(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Acronis, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced the acquisition of nScaled, a San Francisco-based provider of Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service. Customers currently using Acronis Backup-as-a-Service solution will get a capability to restore their systems to the cloud in case of disasters, and quickly restore operations if replacement hardware is not available. The extensive network of existing Acronis partners will make the complete cloud backup and disaster recovery solution available to all customers in the world, significantly increasing the geography for nScaled technology.
Acronis, a leading data protection provider, offers a wide variety of backup solutions for individual users and organizations of various sizes, as well as solutions for secure mobile file access and sharing. Acronis’ technologies also enable service providers to deliver online backup and data storage to their customers using the Acronis Hosted Backup-as-a-Service solution. The acquisition of nScaled completes the Acronis cloud backup offering with a Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution. As a result, a single source for backup and disaster recovery protection for any environment will be available to existing and new customers around the world.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO and co-founder of Acronis, explained, “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.”
nScaled, ranked as a leading DRaaS vendor by Forrester Research, provides a complete data virtualization and protection solution for both local and remote sites. The solution has the ability to fail over and run in the cloud and the ability to recover servers in a matter of minutes to ensure business continuity. nScaled’s product offers centrally managed monitoring and analyzing capabilities for disaster recovery readiness testing. Founded in 2009, the company now has hundreds of customers in North America and the United Kingdom. nScaled manages petabytes of storage and several thousand servers in a global network of geographically distributed cloud data centers 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 centers.
“Businesses have become ever more dependent upon data, and their operations can no longer afford downtime. Ensuring the availability and reliability of IT services is critical to supporting customers and internal users,” said Bradley Kolb, CEO of nScaled. “As part of the Acronis team, nScaled will have access to even more resources globally to further evolve our disaster recovery services, delivering enhanced protection of our customers’ IT infrastructure, applications, and data.”
Products developed by the nScaled team will leverage the advanced functionality of the Acronis AnyData Engine technology that enables customers to capture, store, recover, control, and access any data across any environment and to any storage device, providing an even better data protection service to end customers. The complete cloud backup solution will be available as a service from service providers, Acronis Cloud or an on-premises solution for private datacenters 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.
Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002, Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 650 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient, and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices. More than 5 million of individual users and more than 300 thousand organizations rely on Acronis products for protection of their data.
nScaled provides an all-in-one solution for disaster recovery, data retention, and backup to customers with zero tolerance for data loss or downtime. Among nScaled’s customers are banks, law firms, hospitals, manufacturers, retailers, and universities – any organization that needs to be ready for the inevitable problems that lead to data or server loss. All services are based on the global network of remote cloud data centers plus our on-premises Local Cloud Appliance, all managed as one secure, seamless infrastructure. Founded in 2009, the company was funded by leading venture firms Almaz Capital and Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, known for backing innovative business infrastructure companies that set a new standard in technology application. nScaled has hundreds of customers in North America and UK, and manages petabytes of storage and more than 1,500 servers in a global network of geographically distributed cloud data centers.