Acronis Adds Deduplication to Its Backup Software

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-07-10 Print this article Print

Storage management software maker Acronis is trying to bridge the gap between needs of small and larger enterprises with Backup & Recovery 10, a new, more scalable version of its backup and data recovery software.

Storage management software provider Acronis July 9 launched a new edition of its front-line product that includes a deduplication option.

Backup & Recovery 10 enables the automation of backup and disaster recovery processes across physical and virtual environments, including physical to virtual migration capabilities, in a single software package.

It has been redesigned for scalability and easier manageability so that it can be used effectively in either large or small enterprises, Acronis said. Previously, it was aimed at small and midsize enterprises only.

The new version utilizes patented disk imaging and bare-metal restore technology so as to be capable of backing up and restoring any Microsoft or Linux-based servers or workstations to their full operating state prior to any failure. This comprises the entire hard disk, including operating system, applications, updates, settings and data, Acronis said.

Backup & Recovery 10 includes a deduplication option that enables IT managers to reduce the size of backups by eliminating redundant files. It also features an enhanced, Web-based user interface that allows users to remotely manage backup tasks from anywhere in the world, the company said.

"The common denominator [about backup and data recovery] is that organizations, regardless of size, are striving to maximize the impact of their technology initiatives," said Gartner Research storage analyst Dave Russell. "They will require such important features as using one product for both virtual and physical backup, data deduplication for faster and more efficient backups, and the ability to manage every backup processes from a single console."

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 is immediately now. Pricing ranges from $74 to $3,171, depending upon the number of users. Go here for more information.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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