Scale adds Acronis backup to HCI set-up

Scale Computing, the hyperconverged systems vendor, is OEMing Acronis Backup to add archiving and disaster recovery to its systems.

Scale’s HC3 includes a data protection suite which offers high-availability, backup, replication and recovery. It says many customers have augmented this to add protection features such as disaster recovery and support of NAS or SAN as target devices.

By OEMing Acronis Backup, Scale can now offer customers archiving, anti-ransomware and disaster recovery as well as Acronis’ backup facilities. These include supporting the public cloud and on-premises HC3 virtual disks, NAS and SAN as backup storage targets.

Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready said: “Our technologies are highly complementary, and HC3 customers…will also benefit from the performance, ROI and TCO advantages offered by Acronis Backup.”

Jeff Ready, Scale Computing CEO

Acronis Backup has full bare-metal systems recovery, meaning a backup image can be restored to a server minus an OS. It also has universal restore to the same or dissimilar hardware, as well as  granular recovery levels from files and folders up through virtual machines to systems.

Blocks & Files thinks the Scale-Acronis tie-in may prompt other hyperconverged system vendors, such as Cisco, DataCore, and Pivot3 to offer similar deals integrating data protection, archiving and DR into their offerings.

Datrium already offers disaster recovery and NetApp teams up with Veeam with its Elements HCI product. HPE has RapidDR for its SimpliVity HCI system.

Dell EMC’s VxRail hyperconverged system includes backup and replication, with RecoverPoint, Avamar-based vSphere Data Protection and optional Data Domain for deduplicated backup and recovery. It also has Cloud Array which supports backups stored on the public cloud.

Acronis Backup is available for purchase from Scale Computing today.