Acronis extends cyber protection capabilities with new acronis SDI appliance


Acronis has announced the availability of Acronis SDI Appliance, a universal infrastructure solution based on a significantly updated, pre-configured Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure software. Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure (formerly Acronis Storage, a software-defined storage solution) transforms standard customers’ hardware into a protected enterprise-grade hyper-converged system, and designed specifically for cyber protection for all data, applications and systems.

The appliance simplifies the complex tasks of cyber protection, giving partners and customers an easy way to store and manage the data protected by the company’s Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Cloud solutions. Acronis SDI Appliance reinforces Acronis’ ability to deliver complete cyber protection to customers and partners, addressing all five vectors of cyber protection — safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security. The result is a comprehensive approach that ensures easy, efficient, and secure protection for all data, applications, and systems

“We help our customers and partners integrate the bet cyber protection approach into their infrastructures. Our software-defined infrastructure – which is integrated, preinstalled and extensively tested on reliable hardware – is the solid foundation for Acronis’ data protection services. It is fundamental to our vision of delivering complete end-to-end cyber protection. The new solution brings the ultimate level of reliability, cost-efficiency and universality, simplifying the data protection processes of customers so they can focus on their core business,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis.

“The new Acronis SDI appliance is a pretty robust in terms of data storage and data management, said Phil Goodwin, research director, IDC. The plug-in-play hardware has  virtualization and software-defined storage for cyber protection in private or public clouds. We believe it’s the optimal backup destination for Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Cloud users. Acronis is leveraging its partners’ ecosystem, having served the market for over 15 years and is taking a natural next step by introducing a purpose-built backup appliance,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, Cloud Data Management and Protection, IDC.

Working closely with manufacturing and logistics partner, the German-based RNT RAUSCH GmbH, Acronis designed and developed a hardware solution that complements its software solutions to ensure Acronis SDI Appliance meets the data centre needs of customers looking to optimise their use of Acronis software.

In addition to manufacturing the hardware for Acronis SDI Appliance, RNT will be accepting orders and shipping the appliance to the countries of availability.  Among its customers is Racing Point Formula 1, a motorsport team that uses RNT RAUSCH GmbH hardware and Acronis software to securely store multiple terabytes of engineering data.

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure, which powers Acronis SDI Appliance, offers reliable, cost-efficient, scalable, and universal solutions that combine compute, networking, block, file, and object storage workloads using industry-standard hardware. It delivers cyber protection by incorporating Acronis CloudRAID and Acronis Notary with blockchain, ensuring data immutability and preserving the authenticity of essential data and sensitive documents.

Other features include virtualization for high-performance and high-availability hyper-converged computing, AWS S3 compatibility, software-defined networking, and monitoring.

Acronis SDI Appliance will be shipped in 3U rack mount form-factor, carrying five nodes, each equipped with an Intel 16 cores processor, 32 GB RAM (up to 256 GB) and 3x Seagate 4/8/10/12 TB enterprise SATA HDD. Acronis SDI Appliance is capable of storing up to 180 TB of raw data. Acronis SDI Appliance is currently available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and North European countries.

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