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December 09, 2011 12:30 ET

AppAssure Software Significantly Outperforms Acronis in Lab Tests

OpenBench Labs Finds AppAssure Backup, Replication & Recovery Software 5x Faster Than Acronis Backup & Recovery 11

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 9, 2011) - A new lab report released by OpenBench Labs, an independent technology testing and consulting firm, found that AppAssure Software, the global leader and award-winning developer of unified backup, replication and recovery software for virtual, physical and cloud environments, dramatically surpassed Acronis in speed, storage utilization and functionality.

In a series of disk-to-disk backup and recovery tests, OpenBench Labs compared AppAssure v4.7 Backup, Replication & Recovery Software with Acronis Backup & Recovery 11. Results from the comparison showed that AppAssure ran 5x faster than Acronis on full and incremental backups with data deduplication and verification. Also, Acronis backup files were typically 100x larger before data deduplication and Acronis agents imposed 4x more overhead on CPU during backups.

Many customers choose AppAssure over Acronis for backing up virtual and physical IT environments. "We tested several different backup systems to find out which provided us the fastest backups, the easiest recovery and the best utilization of backup resources," said John Grimes, System Administrator for EFG Companies, a leading automotive retail services company. He chose AppAssure over Acronis to backup his virtual and physical servers while undergoing a complete conversion to virtualization and noted, "AppAssure nailed all three for us."

"AppAssure completely revolutionizes backup, replication and recovery with its own changed-block tracking technology for both virtual and physical servers," stated Jack Fegreus, Founder and Managing Director of OpenBench Labs. "Using this technology, AppAssure creates incremental backup files that only contain changed blocks, making an AppAssure incremental backup nearly free of duplicated data."

In addition, results showed that only AppAssure's Backup, Replication & Recovery software recovered all application items, including SQL Server databases and Exchange email messages, from any incremental backup. Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 did not recover any application-level data from standard full or incremental backups. To recover application-level data, OpenBench Labs was required to create a special backup with separate Acronis backup software for each application.

"AppAssure's very fast backup times include its Assured Recovery™ technology, which includes deep verification of the backup file and testing of application recoverability," said Fegreus. "For any mission-critical virtual or physical server, IT can use AppAssure to maintain a warm standby VM distinguished by a five-minute RPO and near-zero RTO for Disaster Recovery. No data protection software tested by OpenBench Labs has been able to match AppAssure's ability to provide a warm VM for both virtual and physical production servers while maintaining a five-minute RPO as well as a five-minute RTO."

To read the full OpenBench Labs report which compares AppAssure and Acronis, please go here

"Our focus on customer and partner needs helps us develop innovative backup technologies that perform significantly better than legacy backup tools," said Najaf Husain, AppAssure Software's President and CEO. "This lab report validates that AppAssure is a much more scalable and high-performance backup product which outperforms Acronis by a significant margin."

Pricing and Availability
AppAssure Backup, Replication & Recovery Software is available now and starts at $899 USD. For further information, please contact AppAssure Software at 1-866-459-6653 or +44-1306-888864 in EMEA or visit the company's website at To request a demo or free trial software, please visit

About AppAssure Software
AppAssure, the global leader in complete server, data and application protection, for virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures, delivers customer-proven backup, replication and recovery software that assures recovery in minutes. AppAssure's groundbreaking technology uniquely guarantees instant and 100% reliable data and application recovery from your server to your datacenter -- to your cloud. AppAssure's innovative software permits VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, Windows Server backup, Microsoft Exchange Server backup, and goes beyond protecting data, to protecting entire applications in both virtual and physical environments, enabling service providers and enterprises to adopt a cloud model to deliver fast, reliable and secure data protection. With 3,450% growth over the past three years and more than 5,000 customers, partners and service providers in over 50 countries, AppAssure is the world's fastest growing backup, replication and software company, ranked by Inc. Magazine. The company has now posted 18 consecutive quarters of growth. Learn more about AppAssure Software by visiting

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