AcronisSoftware-Defined Infrastructure 2.5

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Universal Software-Defined Infrastructure for Your Data Center

Meet Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure

Now there’s a universal, cost-efficient, easy-to-use, and scalable software-defined infrastructure solution that uses industry-standard hardware and combines compute, software-defined network, block, file, and object storage workloads: Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure.


Cover all use-cases and scenarios with one solution. Acronis unites software-defined compute, network and storage in a single, scalable product. Acronis’ solution has been optimized to work with Acronis Data Cloud’s suite of products.


Solve data integrity issues and know your data is secure with Acronis CloudRAID built-in. Acronis also encrypts data at rest using AES-256-bit encryption and incorporates Acronis Notary with blockchain to ensure data authenticity.

Fast and Scalable

Experience up to five times faster storage than the Ceph and other SDS products – Acronis’ solution scales from terabytes to tens of petabytes. You can count on fast performance with integrated SSD caching, automatic load balancing, and parallel replication.


Save time with money with a solution that has smart automation, rapid GUI management and support for industry-standard hardware. Optimized to work with other Acronis products, you can be sure the compute workload will not affect storage operations.


Enjoy increased flexibility because Acronis separates the software from the hardware and offers flexible licensing, including a pay-as-you-go model. Easy to manage and maintain, working with Acronis minimizes IT's workload.


Work with a trusted solution. Acronis' storage technology has been in production at Acronis data centers worldwide for more than seven years, storing more than 200+ PB of data that’s been backed up from more than 125,000 servers, PCs and mobile devices.

What’s New in Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure 2.5

Technical preview of Virtualization and Software-Defined Network

Enjoy easy-to-configure, high availability for compute services and virtual machines. Run virtual machines on Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure nodes in the hyper-converged mode or the traditional way. Establish private software-defined networking for VMs and define their storage policies. 

Performance improvements

Experience up to 25 percent better I/O latency and lower CPU utilization with RDMA and InfiniBand support. Users can eliminate extra latency and use fast multi-threaded I/O handling in the Linux kernel via  new fast-path approach. Fiber Channel support also delivers quicker block-storage access.

New comprehensive monitoring

Manage storage with greater ease using built-in monitoring tools. Now pre-integrated Prometheus engine and pre-configured Grafana dashboards show the status of nodes, disks, network, latency, performance, storage services, etc. so administrators can ensure that systems are up and running smoothly since they can troubleshoot problems before they impact end-users or third-party systems.

Development or Staging Environment

Development or Staging Environment

Now you can get a test environment that is easy to configure and manage, and that will not affect your storage system performance. Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure runs virtual machines and provides full software-defined network support

Archive Storage

Keep Acronis Backup Cloud and Acronis Backup 12.5 backup data secure anywhere – on-premises and in public clouds such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, or on Network Attached Storage (NAS). You can also replicate data to another data center.

File Storage

Experience exceptional performance for even partial file updates. Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure is optimized to support Network File Systems (NFS) and you can use Kerberos and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to control permissions.

Object Storage

Build your own AWS S3-compatible cloud storage for applications and cloud services with unlimited scalability to billions of objects. Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure provides the best storage for Acronis Files Cloud.

High-performance Storage

Depend on fast block storage for high-performance tasks. Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure is highly efficient and allows you to run Virtual Machines (VMs) or databases with highly available iSCSI Interface targets.

Acronis CloudRAID


Solve any data-rebuild problems and get better data protection and performance with managed overhead and load balancing via Acronis CloudRAID.

  • Leverages erasure coding technology and replication to reconstruct data
  • Fragments data across the cluster mathematically so it can be accessed even when your hardware fails
  • Lets you configure overhead and redundancy for optimal protection and performance
  • Automates data and balances the load to reduce manual operations
  • Avoids common issues with large dataset scenarios
  • Provides high-performance erasure encoding, even for hot data to increase the safety of any types of data
  • Replaces traditional RAID systems, SAN, and NAS
  • Includes a log-structured file system with storage tiers and failure-domains to achieve strong data consistency

Acronis Notary


Improve regulatory compliance and ensure the authenticity of data saved in object storage. Acronis Notary is already built-in to Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure, leveraging the power of blockchain technology.

  • Provides immutable logging and watermarking
  • Protects data and metadata 
  • Certifies intellectual property assets
  • Defends property registry documents
  • Safeguards medical files
  • Ensures the authenticity and integrity of data
  • Delivers chain-of-evidence proof for court documents
  • Furnishes police or security camera footage
  • Offers long-term archiving for files subject to audit
  • Shields business data

Scalability from One Host to Unlimited Hyper-Scale

Scaling up
  • Add or upgrade CPU, RAM, I/O controllers without interrupting the service
  • Add SSD cache on live production system
  • Add or upgrade disks to storage node at any time
  • Add storage as needed to lower initial costs
Scaling out
  • Add more storage and/or compute nodes with ease
  • Change failure domains (host/disk) on live production systems without service interrupt
  • Improve performance, capacity, reliability, and access, replication and recovery speed
  • Start small and expand system requirements as your business dictates

Three Licensing Models

PAYG/SPLA for cloud service providers
  • Storage commitment is combined with your overall service provider cloud commitment
  • Billing is based on the average storage used per month 
  • Storage consumed by Acronis Backup Cloud is free for CSPs
  • Compute consumption is free for Technical Preview
  • Pricing includes maintenance and support
Subscription for fixed-term contracts
  • Purchase in a range of fixed-capacity units, which are combined for the total capacity required
  • Available in extendable one, three, and five-year terms
  • Scales from 10 TB to unlimited capacity 
  • Includes maintenance and support
  • Compute consumption is free for Technical Preview
  • Customers pay a one-time price that includes the first year of maintenance/support
  • Customers must purchase yearly maintenance to receive continuous updates
  • Scales from 10 TB to unlimited capacity
  • Compute consumption is free for Technical Preview

ESG Lab confirms that Acronis' agile and efficient software-defined storage is easy-to-use, proven, cost-efficient, and scalable, outperforming the competition by 100 to 300 percent.

The Foundation for Acronis Data Cloud

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure components have been in production for more than six years at Acronis' data centers worldwide, storing over 200 PB of customer data. Integration with the Acronis Data Cloud suite of products increases efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

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System Requirements

Storage or Storage and Management

2 CPU cores
3xHDDs, 100 GB minimal


One CPU core per 8 HDDs 
Intel Xeon E5 or faster
16 GB RAM + 0.5 GB per HDD
3xHDDs, 100 GB minimal

Compute or Storage and Compute

4 CPU cores
3xHDDs, 100 GB minimal


32 CPU Xeon cores 
64 GB+ RAM
3xHDDs, 100 GB minimal

Storage and Compute and Management

16 CPU cores
3xHDDs, 100 GB minimal


32 CPU Xeon cores 
64 GB+ RAM
3xHDDs, 100 GB minimal

Acronis Professional Services

If your organization has a complex IT infrastructure or limited IT resources, Acronis Professional Services can assist you with the design, integration, implementation and on-going operation of your Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure solution.

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