I posted a little while ago about Acronis Online Backup with True Image Home 2010 and I started to hear on Twitter about Acronis offering a standalone version of their online backup service without True Image Home 2010.
From what I can gather on the website it is regularly priced at $4.95 / month or $49.99 / year for 250GB of backup space that can be shared by up to 5 computers. It run on Windows XP SP3 and up, including Windows 7. There is a free 2GB trial available as well to give the service a try before purchasing.
I will be writing a review up soon of my experience with the standalone version so check back later this week to read it.
The latest press release from Acronis is included below.
Acronis Online Backup Gives Consumers a Personal Digital Safety Deposit Box
Expanded Service Protects Users’ Critical Files, Photos and Financial Data With Secure Online Backup
BURLINGTON, MA–(Marketwire – January 21, 2010) – Acronis, Inc. (http://www.acronis.com), a provider of affordable, scalable onsite and offsite backup, disaster recovery and security solutions, is today announcing Acronis¬Æ Online Backup to give home users a personal digital safety deposit box. The expanded service will provide the power to backup critical files on multiple PCs and laptops to a secure, remote location.
The easy to use backup service provides consumers with peace of mind that their critical files — photos, music, correspondence, and financial data — are automatically being backed up over the Internet. Acronis Online Backup, a fully encrypted service, gives consumers the power to protect up to 250 GB of data — more than 15 times the average MP3 player’s worth of music — on up to five computers. Users can easily retrieve their files by logging into a secure location from any Internet-connected PC.
Providing the flexibility consumers demand, Acronis Online Backup is available both as a standalone service and as an integrated offering with Acronis True Image Home 2010. The common user interface of Acronis Online Backup and Acronis True Image Home 2010 makes for fast and easy setup of backups via the Internet or local storage. Acronis True Image Home 2010 provides fast file restore and the ability to recover the entire PC, including the operating system and applications, while Acronis Online Backup provides remote location data protection in case of theft or physical disaster.
Acronis Online Backup is a subscription-based service protecting an entire household’s digital information. The new software protects up to five PCs and laptops with the same account, a key enhancement given that nearly one third of the households own at least three computers (NPD Group survey, October 2009).
“The addition of Acronis Online Backup to our home product portfolio gives our users the widest backup options available on the market today,” said Sean Kinney, Vice President of Cloud Services at Acronis. “The powerful combination of online and on-site backup solutions provides Acronis consumers with the ultimate in data protection, knowing that their digital lives are safe and sound at all times.”
Pricing for Acronis Online Backup is $49.95 per year or $4.95 per month.
Acronis is the leading provider of onsite and offsite backup, disaster recovery and security solutions. Its patented disk imaging and management technology enables corporations and individuals to protect digital assets in physical and virtual environments. With Acronis’ backup, recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.