Data protection and cybersecurity firm Acronis recently announced its plans to expand its global network of cloud data centers, including new state-of-the-art facilities in Canada, New Zealand, and Bhutan.
During the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020, the company announced that the expansion ensures that the full range of its Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions will be available to partners and organizations around the world, which is critical now that an estimated two-thirds of employees work remotely and rely on cloud-based services.
The announcement also revealed Acronis’ plan to add an additional 100 micro data centers to its global network, which already includes collocated and managed services data centers in the U.S., the U.K., Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Singapore. Another new data center in Vancouver, Canada was announced earlier this month.
“The rise of edge computing around the world means more data is now created and used away from company networks,” Acronis founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov said. “Micro data centers enable the efficient deployment of edge computing, particularly in emerging markets. As part of Acronis’ Global-Local Strategy, this expansion allowing us to provide the local, cost-efficient, bandwidth efficient, and low latency cloud services our global partners demand. It demonstrates our commitment to offering the cloud-based services and cyber protection that partners and users need in today’s digital world.”
The recently announced new cloud data centers is seen to put Acronis in a strong position in both areas following Gartner's forecast that the worldwide market for cloud management and security services will continue growing more than 25% by 2022, and Technavio’s projection that the global edge data center market will progress at a CAGR of almost 14% by 2024.he new cloud data centers announced today will put Acronis in a strong position in both areas.
“While reliance on cloud-based access to production data and controls has been increasing during the past several years, the pandemic accelerated its adoption worldwide among organizations,” notes Phil Goodwin, research director, IDC. “Developing a larger network of cloud data centers, especially in emerging markets, enables Acronis to cultivate new partners and customers who are actively seeking cloud-based data protection and security platforms and solutions.”
Acronis said that the expansion further enables the firm to extend the reach of its cyber protection solutions delivered through the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform, which empowers service providers to provide backup, disaster recovery, antimalware, secure workplace collaboration, and blockchain-based data authentication service – all through a single pane of glass.
“Organizations across the globe rely on data in a way they never have before, which means they need IT providers like us to be ready with effective, affordable solutions,” Robson Communications president & CEO Martin Brought said. “Acronis understands what providers need to build our portfolio of services and keep clients protected – not just from the standpoint of the solutions they offer, but also how they price and deliver them. The expansion of their data center network will help a lot more service providers around the world keep their clients productive and protected.”
The firm explained that among the solutions service providers can access through the new data centers is its Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. This unique integration of backup, disaster recovery, next-gen antimalware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools recently earned the 2020 New Product Innovation Award for Data Protection from Frost & Sullivan.
It added that all of Acronis solutions are designed to address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of an organization’s data, applications, and systems.