Promise Technology, a supplier of RAID storage solutions, recently announced the release of the Acronis Backup & Recovery Server OEM software bundle program with the VessRAID 1000 Series storage systems.
Designed to increase data services coverage for the small to medium-size business storage product line, the program features a single, free-of-charge license for use of the software when the license server is installed on the host machine to which the VessRAID storage system is attached via FC, iSCSI or SAS connection. The bundle also provides an upgrade kit for users to purchase additional unlimited licenses to allow an unlimited number of backup client installations.
The Acronis Backup and Recovery Server (ABRS) OEM for VessRAID 1000 Series is a customized third-party software solution that provides disaster recovery and data protection for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The software build is designed to detect the VessRAID device presence during the installation process and provides limited data backup and recovery functions compared with Acronis' standard ABR10 Advance Server software.
"For SMBs today, backing up and protecting data is still not an easy task. Technology can be complex and daunting. With the OEM bundle, both Acronis and Promise are committed to provide SMB users an easy-to-use and affordable solution for the protection of their digital assets," said Acronis APAC President Bill Taylor-Mountford.
Core features delivered in the OEM build include Acronis drive snapshot, multi-volume snapshots, Microsoft volume shadow copy service (VSS) support, backup scheduling bootable backup media, and individual files restoring from image or bare-metal restoring. For businesses that had already purchased, just purchased or are about to purchase the VessRAID 1000 Series storage systems, the Acronis single-license software is available through distribution in the form of a physical CD bundle or Web download for implementation. The upgrade kit is available only through the Promise global network of authorized distributors and resellers.
For customers who want more advanced features of the software, the ABRS OEM for VessRAID 1000 Series can be upgraded to the regular version ABR10 Advance Server with fully enabled capabilities. The ABRS OEM build provides an upgrade in the graphic user interface where users learn upgrade details from Acronis or visit the direct Web upgrade link for purchase.
"The bundle makes client application backup and restore easy for SMB users when used with our VessRAID 1000 Series, providing improved user convenience and enhanced data protection features that greatly benefit all our VessRAID users," said Alice Chang, CMO of Promise Technology. "The strategy of our storage business is to deliver storage products that help customers run mission-critical business applications better, and this is what we are doing now."