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Acronis Joins Red Hat ISV Partner Program — Becomes Red Hat Ready Partner


Acronis True Image for Linux promises speedy recovery for open source systems

December 01, 2006, Burlington, Mass. — Acronis, Inc. (www.acronis.eu), the technological leader in storage management software, announced it has joined the Red Hat Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT) ISV Partner Program, which offers software vendors the opportunity to easily access the tools and resources necessary to develop and test their applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the leading platform for open source computing. Acronis also has joined as a Red Hat Ready Partner.

By joining the Red Hat ISV Partner Program and the Red Hat Ready Partner Program, Acronis will take advantage of the program’s co-marketing and co-branding offerings to bring its Acronis True Image Server for Linux products to the global community of Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers.

The original Linux disk imaging and bare-metal restore solution on the market, Acronis True Image Server for Linux provides locally managed online server backup, server disk imaging, and bare-metal restore solution for servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as other Linux distributions.

"Acronis recognizes the exceptional technology developed by Red Hat and that is why Acronis incorporates a customized version of the Red Hat kernel in our emergency boot disks," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "Becoming a partner with Red Hat formalizes a relationship that has been ongoing for years. Acronis and Red Hat bring together some of the most advanced technology for the enterprise IT infrastructure."

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the clear choice for an open source enterprise platform," said Zorian Rotenberg, director, business development, Acronis, Inc. "By taking a snapshot of the Linux system, Acronis True Image Server for Linux enables Red Hat Linux users to protect and recover their data, whether it’s an individual file or an entire operating system, in minutes instead of hours or days."


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.eu. 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 Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: www.redhat.com


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