Under the agreement, Kaseya customers are able to automate their backup and disaster-recovery processes in one solution.
Acronis-a backup, recovery
and security solutions specialist for physical, virtual and cloud environments-and
Kaseya, a provider of IT systems-management software, announced that Acronis
Back Up & Recovery would be integrated into the Kaseya IT framework as part
of Kaseya Backup 4.0. Kaseya currently offers the functionality of Acronis
technology to their customers through an existing OEM agreement that has been
ongoing for more than five years.
Under the extended
agreement, which adds Acronis Back Up & Recovery products for small
business and enterprise customers, Kaseya customers are able to automate their
backup and disaster-recovery processes across both physical and virtual
environments in one solution.
"Previously, we had no
way of supporting servers with dynamic disk capabilities," stated Tom
Andrulis, owner of IT firm Intelligent Technical Solutions. "However, now
with Kaseya Backup 4.0, we can back up, and it's amazingly fast. We normally
see systems backing up about 1GB per minute. This system backed up over 4GB a
With off-site data replication
supporting disaster-recovery functionality based on Acronis' Backup &
Recovery, Kaseya offers its Backup module to its service provider and enterprise
customers. Further, the Kaseya Backup module also protects full disk images as
well as selected files to local data stores supporting customers' business-continuity
"We're pleased to build
on our already-strong relationship with Kaseya, the leading solution vendor in
the managed-service-provider market," said Izzy Azeri, senior vice
president and general manager for the Americas in Acronis' business and
corporate-development division. "The Acronis and Kaseya relationship has
been successful, and we are excited about furthering our partnership with this
close alignment of our strategic objectives and product development."
Kaseya also offers support
for Windows servers and Windows workstations as well as enhanced integration
for the Kaseya dashboard and management tools. "The backup and disaster-recovery
capabilities we offer with Kaseya Backup are a key reason that IT professionals
use our product for their customers' business-continuity requirements,"
said Gerald Beaulieu, senior director of product marketing for Kaseya. "By
offering a comprehensive solution from Acronis, we are able to deliver a
product that minimizes the loss of production due to disaster."
Earlier this year, Kaseya
announced a set of software tools that helps SMBs secure, manage and protect
their networks. The tools are designed to integrate with the Kaseya framework
and provide IT departments and service-provider customers with tighter
security, better network management and additional data-backup options.
Available through cloud or on-premises delivery, the new modules include
antivirus, anti-malware, network discovery, network monitoring, online backup,
and Kaseya backup.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.