Acronis is a well-known company that offers various services including cloud backup, disaster recovery, secure file sync and data access. Today, Acronis is opening up its API to allow customers and developers to integrate its services into their own solutions. That means third-party applications can benefit from Acronis’ extensive list of services.
Acronis Cyber Platform
The core values of Acronis Cyber Platform includes Safety, Accessibility, Privacy, Authenticity and Security of Data (SAPAS). While indeed Acronis has been providing those services directly to their customers through its sophisticated application suite. However, some enterprise customers or startups might prefer to have the services built directly into their own existing systems. Hence, opening its API will offer more versatility and directly benefit their customers.
Acronis President & Co-founder Stas Protassov shared his thoughts on why this is one of the most important moves from Acronis. By giving Developers and ISVs the opportunity to leverage on the existing ecosystem, it allows the developers to focus on developing and innovating their solutions. Not to mention it is cheaper and faster because the platform allows the customer to build up their business like Legos.
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.
Acronis Cyber Platform Availability
The Acronis Cyber Platform is currently in early access availability. During the early access period, developer support is available. General availability, formal training and certification for the Acronis Cyber Platform will be available at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 in Miami, FL, October 13-16. The company’s first partner and customer event, the Summit feature a world-class line-up of industry and cybersecurity speakers, including Robert Herjavec and Eric O’Neill. Similar regional summits will be hosted in Singapore in September and Abu Dhabi in December.
ISVs, OEMs and service providers can request early access to the Acronis Cyber Platform APIs by visiting the early-access registration page.