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Acronis Extends Granular Recovery of Applications to Physical and Virtual Environments

Acronis Makes Virtual Environments Safer and More Available, Enabling Intelligent Reliable Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- With more organizations moving large critical databases to virtual environments, Acronis today announced that it is adding support for Microsoft® SQL Server® and Microsoft® SharePoint® to its award winning Acronis Backup & Recovery® Unified Platform for virtual and physical environments. The new modules are the latest extension of the Acronis platform to support the most popular data-intensive applications, reducing the complexity and time taken to restore applications and their critical data in every environment.

The patent-pending Single Pass Backup combines two backups in one, eliminating the need for separate strategies for the protection of applications and reducing time required for the operation. By leveraging Acronis' in depth understanding of storage and file systems, the new modules are 'application aware' when both backing up and restoring, making it possible to find and restore only the files or objects required from the application, in seconds. This is a particular advantage when working in a virtual environment as traditional backup and recovery solutions must restore an entire VM before an individual file or object can be found.

"Two of the unintended consequences of greater production server virtualization are the increase in complexity and greater demand for the availability of critical data," commented Dmitri Joukovski, vice president of product management for Acronis. "The real focus for maintaining protection and availability of critical applications should be on ease of restore. Whether it is a single line of data, a single file or an entire database, these can now be quickly located and recovered through a one step, one administrator process without the need for specialized tools or knowledge."

The technology offers increased flexibility that can enable organizations to achieve the aggressive RPO and RTO measures demanded for applications -- even those on virtual machines. The Single Pass backup and one process restore enables instances and databases, as well as individual files and folders to be restored. Acronis Backup & Recovery ® supports Microsoft® Hyper-V™, VMware vSphere®, Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, Citrix® XenServer® and Parallels® Server BareMetal hypervisors, and physical Windows® and Linux servers, which allows data to be moved securely and seamlessly between every environment of choice. This enables the recovery of any machine or file to any other available machine, reproducing an identical configuration and environment is not required for a fast recovery.

By adding Microsoft® SharePoint® and SQL Server® to its existing support for Microsoft® Active Directory® and Microsoft Exchange, Acronis is simplifying the complexity of data protection and availability for applications in every environment.

About Acronis
Acronis is leading the next wave of data availability, accessibility and protection solutions to simplify today's complex IT environments. Acronis technology enables organizations of all sizes to manage the always-on anywhere data access demands of users, reducing risk against the loss of valuable corporate data, and controlling management and storage costs. With proven technology for data migration and disaster recovery for physical, virtual and cloud environments, and secure enterprise file-sharing and synchronization regardless of type or platform, Acronis is enabling organizations to embrace new IT strategies and options such as BYOD and Mac in the enterprise. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

Acronis® is a registered trademark of Acronis International GmbH. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft®, SQL Server™, Windows® and Active Directory® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. VMware® and vSphere® are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Citrix® and XenServer® are registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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