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Scale Computing and Acronis announce new Business Resilience System built for MSPs

By Catherine Knowles, Tue 26 Oct 2021

Scale Computing and Acronis have come together to release a new Business Resilience System (BRS) for MSPs, Purpose Built for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.

The scalable Business Resilience appliance allows for instant recovery of all critical workloads in an environment, regardless of where those workloads are running, the company states.

Integrated with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, the BRS for MSPs solution is designed to deliver the agility of a hybrid cloud data protection platform, while also giving service providers the confidence that they will meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and improve recovery times.

Scale Computing and Acronis partnered closely on the integrated technology powering the BRS for MSPs appliance family, to give service providers the ability to back-up VMware, Hyper-V, Scale Computing HC3 or even physical workloads and endpoints, and then power them on as virtual machines (VMs) on the local BRS appliance.

Utilising the convert to VM functionality in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, this allows BRS to function as a local backup and disaster recovery (DR) target for any environment, giving MSPs the ability to get critical workloads back up and running instantly on-premises.

The Scale Computing Business Resilience System is a new line of HC3 appliances designed to work with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and support end-to-end business continuity strategies such as backup and rapid local recoveries. It includes deeper and low cost storage, virtualisation capability and integration with Acronis.

According to the companies, Scale Computing BRS for MSPs, Purpose Built for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, offers service providers the following benefits:

A hybrid approach to allow data and applications to interoperate across boundaries (for example, cloud versus on-premises).

Data protection, including active ransomware protection, granular-file level backups, disaster recovery, long-term archiving, and the ability to instantly spin up workloads on-premises. When combining BRS and Cyber Protect Cloud, MSPs can reduce client downtime as the platform scales out storage requirements.

Utilising the convert to VM functionality in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, users can back up VMware, Hyper-V, Scale Computing HC3, or physical workloads and power them on as VMs on the BRS appliance. This allows BRS to function as a target for any environment.

According to the companies, the solution was designed to improve the bottom line of service providers. As such, it utilises an integrated platform with Scale Computing's interface to reduce confusion and management tasks.

Acronis vice president and general manager Americas Pat Hurley says, “Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is rapidly becoming the go-to-platform for Managed Service Providers that are modernising their stack of tools to protect their clients from downtime due to cyber attacks while at the same time addressing the growing list of requirements from a compliance and regulatory standpoint.

"With the new Scale Computing BRS for MSPs, Acronis partners and their clients benefit from a hybrid cloud solution that delivers instant recovery for all workloads.”

Scale Computing CEO and co-founder Jeff Ready says, “Scale Computing has a strong reputation for delivering organisations resiliency for their operations.

"The Business Resilience System for MSPs, Purpose Built for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, takes this to another level by giving MSPs everything they need to protect their clients from downtime, lost revenue, and fallout from cyber attacks."

Ready says, "We integrated our HC3 technology with Acronis industry leading data protection and cybersecurity cloud solutions so MSPs can stay ahead of modern cyber threats with award winning anti-ransomware.

"As an organisation we are committed to the success of our channel partners, and the BRS for MSPs hybrid cloud solution will help service providers increase revenue through better service levels and new services.

"Scale Computing is a Partner First organisation, and this offering helps deliver on that promise.”

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