StorMagic and Acronis Unite for Enhanced Data Protection Solutions

StorMagic and Acronis Unite for Enhanced Data Protection Solutions

The News: StorMagic has unveiled immediate integration of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with StorMagic SvSAN for enhanced data availability, protection, and recoverability. This collaboration will help managed service providers (MSPs) to meet stringent recovery point and recovery time objectives and service levels for availability, while controlling costs. For more details, see the complete press release on the StorMagic website.

StorMagic and Acronis Unite for Enhanced Data Protection Solutions

Analyst Take: StorMagic SvSAN architecture is designed to provide high availability (HA) with minimal resources. Specifically, it provides active-active asynchronous replication between two servers, so that an exact data copy and server and storage infrastructure are available for immediate failover, should the primary environment experience a failure or otherwise go offline. This is notable because historically, HA configurations have been notoriously costly and complicated to architect, implement, and manage. For this reason, they have largely been reserved for mission-critical workloads, and generally difficult for smaller organizations to attain. SvSAN offers a simplified, more flexible, and cost-effective approach to HA – a hyperconverged configuration that only requires two x86 servers and a hypervisor for HA, with vSphere, Hyper-V, and KVM all supported, and multiple generations and types of servers and storage arrays able to be intermixed. This better empowers MSPs to meet stringent service levels for uptime and availability.

The integration with Acronis Cyber Protect complements the HA story with data backup and recovery, endpoint management, and security features such as vulnerability assessment and patch management. It is important to recognize that the release of Acronis Cyber Protect version 16 in February 2024 added several new and enhanced capabilities including simplified multi-site management, the ability to consolidate IT Operations tools with endpoint detection and response, and one-click data recovery, all of which further simplify data protection and cybersecurity operations for IT and security teams alike. It also added support for immutable backup copies that inhibit malicious tampering and extended anti-malware capabilities to better detect evolving threats such as AI-driven phishing attacks.

The integration of Cyber Protect and SvSAN paves a streamlined path for MSPs to more comprehensive cyber-resiliency, merging data protection and recoverability with system failover and business continuity. For the end customer, the result is greater resilience against the ongoing onslaught of cyber-attacks, and improved ability to meet the growing compliance requirements of data privacy legislation – especially for organizations working within tight budget constraints, and startup or smaller companies aiming to grow efficiently, with reliability and security.

Disclosure: The Futurum Group is a research and advisory firm that engages or has engaged in research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, including those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.

Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of The Futurum Group as a whole.

Other Insights from The Futurum Group:

Earnings, Insights, and Innovation: Palo Alto, IBM, Lenovo, and Hammerspace – Infrastructure Matters, Episode 32

Unlocking Data Protection Excellence: How AI and SaaS Solutions Secure Your Future– Infrastructure Matters Insider Edition

At the Intersection of Data Protection and Security with NetApp – Infrastructure Matters Insider

Author Information

At The Futurum Group, Paul Nashawaty, Practice Leader and Lead Principal Analyst, specializes in application modernization across build, release and operations. With a wealth of expertise in digital transformation initiatives spanning front-end and back-end systems, he also possesses comprehensive knowledge of the underlying infrastructure ecosystem crucial for supporting modernization endeavors. With over 25 years of experience, Paul has a proven track record in implementing effective go-to-market strategies, including the identification of new market channels, the growth and cultivation of partner ecosystems, and the successful execution of strategic plans resulting in positive business outcomes for his clients.

With a focus on data security, protection, and management, Krista has a particular focus on how these strategies play out in multi-cloud environments. She brings approximately a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Krista led the data center practice for Evaluator Group and the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Bringing more than a decade of varying experience crossing multiple sectors such as legal, financial, and tech, Sam Holschuh is an accomplished professional that excels in ensuring success across various industries. Currently, Sam serves as an Industry Analyst at The Futurum Group, where collaborates closely with practice leads in the areas of application modernization, DevOps, storage, and infrastructure. With a keen eye for research, Sam produces valuable insights and custom content to support strategic initiatives and enhance market understanding.

Rooted in the fields of tech, law, finance operations and marketing, Sam provides a unique viewpoint to her position, fostering innovation and delivering impactful solutions within the industry.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics from Colorado State University and is passionate about leveraging her diverse skill set to drive growth and empower clients to succeed in today's rapidly evolving landscape.


Latest Insights:

Camberly Bates, Chief Technology Advisor at The Futurum Group, highlights Solidigm's groundbreaking work in AI, sustainability, and edge innovations presented at the Six Five Summit. Solidigm's advancements are set to redefine the future of data storage, emphasizing efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Oracle Exadata Exascale Debuts Aiming to Unite the Best of Exadata Database Intelligent Architecture and Cloud Elasticity to Boost Performance for Key Workloads
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall examines why the Exadata Exascale debut can be viewed as optimally uniting Exadata with the cloud to provide customers a highly performant, economical infrastructure for their Oracle databases with hyper-elastic resources expanding Oracle’s market by making Exadata attractive to small organizations with low entry configuration and small workload affordability.
Brad Tompkins, Executive Director at VMware User Group (VMUG), joins Keith Townsend & Dave Nicholson to share insights on how the VMware community is navigating the company's acquisition by Broadcom, focusing on continuity and innovation.
On this episode of The Six Five Webcast, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman discuss AWS Summit New York 2024, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked July 2024, Apple & Microsoft leave OpenAI board, AMD acquires Silo, Sequoia/A16Z/Goldman rain on the AI parade, and Oracle & Palantir Foundry & AI Platform.