Alex Pinchev, former President, Global Sales, Services and Field Marketing at Red Hat, yesterday began his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer at Acronis, a provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Acronis, a provider of backup and recovery solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today launched Acronis Backup and Security 2011, an updated solution to safeguard critical data and systems from both internal and external threats.
Acronis Backup and Security 2011 provides comprehensive information protection that combines backup and recovery with Internet security, delivering a single alternative to existing point solutions.
This combination of backup and security technologies allows users to back up systems locally for fast recovery of both data and their entire PC, protecting them against user error, disk failures and system failures, and to implement industry-leading firewall, anti-virus, parental controls and other security protections.
Acronis Backup and Security 2011 also provides online backup — an additional layer of protection with remote location data protection in case of theft or physical disaster.
Upgrades include: integration with Windows 7, a new user interface and support for USB 3.0 standards.
The Acronis backup and security product family includes two security packages to give users a choice of protection options:
Acronis Backup and Security 2011 offers local backup and disaster recovery, and online data backup (5 GB available), along with full-featured Internet security. A one-year subscription costs $69.99.
Acronis Backup and Security 2011 Premium, extends the online data backup capabilities to 250 GB on top of the other powerful security and backup benefits. A one-year subscription for the premium option costs $89.99.
These software products offer one-year protection for up to three home PCs, and can be renewed with an annual subscription service.
Acronis, a provider of backup and recovery solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today launched the Global Disaster Recovery Index, a (self-serving) barometer which measures IT managers’ confidence in their backup and recovery operations.
The survey of over 3,000 small and medium-sized businesses conducted by the Ponemon Institute revealed that while attitudes towards backup and recovery differ widely around the world, businesses everywhere want a single backup and recovery solution for physical, virtual and cloud environments.
The vast majority (68%) of IT managers agree that their greatest challenge in a hybrid environment is moving data between the three environments, yet the average business currently uses at least two or three separate backup solutions making disaster recovery more complicated.
On a global scale, U.S. small- and medium-sized companies fell short of the international average, ranking 10th overall for backup and DR readiness. Approximately a third of U.S. businesses reported having no backup and DR strategy in place, citing lack of budget and resources as the primary reasons.
Without these resources and technologies to fortify a DR strategy, more than half (62%) reported they were concerned about their ability to avoid substantial downtime in the event of a serious incident.
With only 40% saying they were confident in recovering quickly, and 38% believing their IT staffs were qualified to handle DR operations in response to an event or disaster. Overall, the findings revealed that the U.S. spent consistently less (10%) on backup and DR than other countries.
To create the Index, each country was ranked based on its average responses from 11 questions about their confidence in backup and DR readiness, capabilities and practices. Questions covered technology, resources, procedures and executive buy-in.
The survey was conducted by the Ponemon Institute across 13 countries in October 2010. Over 3,000 IT practitioners were surveyed in small- to mid-market organizations with no more than 1,000 seats.