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REDPLAID Managed Hosting Selects Acronis Backup Solution from SWsoft

HERNDON, Va., October 31, 2007 — Attracted by lower pricing and competitive leasing options, REDPLAID Managed Hosting, a provider of secure and reliable dedicated hosting services, has chosen Acronis True Image Server from SWsoft to deliver data backup and recovery services to its dedicated server hosting customers. SWsoft is reselling the solution through an agreement with Acronis, Inc. of Burlington, Mass.

Acronis True Image Server is an award-winning disaster recovery, backup and disk imaging solution for Linux and Windows that provides comprehensive system protection and recovery of servers developed by Acronis. SWsoft enables service providers to manage the Acronis server through SWsoft Plesk or other control panel interfaces. SWsoft is a member of the Acronis Virtualization Partners alliance program.

"By purchasing Acronis True Image Server through SWsoft, we can offer our customers peace of mind with 24x7 protection of their business data and comprehensive disaster recovery in the event of a system failure. We can provide these services with minimal business interruption and downtime, at a very attractive price," said Richard Waidmann, president, REDPLAID Managed Hosting.

"Through our agreement with Acronis, we can provide powerful backup and recovery technology to REDPLAID and all our customers with an attractive business model," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. "This agreement and SWsoft's continued focus on technology innovation through our OPEN FUSION initiative advance an open hosting platform."

"Acronis is looking forward to providing REDPLAID with the tools it needs to help its customers protect valuable business data," said Walter Scott, CEO, Acronis. "SWsoft’s decision to offer Acronis True Image Server with competitive leasing options will make it easier for REDPLAID and other service providers to introduce new services and drive additional revenue from both new and existing customers."

OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of software as a service (SaaS) and traditional hosting services to help independent software vendors and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.


Pricing and Availability

Acronis True Image Server Light and Pro versions are available now from SWsoft and SWsoft partners worldwide. Monthly leasing agreements are available only for SWsoft partners. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com/en/products/plesk/acronis.


About REDPLAID Managed Hosting

REDPLAID Managed Hosting provides the most reliable, affordable, responsive, and secure Windows dedicated hosting and Linux dedicated hosting to run business critical 24x7 applications and ecommerce environments. REDPLAID offers the highest level of security in the dedicated hosting industry with a 100% Secure Guarantee within REDPLAID's industry-leading Service Level Agreement with money-back penalties should strict security standards not be achieved. REDPLAID Managed Hosting is the dedicated server hosting division of Connectria Corporation, one of the most-successful and fastest-growing technology companies in the U.S. as ranked by Deloitte & Touche. More information can be found at www.redplaid.com and www.connectria.com.


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.au. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.


About SWsoft

SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and 650,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo — the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels — the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk — the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.


Acronis is a registered trademark of Acronis, Inc. All other product and company names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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