Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 released!

Bagaudin SatuevGlobal Community Evangelist
Meet modern IT demands with a scale-out, cost-efficient and multi-purpose solution for the Edge.

Hello Experts-Exchange community members, our partners and customers,

We have now released highly anticipated new version of Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0, a major update to our universal software-defined infrastructure solution that uses industry-standard hardware and combines compute, software-defined network, block, file, and object storage workloads.

This product was formerly known as Acronis Storage and Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure.

With this release, Acronis Cyber Infrastructure brings improvements in performance and stability for core infrastructure solution for our customers. Now we fully support different use cases such as virtual private cloud, hybrid cloud, managed private cloud, and hybrid storage solution.

With Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0, customers can benefit from application-consistent snapshots of Linux and Windows virtual machine volumes and flexible virtual networking with support for virtual routers, source network address translation (SNAT), static routes, and floating IP addresses.

Service providers can now manage edge customers easily with multi-tenant support and self-service abilities that help end customers control and track their resources. Service providers can also brand their solutions and integrate them seamlessly with their billing and CRM software — an OpenStack-compatible API makes it simple.

One of the most popular components — Acronis Backup Gateway just got many improvements, including an intuitive interface for geo-replication, plus asynchronous replication that allows customers to build optimal backup destinations for local storage, private and public storage needs.

What’s New in Details?

Compute Virtualization

Self-service Panel. A separate, completely customizable interface allows end customers to manage their own compute resources.

Tenant management. Service providers can now manage the projects and resource quotas of their end customers in the admin panel. Quotas for the following resources are supported:

  • vCPUs,
  • RAM,
  • storage for volumes and snapshots (per storage policy),
  • floating IP addresses.

Application-consistent snapshots. Ability to create snapshots of virtual machine volumes compatible with Linux and Windows deployments.

Virtual routers. Service providers can now configure flexible virtual networking environments. Includes support for virtual routers, Source Network Address Translation (SNAT) and static routing.

Floating IP addresses. Self-service panel users can now expose their virtual machines on public networks.

SSH keys. Self-service panel users can now enable secure access to their virtual machines.

High availability for virtual machines. Automatic workload restoration in case of node failure.

Initial customization of virtual machines. Initial guest OS customization with cloud-init scripts is now available when creating virtual machines.

More guest operating systems. Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Advanced memory management. Improved performance thanks to dynamic balancing of virtual machines between NUMA nodes on the host.

Virtual machine shelving. End customers using the self-service panel can release vCPU/RAM resources in their projects. Acronis partners can free up reserved vCPUs/RAM on their hosts.


Grafana dashboards for Acronis Backup Gateway. The new dashboards show service state, availability and performance, as well as network bandwidth, migration/replication backlog, memory and CPU usage. These charts help troubleshoot situations like insufficient space, expired certificates, network disconnects, and lack of free RAM.


Acronis Backup Gateway geo-replication. You can now easily configure asynchronous replication and failover between two Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0 clusters.

Acronis Backup Gateway re-registration. You can now reconnect Acronis Backup 12.5 deployments restored from backup to same Acronis Backup Gateways.

Persistent reservations for iSCSI. Full functionality is enabled for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi and Linux initiators.


High availability for admin panel.  High availability is automatically enabled on the five-node Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Appliance during initial setup.


Improved installer. The installation program has been overhauled for better user experience.

UI and UX:

Improved navigation for the compute service and settings.

Other enhancements. Better overall stability and performance.

For full list of new features and improvements, please take a look at release notes here.


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