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Friday, 19 September 2014 02:39

Acronis acquires nScaled Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service business for its Cloud Data Protection offering

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Acronis is on the acquisition trail with another purchase this time it’s a disaster recovery as a service business with the ability to restore full system backups to a cloud infrastructure

Two weeks ago Acronis bought BackupAgent and now they’re adding to the portfolio with San Francisco based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service, nScaled. The new DRaaS service will be used to give Acronis customers currently using Acronis Backup-as-a-Service solution the capability to restore their systems to the cloud in case of disasters, and quickly restore operations if replacement hardware is not available.

Founded in 2009, nScaled has hundreds of customers in North America and the UK and is ranked as a leading DRaaS vendor by Forrester Research. The cloud based solution currently manages petabytes of storage and several thousand servers in a global network of geographically distributed Cloud data centres based in Dallas, Ashburn and London. nScaled’s solutions are also viable as an on-premises appliance, managed as one seamless infrastructure with Cloud data centres.

The new combined nScaled and Acronis solution will be available as a service from service providers, Acronis Cloud or on-premises solution for private datacentres to customers of any size. Hundreds of thousands of existing Acronis users will enjoy the capability to restore their systems to the cloud, avoiding costly downtime. Acronis partners will be able to offer a complete hosted backup and disaster recovery solutions to their customers.

According to Acronis the acquisition of nScaled will allow Acronis users to have a single source for backup and disaster recovery protection for any environment. As Serguei Beloussov, CEO and co-founder of Acronis, explains, “To protect their data, customers need a reliable backup technology, storage and infrastructure to restore systems in case of a disaster. Acronis has delivered an advanced backup solution for years with full system backup, and the ability to restore to any hardware. Then we added Acronis Backup-as-a-Service to provide cloud storage for backup data. With the addition of nScaled technology, we provide a capability to restore to the cloud, and customers can restore their operations without waiting for replacement hardware to restore on-premises. Now, Acronis provides the most complete, easy and safe cloud backup solution for any infrastructure and any environment”.

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