Acronis Partners with eFolder; Announces General Availability of eFolder BDR for Acronis
New Offering Combines Acronis Software with Massive Storage and Recovery Capabilities of eFolder Cloud
Woburn, MA – April 15, 2014 –Acronis, a global provider of data protection solutions, and eFolder, a leading supplier of business continuity services for the IT channel, announced at the Kaseya Connect conference a global OEM partnership and general availability of eFolder BDR for Acronis. eFolder BDR for Acronis enables IT service providers to deliver managed backup and disaster recovery services, while increasing recurring revenue opportunities from business clients and reducing labor overhead.
eFolder BDR for Acronis is an end-to-end disaster recovery solution that pairs the most advanced backup software offered by Acronis, Acronis Backup Advanced, with the massive cloud storage and recovery capabilities of the eFolder Cloud.
“We’ve built the first cloud service that combines the Acronis Backup Advanced platform and its unique AnyData technology with massive cloud storage and a comprehensive in-the-cloud disaster recovery service,” says Kevin Hoffman, CEO of eFolder. “The result is a turn-key bundled offering that includes time-trusted image-based backup software and 1 terabyte of post-dedupe cloud storage per protected server, promising predictable wholesale costs, reduced labor overhead and attractive profit opportunities for our channel partners.”
Partners that choose eFolder BDR for Acronis will take advantage of:
- 1 terabyte (TB) of cloud storage per protected server in the eFolder Cloud, covering the vast majority of SMB cloud storage requirements and mitigating the unpleasant cost surprises due to client data growth and cloud data sprawl
- Global deduplication, eliminating the storage and transfer of data blocks by identifying redundant data blocks across backup agents, servers and client environments and reducing bandwidth requirements by 50 percent or more
- A forever incremental, dedupe-aware backup and replication algorithm, eliminating the need for channel partners to ever have to reseed data in the cloud and reducing total labor costs for BDR services
- Tiered retention policies with different on-site and off-site retention policies and more efficient cloud storage utilization
“We are excited that a fast-growing and innovative company like eFolder selected Acronis AnyData Technology to power its new backup and disaster recovery offering,” says Rene Oldenbeuving, general manager of the Cloud Business Unit at Acronis. “Acronis Universal Restore’s ability to recover any full system image both of and on physical and virtual servers, and eFolder’s secure Cloud, strong business model and very successful partner network have merged into a single service for SMBs. We’re convinced that this combination will be a truly successful offer. For Acronis, this partnership with eFolder is another key opportunity to deliver high-quality service and continuously develop optimized, data protection technology to the growing number of businesses seeking IT as a Service to secure and protect their data and IT infrastructure. Their business continuity must be assured at any moment, so they only rely on the best to protect their data.”
“eFolder’s new offering comes at the perfect time in the evolution of our backup and recovery practice,” says John Hardwick, president of nXio, LLC. “With tons of included cloud storage, highly effective dedupe, and granular retention policies, we are able to tightly control our wholesale costs and deliver a more profitable and capable service to our clients.”
eFolder BDR for Acronis is designed to work with virtually any SMB deployment scenario, including small single server environments that backup directly to the cloud; scenarios where partners have built their own BDR appliances; or deployments with eFolder-supplied BDR appliances.
eFolder BDR for Acronis is available May 12, 2014
eFolder is a leading supplier of cloud data protection, business continuity, and cloud file sync solutions for MSPs, solution providers, and VARs. Delivered as wholesale services to the channel, eFolder enables its partners to provide branded data protection and file sync services and to generate highly profitable, recurring revenue. eFolder services complement many of the managed service offerings already deployed by partners and integrate with common PSA systems, making adoption of eFolder services fast and easy. eFolder also empowers cost-effective partner and end-user private clouds, allowing partners to meet the needs of any client, regardless of size or readiness to engage in public cloud services. eFolder is a privately held company and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit: www.efolder.net and follow us on Twitter: @eFolder
Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.
Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With its more than 50 patents, Acronis’ products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and IT Professional and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.
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