Combination of companies’ offerings will help MSPs better manage and secure hybrid cloud environments
Acronis is bulking up its capabilities in protecting and managing Microsoft-based hybrid cloud environments with the acquisition of 5nine, a 10-year-old company with expertise in Azure cloud and Hyper-V virtualization.
The Lowdown: Acronis plans to integrate cloud technologies into its Acronis Cyber Platform and make the new services available to MSPs and enterprises via its Acronis Cyber Cloud Solutions portal.
The Details: 5nine offers a range of products for managing and securing cloud environments and migrating workloads to the cloud. The combination of its technologies with Acronis’ offerings will make it easier for channel partners and end customers to migrate workloads from their on-premises physical or virtual data center environments to Microsoft Azure or Acronis Cyber Infrastructure, a platform for the edge.
Acronis officials said the company will continue investing in 5nine’s eponymous cloud management, cloud migration, and cloud security offerings. The 10-year-old 5nine will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Acronis. No financial details of the deal were released.
The Impact: With 5nine’s services in the fold, Acronis’ 50,000 partners – including MSPs and cloud service providers – will be able to more easily manage their hybrid infrastructure applications and data, according to Acronis officials. 5nine’s offerings are designed to unify cloud migration, monitoring, and management. Both Acronis and 5nine are Microsoft Gold Certified partners.
Background: Acronis continues to leverage a recent $147 million funding round announced in September to build out its business and its partner channel. The company in October announced it was investing $10 million to grow its service provider program and last month said it was taking on global distributor Ingram Micro as a channel for its cybersecurity offerings.
The Buzz: “By adding 5nine’s solutions to our portfolio of cyberprotection products and services, we’re giving our partners and customers an easy way to adopt the Microsoft hybrid cloud platform,” said Acronis founder and CEO Serguei Beloussov. “With a combined solution, organizations will be able to migrate all or select workloads to the cloud and then manage both on-premises and cloud virtual machines with a single interface. We envision combining the functionality of the two solutions by extending Acronis’ easy-to-use single pane of glass, resulting in IT administrators monitoring, managing, and ensuring cyberprotection for all workloads, regardless of their location.”
“By combining with Acronis, we will be able to accelerate product innovation, expand our distribution channel, and leverage our existing technology to meet customer requirements,” 5nine CEO Karen Armor said. “With the knowledge gained from almost a decade of experience managing and protecting Microsoft virtual machines on behalf of our customers, we are certain that this acquisition will drive cloud adoption and ensure secure and reliable cloud infrastructure deployments worldwide.”