Make Sure you Backup Your Data video

As personal computers have evolved, the amount of data we store on our PCs and Macs has grown exponentially. In the early ‘90s, you probably remember the first time you purchased a computer with a 30MB drive. You thought, “I will never use that much storage.” Decades later, you realize that a PC or Mac with a terabyte drive is barely large enough.

Yikes! Your data requirements have grown one million times! 

Virtualization is rapidly becoming the norm in small to medium-size IT environments, with solutions like VMware vSphere®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer®, Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, Linux KVM, and Oracle® VM Server. According to the Acronis / IDC Disaster Recovery Survey released in May of 2014, 61 percent of SMBs use virtual technologies, 79 percent use physical servers and 48 percent of the respondents have a new generation environment consisting of both virtual and physical servers. We call this a hybrid environment.

Over the years, working with and listening to thousands of customers of all sizes,  we’ve learned a lot about what they need, their challenges, and the effect of what we do in what they do. We’ve also noticed that some concepts, or the words that simply represent them, are just scary to our IT friends. Scalability is one of them.

At Acronis, we always work to provide the best service and while we strive for perfection it is a hard goal to achieve. Along the way however, its always nice to hear that we provided our best and we would like to thank Mrs R. from Dalla for her email. See by yourself:

Acronis is pleased to announce that Ingram Micro has added the Acronis Backup as a Service solution to its Cloud Marketplace. As more and more companies deploy turnkey cloud services to simplify their data protection, resellers struggle to maintain these new revenue streams due to the resource intensive nature of provisioning, billing and managing their cloud services. Now, Acronis and Ingram partners have access to the ideal solution for maintaining their Cloud services business.

Businesses are desperate to have hosting providers offer a local and cloud backup and recovery solution they can trust. The market is set to explode in the next few years, so now is the perfect time to jump in.

In today's infographic (downloadable version below) we explain why you, as a hosting provider, should start selling backup as a service

The opportunity for hosting providers:

  • Solve customers’ data protection needs quickly
  • Expand service portfolio with backup & recovery today
  • Create new revenue streams with zero entry costs
  • Reduce churn with local and cloud backup and bare-metal recovery
  • Keep growing with DRaaS and more innovations from Acronis

Phew. The worst is over. You have identified, caught and dealt with the virus that threw you and your bosses out of the comfort zone for days. You have shut down all the affected servers – the data center is safe.


Like a soldier returning from a mission, you are dreaming of a peaceful rebuilding of everything that was lost. However, that is not what your bosses, your colleagues, and your company demand. They need the data center and all applications back. For them, the downtime is not over. Not yet.


So what do you do? You sigh and prepare for a long routine – install operating systems on each server, service packs, updates, drivers, applications, application updates, settings, etc. You know it will take many long hours, if not days to complete – and with number of affected servers, you are facing an uphill battle. You pray for luck that everything goes smoothly, and you do not have to restart from scratch any of the servers.

According to InfoWatch’s Global Data Leakage Report the first half of 2014 saw 32% more leaks than in the same period in 2013. An estimated 450 million records were compromised, including financial and personal data across multiple sectors, with approximately 89% of information leaks involving personal data. With the number of smartphones and tablets on the rise, and a decrease in traditional PC sales, attacks on mobile devices are maturing. By 2017, Gartner predicts that the focus of endpoint breaches will shift to tablets and smartphones from traditional PCs. 

How can you ensure data doesn’t leak from your organization?

Faster, better, cheaper are the driving pillars that have enabled smartphones to control our lives, make drones a commodity, and bring self-driving cars to the horizon.  However, almost all of these great breakthroughs have downsides.

The same holds true for “Cloud”. It can mean many different things to different people, and the channel is no exception. For many managed service providers, cloud backup is the easiest and fastest way to elevate existing customers to cloud and grow customer base and establish significant incremental revenues.

Companies of all sizes are facing the demand of two popular employee trends – the want to use personal devices at work and the desire to work remotely. These trends are prompting many employers to implement mobility features that will embrace data across any and every device within their organizations. 
While mobility is a game changer regarding real-time collaboration and productivity for companies of all sizes, SMBs are at a disadvantage with budget limitations and often limited to no on-site IT departments.