Acronis Ships Backup & Recovery 11

By Stuart J. Johnston

Disk imaging vendor Acronis announced Tuesday that it is shipping its Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 product, which provides integrated disaster recovery and data protection in a single package for business users.

The product is built on Acronis' disk imaging technology and provides administrators with both system-centric as well as a data-centric views of their physical and virtual machines, according to a company statement.

It also provides the ability to keep backups in secure offsite storage. Additionally, due to its unified design, administrators can manage operations from a single console.

Among the features added in the new version is the combination of both system-centric and data-centric approaches in a single package, the statement said.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 uses the company's disk imaging technology to perform fast system-centric restoration of files, applications, and operating systems.

Meanwhile, the product's concomitant data-centric approach lets systems managers search for, manage, and recover files from anywhere in the backup file archive.

Version 11 provides the ability to backup both physical and virtual environments, and, using Acronis' optional Backup & Recovery 11 Online service, files and system images can be stored in the company's secure offsite cloud.

An additional option, Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Virtual Edition, lets the customer place as many virtual machines as needed on a single physical host with a single license. The license enables the user to perform an unlimited number of migrations to and from the host, Acronis said.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 costs $1,399 per server via authorized resellers. The company is working on support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server, though it has not given a general availability date for that support yet.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Online is available on a subscription basis, ranging from backing up a workstation with 250 GB of storage for $49.99 per year to a virtual machine with 2 TB of storage for $1,199.

Finally, Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Virtual Edition costs $1,799 per license.

Stuart J. Johnston is a contributing editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @stuartj1000.

This article was originally published on June 21, 2011