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Acronis opens up Cyber Platform after 16 years

26 Apr 2019

Cyber protection company Acronis has announced the opening of its core platforms, enabling broad, third-party developer access to the Acronis Cyber Platform to encourage expanded functionality and application integrations, while expanding their opportunities in Acronis’ large ecosystem.

The Acronis Cyber Platform, which is the foundation of the company’s existing services, features a series of APIs supported by software development kits (SDK) and sample code.

Today, Acronis is opening the platform with new open APIs, providing the kind of access that was previously available only to Acronis and select integration partners such as ConnectWise, Microsoft and Google.

By accessing the platform, developers can create new data sources, new data locations, new data management functionality, and integrate their applications with Acronis cyber protection solutions.

Additionally, they can integrate Acronis into their application, system or marketplace.

By doing so, ISVs, OEMs, service providers, resellers and customers can drive new revenue and solve a greater number of use cases for themselves and the Acronis ecosystem.

Acronis currently serves a community of 50,000 channel partners, 500,000 businesses and 5,000,000 end-users.

Bringing cyber protection to life

Launching the Acronis Cyber Platform brings to life Acronis’ vision that modern cyber protection should incorporate data protection, cybersecurity, and privacy.

Modern data needs are growing daily from the amount of data to its different uses to the number of data sources and locations.

The only way to fully manage and safeguard that data is to address all Five Vectors of Cyber Protection – namely the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of data (SAPAS).

Existing Acronis services for backup, file sync and share, notary, and disaster recovery are already designed for SAPAS and are built on Acronis Cyber Infrastructure, Acronis Cyber Cloud and the APIs of the Acronis Cyber Platform.

 “Extending our cyber protection solutions with the opening of our platform and its APIs brings our vision to market and presents an opportunity for ISVs, OEMs, service providers and developers at organisations to extend their applications and extend the functionality of the Acronis suite or cyber protection solutions and make them available to our partner ecosystem,” says Acronis founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov.

Accessing the platform opens possibilities for third-party developers to address each specific vector or all five vectors at the same time

Committing to a Cyber Future

As part of today’s announcement, Acronis will be changing its product branding to reflect the growth potential cyber protection presents to the company and its partner ecosystem:

  • Acronis Cyber Cloud (formerly Acronis Data Cloud) is a platform that enables service providers to deliver cyber protection in an efficient and secure way. The upcoming update to Acronis Cyber Cloud 7.9 will be available to all Acronis customers and partners by the end of April, and will include support for G Suite backup and protection against crypto-miners, among many other new capabilities.
     
  • Acronis Cyber Infrastructure (formerly Acronis Software Defined Infrastructure) is a scalable software-defined infrastructure solution that uses industry-standard hardware and combines all types of storage workloads

According to IDC research director Phil Goodwin, “Research estimates that as many applications will be deployed in the next five years as have been in the previous 40 years, driving the need to not just manage data better, but to apply new security protection for that data.  

Partners react to Acronis Cyber Platform

ConnectWise chief product officer Jeff Bishop says, “The company has held the innovation banner high in the fast-growing convergence of data protection and cybersecurity.

“We are excited to have a role in the Acronis Cyber Platform through meaningful mutual integrations, which will certainly elevate the end-user experience.”

ConnectWise’s software is used by more than 25,000 companies and an ecosystem connects them to an extensive marketplace of solutions.

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