Acronis picks Western Digital for high-capacity storage

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Cyber protection firm Acronis has selected Western Digital’s Ultrastar Data60 and Ultrastar Data102 high-capacity hybrid storage platforms, to meet capacity demands and support the business’ long-term expansion plans, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Acronis turned to technology partner DIAWAY OÜ to design a scalable architecture that could be deployed across its 14 global data centres and they selected Western Digital.

To keep pace with constantly growing data demands, Acronis needed a cost-efficient storage solution that could deliver rock-solid reliability and data protection, as it adds capacity over time.

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Acronis has completed Phase One of the planned overhaul, upgrading most of its worldwide storage infrastructure with Western Digital Ultrastar platforms. Its global environment now totals more than 220 petabytes of capacity, with more to be added.

By investing in Western Digital’s Ultrastar platforms, Acronis has reduced its storage acquisition and operational costs, and simplified the management of its vast, global storage footprint. Having a standardised global storage architecture on Western Digital means capacity planning is much easier and costs are more predictable.

Alex Beyk, director of global technical operations at Acronis said that their growth as a company depends on their ability to offer customers efficient and reliable cyber protection solutions at an affordable price.

“With DIAWAY, we have an integrator that truly understands our needs, and with Western Digital, we’re getting a storage solution that we can trust, with a total cost of ownership that other storage vendors could not match,” said Beyk.

Western Digital said that with silicon-to-systems capabilities, Ultrastar Data platforms provide the long-term reliability that Acronis’ customers demand. They include features like IsoVibe vibration isolation technology to help maintain consistent performance under heavy workloads, and ArcticFlow thermal zone cooling technology, providing an efficient cooling solution that enhances drive reliability.