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.