Starboard Storage Systems and Acronis Bring Optimized Storage Solutions to Small and Medium Enterprises

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Technology Alliance Combines Highly Scalable Storage Infrastructure that Consolidates Mixed Workloads and Simplified Backup for Physical and Virtual Environments --- Starboard Storage Systems, a leader in Application-Crafted Storage for mixed workloads, and Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced a partnership that will deliver a storage platform capable of consolidating mixed workloads with backup in both physical and virtual environments.

Starboard AC72 Storage System

Starboard AC72 Storage System

We jointly provide customers simple primary storage, enhanced performance, simplified backup and more reliable data protection."

Technology Alliance Combines Highly Scalable Storage Infrastructure that Consolidates Mixed Workloads and Simplified Backup for Physical and Virtual Environments — Starboard Storage Systems, a leader in Application-Crafted Storage for mixed workloads, and Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced a partnership that will deliver a storage platform capable of consolidating mixed workloads with backup in both physical and virtual environments.

Starboard Storage and Acronis are committed to providing customers with easy-to-use, high performance, complete business continuity solutions. Together, the solution will deliver storage, data protection and recovery that will increase performance with SSDs, consolidate mixed workloads and simplify backup across both physical and virtual environments.

The Starboard AC72 Storage System is designed to dramatically simplify managing mixed workload environments that include unstructured, virtualized and structured data. The company eliminates many storage pain points through technology that is designed for small and medium enterprises, and built from the ground up to deliver SSD acceleration tiering and dynamic storage pooling delivering twice the performance of traditional NAS and SAN systems.

“We are pleased to have Acronis as a Starboard Storage technology alliance partner, so we can jointly provide customers simple primary storage, enhanced performance, simplified backup and more reliable data protection,” stated Starboard Storage Systems Chief Marketing Officer, Karl Chen. “In today's world of unstructured and virtualized data hyper-growth, ensuring management simplicity, performance and data safety is of paramount and growing concern. This is a shared core value of Starboard Storage and Acronis.”

As a technology alliance partner, Acronis will provide data protection and disaster recovery via Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11 for physical and virtual environments and Acronis vmProtect™ 7 for VMware® with vCenter™ integration, VM replication and Microsoft Exchange support that provides rapid recovery times for businesses worldwide.

“When we learned that the Starboard AC72 Storage System enables the consolidation of mixed workloads and optimizes performance, we felt that our backup and data protection products were a great fit,” said Seth Goodling, Virtualization Practice Manager at Acronis. “Together we are delivering one of the highest performing, most secure, easily managed and cost effective solutions available for operating mixed workloads in both physical and virtual environments.”

On Wednesday, April 4, the companies are co-delivering a webcast titled “Cut Storage Costs by 50% and Automate Your Backup,” featuring Lee Johns, vice president of Product Management at Starboard Storage Systems, and Seth Goodling, Virtualization Practice Manager at Acronis. To register, visit: http://bit.ly/GIahIp.

For more information on Starboard Storage please contact Starboard Storage sales at sales(at)starboardstorage(dot)com or 888-734-7726.

About Starboard Storage Systems:
Starboard Storage Systems is the innovator in Application-Crafted Storage™ systems for mixed workloads. Starboard Storage tackles the toughest storage problem facing small and medium enterprise (SME) IT administrators today — managing mixed storage workloads that include unstructured, virtualized and structured data. The Starboard AC72 Storage System delivers on the promise of sophisticated yet easy-to-manage storage for mixed workload environments. Starboard’s MAST architecture changes the price/performance equation relative to today’s SAN and NAS offerings. http://www.starboardstorage.com Follow @Starboardstorag on Twitter: http://twitter.com/starboardstorag.

About Acronis
Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its patented disk imaging technology enables corporations, SMBs and consumers to protect their digital assets. With Acronis' disaster recovery, deployment and migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 90 countries and available in up to 14 languages. For additional information, please visit http://www.acronis.com. Follow @Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.
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