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Acronis Backup 12.5

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Company: Acronis, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Company Description: Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud data protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.
Nomination Category: Products & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Storage & Backup Solution

Nomination Title: Acronis Backup 12.5

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date.

Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s fastest, most reliable, complete, and cost-effective backup offering available on the market today. It allows businesses to start small with Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard Edition and scale to Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced, as required by their growing infrastructure, by simply changing license keys. This gives Acronis partners the flexibility to meet the needs of small and large businesses with the same product.

This new release delivers unmatched reliability, scalability, and speed; a unified touch-friendly management console radically reduces the effort to back up, manage, and restore data; and it delivers the industry’s first automated data protection from ransomware. Acronis Backup 12.5 transforms IT, offering unprecedented levels of protection for all IT infrastructure sizes.

Building upon the existing ease of use, reliability, and new hybrid cloud architecture of Acronis Backup 12, the new advanced functionality creates a powerful, feature-rich solution that supports more than 20 platforms. These include Windows®, Office 365®, Azure®, Linux®, Mac® OS X, Oracle®, VMWare®, Hyper-V®, Red Hat® Virtualization, Linux KVM, Citrix XenServer®, iOS, and Android®.

Only Acronis Backup 12.5:

Delivers hybrid cloud and on-premises data protection for small and medium-sized businesses using a touch-friendly, web-based console to back up and recover all individual workloads.
Includes Acronis Instant Restore™, which lets you reduce Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) to seconds; with a few clicks and no standby software, you can run any physical or virtual Windows® or Linux® system backup as VMware® or Hyper-V® Virtual Machine (VM).

Eliminates the need to recover from ransomware attacks by proactively defending systems with Acronis Active Protection™.

Protects 21 types of physical, virtual, cloud, end-user, and mobile devices, delivering easy, complete, and affordable data protection.

Includes Acronis Notary™, which improves regulatory compliance by validating the recovery of data and ensuring the authenticity and integrity of your backups with blockchain.

Gives you complete control over the location of your data, systems, and backups, improving regulatory compliance and ensuring data sovereignty.

New features and benefits of Acronis Backup 12.5 include:

Customizable dashboards for quick insights into the backup infrastructure
Acronis Active Protection™ to stop ransomware attacks
Acronis Instant Restore™ for 15-second RTOs
Acronis vmFlashback™ for quick incremental recovery of virtual machines
Unified web interface to manage the entire infrastructure
Admin roles and delegations for distributed infrastructures
Support for six hypervisors to provide migration platform options
Bare-metal recovery automation and remote boot media control to reduce RTOs of remote site recovery
SAN storage snapshots to reduce hypervisor resource utilization
Oracle backup and granular recovery
Advanced tape support for increased granularity and simplified management
Advanced reporting for detailed insights and corporate compliance
Disaster recovery capability for emergency data recovery locally and in the cloud
Backup validation process ensures recoverability
Acronis Notary™ to ensure the authenticity of data

Acronis Backup 12.5 delivers the best value for businesses, bringing the cost down by as much as 30 percent compared to its competitors. The reliability of this technology has been validated by more than 50,000 users who adopted Acronis Backup 12 Standard released in July 2016.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.

-Hybrid infrastructure protection to protect your entire business
-Acronis Instant Restore to achieve RTOS of 15 seconds or less
-VMware ESXi and Hyper-V host bare-metal recovery
-Remote and automated recovery for remote sites and systems
-Flexible storage options to meet regulatory and disaster recovery requirements including, Acronis Cloud storage, local and network-based disk storage, tape drives, autoloaders, and tape libraries
-Centralized web console, admin roles, customizable dashboards/reporting, and smart alerts to reduce IT workloads.
-Acronis Active Protection to protect data from ransomware attacks
-Acronis Notary to ensure the authenticity and integrity of backups
-Acronis ASign™ to reduce miscommunications with signatures enabled by blockchain
-AES-256 encryption and irreversible encrypted passwords for improved security