Acronis has announced the acquisition of 5nine, a producer of software for Microsoft solutions. It has not been disclosed how much money is involved in the acquisition.

5nine is described by Acronis as a company offering end-to-end cloud solutions for Hyper-V as well as an “agentless and multi-layer security solution for Hyper-V and Azure”.

It is the intention to integrate the 5nine technology into the Acronis Cyber Platform. On the Cyber Platform, developers will have the opportunity to customise security solutions from Acronis. By adding 5nine, managed service providers (MSPs) and IT professionals should be able to simplify things like orchestration.

On the other hand, Acronis Cyber Infrastructure should also benefit from the purchased software. Customers and partners should be able to more easily migrate workloads from their physical or virtual infrastructure to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure, Microsoft Azure or both. 5nine has knowledge about cloud migration, management and monitoring.

As a result of the acquisition, 5nine will continue as a subsidiary of Acronis. The new owner expresses the intention to further invest in 5nine’s Cloud Management, Cloud Migration and Security Platform. Acronis itself also has the necessary experience with the Microsoft ecosystem. Both parties are Microsoft Gold Certified partners and intend to continue the activities around Microsoft software.

Data protection

Acronis recently launched a new approach to data protection. The company itself claims that its approach makes traditional backup and data protection methods superfluous. This is achieved by means of three services: the aforementioned Cyber Platform and Cyber Infrastructure and Cyber Protect. Cyber Protect is a modular security solution consisting of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.