before it can infect mission-critical systems. Finally, using advanced blockchain-based technology, Acronis ASign and Acronis Notary help ensure that your backup data remains unaltered or unchanged during storage.

Acronis Backup Cloud Benefits for Service Providers

  • Zero upfront costs for a solution that protects any virtual, physical or cloud environment.
  • Improved customer acquisition, retention, and satisfaction with support for increased numbers of use cases.
  • Ability to protect virtually any workload.
  • Complete control and versatility with options to back up to local disks, SAN, NAS, Acronis Cloud Storage, service provider cloud or third-party hosted solutions.
  • Incredibly flexible go-to-market options for deployment, packaging, licensing, and technology models.
  • Granular control and customizations, powerful management features and integrations, unified cloud console, dedicated technical support, professional services, training, certification, and much more.

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Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud (Partner Preview)

Built upon our renown Acronis Backup Cloud, Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, solution that enables service providers to use the Acronis cloud infrastructure to protect customers' critical workloads by providing instant recovery of mission-critical IT systems, applications, and data. Here are just a few of the extra benefits service providers receive with the Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud:

  • Disaster Recovery for Any Workload - Works with all your systems by providing protection and recovery for Windows, Linux, major hypervisors, applications, and virtual appliances.
  • Disaster Recovery in Seconds - With Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud, recoveries that used to take hours or days happen in seconds with cloud-based recovery servers you can create with a few clicks.
  • Complete Business Protection - Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud provides total protection for businesses with all-in-one backup, disaster recovery, and advanced ransomware protection.
  • Near-Immediate Increases in Revenue - With absolute zero CAPEX and minimal training required, Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud enables service providers to start selling effective recovery solutions immediately.
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Acronis Files Cloud

Acronis Files Cloud enables service providers to offer their business and mobile users safe, scalable, secure, and easy-to-use file access and sync capabilities and solutions. Acronis File Cloud is easy to sell, simple to implement and lets you expand your product portfolio almost instantly. With Acronis File Cloud, your company will be able to attract new customers, quickly realize incremental revenues and reduce customer churn.

Acronis Files Cloud Key Features

  • Industry Leading Security and Controls - Acronis Files Cloud gives users secure methods for sharing content across virtually all types of devices. Additionally, Acronis Files Cloud offers comprehensive authentication, security and over-the-air and on-device encryption. If that's not enough, the Acronis Files Cloud also provides customizable and flexible user file/folder sharing controls as well as powerful audit-trail capabilities to manage applications, data, and users.
  • Comprehensive Mobile Productivity Tools - Enables end users to access and edit files on popular mobile devices, Macs, and PCs. Easy integration with native Microsoft Office mobile apps and powerful PDF functionality. Acronis Files Cloud also improves client mobile experiences with useful features like bookmarks and 1- and 2-way sync.

Acronis Integrations 

The Files Cloud for Service Providers

At Acronis, we designed the Files Cloud completely with service providers in mind. For instance, Acronis Files Cloud integrates quickly and easily with your existing business automation systems and SaaS offerings to help you get up and running quickly as well as reduce customer churn. Furthermore, with comprehensive support for all your and your customers' workloads and data sources, you can use your own private cloud to host the Acronis cloud platform or a wide range of hybrid models that scale easily to service up to millions of end-user customers. And, finally, our extremely affordable and flexible pay-per-use pricing model means that there is virtually no upfront investment needed to get started.

Acronis Universal Storage

Acronis Storage Included

In addition to the Acronis File Cloud, Acronis Data Cloud users can also opt to integrate any of the included services with Acronis Storage. Acronis Storage gives service providers flexible options for where and how to store and protect customers' data. And by installing Acronis Storage within their own infrastructure, service providers can offer customers secure storage in locations that are closer or more convenient to their end users.

Shaking Hands

Power, Profits, Security, and Simplicity - All in the Same Cloud

By providing multiple services within the same platform, Acronis Data Cloud helps partner service providers monetize their relationships with customers. Acronis does this by making it quick and easy for partners to upsell, cross-sell, and build flexible, creative bundles and offerings utilizing Acronis cloud services within their own frameworks and infrastructures. Additionally, partners are able to use their own logos and corporate colors for brand building and marketplace awareness. This all, in turn, helps service provider partners increase Average Revenue per User (ARPU) and reduce customer churn.

Easy to Set Up and Use

Acronis Data Cloud is not only the most powerful cloud data protection solution for enterprises and service providers; it's also the easiest to use - period. Signing up for a trial offering and 3-month ramp-up period is as easy a few clicks, and no partner hardware is required to start an Acronis Hosted deployment. Acronis Data Cloud is also easy to integrate - sign up once and get access to three powerful services. Partners also have access to a wide variety of RMM system integrations and a single custom apps API, which makes it even easier to start selling services quickly.

Simple, Powerful Management Features

With our web-based, touch-friendly management console, managing services in the Acronis Data Cloud couldn't be easier. Not only does the management console support advanced features like role-based admin access and tools to help meet regulatory requirements, it also provides customers the ability to store data virtually anywhere whether it be locally or in the cloud (i.e. Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, or Acronis Storage.)

Success

Acronis Helps Partners Succeed

Acronis built Acronis Data Cloud from the ground up to help service providers offer better value to their customers and increase profits. John Zanni, President of Acronis, stressed this fact when he said, "Acronis is a cloud company with 100% partner focus. Whatever we do in the cloud space, we do it for and with partners. Acronis' solutions help service providers to monetize their customer relationships by offering the best data protection services their customers need." To find out more about how Acronis Data Cloud can help you grow your business, please visit the Acronis Partner page for more information.

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Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:54 AM by David Marshall
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