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Agents of Change: Acronis

Jack Loo | Jan. 24, 2013
Singapore’s IDA unveiled its Infocomm Technology Roadmap outlining nine technology trends that will shape the future. We asked various enterprise IT heavyweights for their perspectives on the Roadmap, and next up, we have disaster recovery and data protection specialist Acronis.

In late August 2012, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) unveiled the latest edition of its Infocomm Technology Roadmap (ITR) to chart technology trends that will figure strongly in three to five years.

Computerworld Singapore is taking the opportunity to set the ITR as the foundation layer for its year-ahead feature. Heavyweights in the enterprise IT space are talking about their perspectives on the Roadmap; the industry developments and customer demands that they foresee happening in the specific themes that these technology giants operate in.

In the second part of a regular feature, Acronis is talking about its 2013 product and services roadmap, industry developments, customer demands and case study scenarios. The spokesperson is Bill Taylor-Mountford, President of APAC, Acronis.

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Big Data

Big Data has become the main driver for IT spending in the enterprise. The good news is that companies can prioritise data to ensure accessibility and availability for business critical functions, while still preserving costs and resources. This involves a tiered storage strategy, with strategic implementations of physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure components. 2013 is going to be the year of getting data organised to make organisations run more efficiently.

Acronis Backup & Recovery Advanced Platform is a unified solution for data and application databases backup, disaster recovery and migration for physical, virtual and cloud environments from a single management console, and move data between environments quickly and easily. The platform can manage Windows and Linux, and all major hypervisors and integrates with Acronis Cloud storage in one installation, reducing management overheads and total cost of ownership (TCO). By using the same technology in all environments, Acronis is one of the few vendors which enable the recovery of machines to dissimilar hardware, and between physical and virtual environments.

When Acronis Backup & Recovery was launched in June 2011, it was introduced as the single solution for hybrid enterprise environments. Today, the volume and velocity of corporate content creation and mobile computing adoption are introducing new data challenges for IT organisations, and, as a result, uncomplicated and flexible solutions for data protection and storage optimisation across multiple environments are in demand.

The integrated, yet modular approach of Acronis can give IT organisations the confidence that whatever network development they may face tomorrow, easy access and availability of their protected data, no matter where it resides, can be achieved.

Big data is not simply about Big Volume. It is the variety, velocity and complexity of data, as well as volume. Data is being created in heterogeneous file types and environments, on diverse platforms that may be geographically scattered and if it is valuable, it must be efficiently stored for future use.


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