Acronis Storage

Meet Acronis Storage

A universal, cost-efficient, easy-to-use, and scalable software-defined storage solution that combines block, file, and object workloads and uses industry-standard hardware.


Unites file, block, and object-based storage in a single, software-defined, scale-out storage solution to cover all use cases and scenarios. Optimized to work with Acronis Data Cloud suite of products.


Manages overhead and solves data integrity with Acronis CloudRAID. Encrypts data at rest using AES-256-bit encryption. Incorporates Acronis Notary with blockchain to ensure data authenticity.

Fast and Scalable

Up to five times faster than the Ceph and other SDS products. Scales from terabytes to tens of petabytes. Includes SSD caching, automatic load balancing, and parallel replication for fast performance.


Provides smart automation, rapid GUI management, and support for industry-standard hardware. Optimized to work with other Acronis products. Highly optimized for low memory and CPU usage.


Separates the software from the hardware for increased flexibility. Offers flexible licensing, including a pay-as-you-go model. Easy to manage and maintain, minimizing IT’s workload.


Uses Acronis’ storage technology, which has been in production at 14 Acronis’ Data Centers worldwide for more than 6 years. Stores more than 100+ PB of data, backed up from more than 125,000 servers, PCs, and mobile devices.

Typical Usage Scenarios on a Single Cluster

Acronis Storage architecture allows it to support all typical workloads. Use it as a back-end storage for Acronis Files Cloud, Acronis Backup Cloud, Open-Xchange, vSphere, Hyper V, Microsoft Exchange or as shared storage for general needs like documents, graphics, video files. Different workloads can be applied to the same storage.

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

Acronis Storage is optimized to deliver exceptional performance even for partial file updates. It provides support for Network File Systems (NFS). You can use Kerberos and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to control permissions.

Object Storage

Lets you build your own AWS S3-compatible cloud storage for applications and cloud services with unlimited scalability to billions of objects. Acronis Storage provides the best storage for Acronis Files Cloud.

High-performance Storage

Acronis Storage is highly efficient and provides fast block storage for high-performance tasks. Run Virtual Machines (VMs) or databases directly from Acronis Storage with highly available iSCSI Interface targets.

Acronis CloudRAID

Solves the data-rebuild problem and offers better data protection and performance with managed overhead and load balancing.

  • Leverages erasure coding technology and replication to reconstruct data
  • Mathematically fragments data across the cluster so it can be accessed even when your hardware fails
  • Let's you configure overhead and redundancy for optimal protection and performance
  • Automates data and balances the load to reduce manual operations
  • Ideal for fault-tolerant, 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

Acronis Storage includes integration with Acronis Notary to leverage blockchain and ensure the authenticity of data saved in object storage to improve regulatory compliance.

  • Provides immutable logging and watermarking
  • Protects data and metadata
  • Intellectual property assets
  • Property registry documents
  • Medical files
  • Ensures authenticity and integrity of the data
  • Chain-of-evidence for court documents
  • Police or security camera footage
  • Long-term archiving subject to audit
  • Business data

Scalability from One Host to Unlimited
Hyper-Scale Storage

Scaling up

  • Add/upgrade CPU, RAM, I/O controllers without interrupting the service
  • Add SSD cache on live production system
  • Upgrade or add disks to storage node at any time
  • Grow it as needed to lower initial costs

Scaling out

  • Easily add more storage nodes
  • 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 storage requirements as your business dictates