As more companies become more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, many are looking to cloud security services to protect their data.
Singapore-based data protection specialist Acronis hopes to address that need with its new Data Protection Platform, which cloud service providers can tap on to provide backup, disaster recovery and file-sharing services for businesses.
According to the company, the platform supports a wide range of deployment and business models, as well as technology environments in use by service providers, resellers and distributors today.
In a media statement this week, Serguei Beloussov, co-founder and chief executive officer of Acronis, said: “For companies everywhere, suffering from data loss and disasters is not a matter of if, but when it will happen.
“With the introduction of the Acronis Data Protection Platform, we make complete data protection easy, complete and affordable for businesses of all sizes and empower service providers and resellers to capitalise on this massive market opportunity.”
According to technology research firm IDC, data storage, backup and recovery is the top cloud infrastructure use case among businesses, with 55 per cent currently using or planning to use these external cloud infrastructure services in the next 12 months.
Meanwhile, Acronis also introduced a new cloud storage service that service providers can use to meet the needs of mobile workers.
Called Acronis Files Cloud, the service provides the ability to store documents and business files in a private cloud, while offering comprehensive security and controls – including encryption, audit trails and user management.