Acronis Provides Data Backup and DR for vCloud Director

Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that it will be recognized as one of a group of disaster recovery providers for VMware’s vCloud Director, during a presentation at VMware Partner Exchange 2011. By providing partners a fully tested solution, including step-by-step instructions and information on Acronis’ knowledgebase, Acronis will be one of the first to support VMware vCloud Director.

The recognition will highlight Acronis’ sponsorship at VMware Partner Exchange 2011. Other activities include a joint demo of the VMware vCloud tested solution with iland, a presentation by Acronis Virtualization Practice Manager, Seth Goodling, and the company’s presence on the show floor.

Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition, the company’s backup and recovery solution for virtual environments, is one of a group of products to offer data backup and disaster recovery services for VMware vCloud Director. The solution integrates with VMware vCloud Director and facilitates backup from the cloud to physical, virtual or other cloud environments. In addition, it provides a solution to the problem of migrating between mixed environments (e.g., physical to virtual, virtual to cloud, cloud to physical, etc.). Acronis provides the flexibility to allow either the end-user or a vCloud service provider to manage data backups across environments.

“VMware vCloud Director is the premier solution to allow customers to build and manage private and hybrid clouds,” said Bill Shelton senior director, cloud computing, VMware. “The ability to protect this environment with solutions like Acronis provides even more value to customers. Service providers and enterprises can turn to VMware and Acronis channel partners to purchase and deploy this solution together.”

“The ability to provide DR in the cloud is an exciting new capability that will help to drive the further market adoption of VMware vCloud Director and the cloud industry in general. We’re pleased to be building on our already strong relationship with VMware by being one of the first vendors to support DR for VMware vCloud Director,” said Izzy Azeri, senior vice president and general manager of the Americas at Acronis. “As cloud providers help customers manage mission critical applications in private or hybrid clouds using VMware vCloud Director, the ability to manage data backup and disaster recovery in these environments will become even more critical.”

iland, a VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) partner and Acronis partner is also at the event. “We are excited to extend the value of our joint offering with Acronis. With this new support for VMware vCloud Director, our partners will enjoy a unique opportunity to provide cost-effective cloud based recovery services which they can easily manage from end-to-end and deliver under their own brand,” said Dante Orsini, vice president of business development at iland. “While our partners are pleased with this level of control, customers will reap the benefits of this collaboration which delivers affordable local and cloud-based recovery in minutes.”

Acronis, a VMware Technical Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, supports a variety of VMware platforms and is part of the VMware Ready Data Protection certification program. The company will be an exhibitor at VMware Partner Exchange taking place Feb. 8-11, and is a scheduled speaker, discussing “Simplifying Disaster Recovery in Virtual Environments” at the show.