September 19th, 2013 by Mark Kidd
LenovoEMC and Acronis Introduce Server, PC, and NAS Backup Solution
LenovoEMC today announced the launch of a NAS-driven data protection solution that unifies backup across servers and PCs as well as providing backup of the LenovoEMC px Series NAS itself to a network target. Acronis Backup & Recovery for Lenovo EMC NAS is available today worldwide as an add-on application download for existing Lenovo EMC px Series devices. In Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, a new Lenovo EMC px Series Acronis Backup Appliance product is also available in a desktop form factor with 2-6 drive bays, as well as 1U and 2U rackmount models wth up to 12 bays or 48TB.
The Lenovo EMC px Series Acronis Backup Appliance bundles one Windows server license and one Linux server license for Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5. Acronis imaging technology synchronizes a complete disk image of server operating system, applications, and data to the NAS. On the client PC side, LenovoEMC px NAS appliances include three licenses of Arconis True Image Lite 2013 to provide protection for Windows PCs.
The Acronis backup engine resides on the NAS in order to provide automated and incremental backup from the NAS to a network storage target, which according to LenovoEMC will compete on reliability and speed with existing options built from open source file copying tools. The Lenovo EMC px Acronis Backup Appliance also incorporates the Milestone Arcus and MindTree SecureMind video surveillance applications with support for PC, Mac, and Linux clients.
px Series Appliance Features
- Snapshots with VSS
- EMC Atmos Cloud Connector
- EMC Avamar data deduplication
- RAID protection with hot swap drives
- UPS support
- McAfee VirusScan user quotas
- Device-to-device data replication for business continuity
- Cross-platform file sharing
- Simultaneous iSCSI block access
- Dual GbE connections with port bonding and link aggregation
- LenovoEMC Personal Cloud
- Active Directory support
- Remote access
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo EMC px Family Acronis Backup Appliance is now available in Europe and Asia in desktop and rackmount models. The appliances are offered diskless, and in Asia are available prepopulated with 8TB of storage for customers. Pricing starts at €555 for the diskless model.
Previous Lenovo EMC px series customers can purchase Acronis Backup & Recovery for Lenovo EMC NAS at $49. Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Windows and Linux Servers bundled with Acronis Backup & Recovery for LenovoEMC NAS is available at $249.