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Acronis Celebrates Three Years of Returning the International HQ to Singapore and the Global Success of Newly Released Products

 Since the release of new products based on hybrid cloud architecture and with technology innovations developed in Singapore, Acronis business is growing across all product lines: 25% growth of Acronis Backup, 20% growth of Acronis True Image, and 100% growth of Acronis Backup Cloud solution for service providers in the last year alone.

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, 14 September 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection for businesses of any size and individual users, is pleased to celebrate three years since the opening of its International Headquarters at the company’s birthplace in Singapore.

Acronis was founded in 2003 in Singapore with a primary focus on offering innovative data protection solutions to consumers, businesses and service providers. To meet the rapid growth demands, the company expanded overseas, opening its Corporate Headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and establishing presence in key markets, including U.S., Germany, Japan, Russia, and Australia. In 2014 Acronis moved its International HQ to Singapore, back to where the company was first founded. Today, Acronis is the largest Singaporean software and internet services company operating in the global market.

Acronis R&D center in Singapore produces innovative technology designed to provide complete data protection, needed by businesses of any size and individual users. This includes Acronis hybrid cloud architecture giving users complete data management flexibility, AI-based ransomware protection capable of blocking zero-day cyber-attacks, and blockchain-based data certification for immutable proof of data validity.

These technologies have been instrumental for the company’s success. In the last year alone, Acronis True Image business increased by 20%, Acronis Backup by 25% and Acronis Access business by over 200%  as of September 2017. Acronis Backup Cloud, innovative Backup-as-a-Service for service providers also continues to grow at a rate of more than 100% a year, accompanied by a 350% growth in the number of protected devices and 400% growth of data stored in the Acronis Cloud.

“Singapore is an important international technology hub with unparalleled levels of neutrality, which is critical to a global company like Acronis working in the area of data protection. High standards, inclusive culture, and convenient geographical location, makes Singapore the most productive place for top talent to work and live in. Here we recruit world’s best software engineers, specifically in the area of security and Artificial Intelligence,” said Acronis President, John Zanni.

Being present in Singapore also enabled Acronis to develop strategic partnerships with local universities, research organizations, and become a founding member of the Cybersecurity Consortium. With the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Acronis also undertakes data protection R&D and participates in joint projects with the Data Storage Institute and NTU. Acronis has relocated five members of its executive team to Singapore, doubled its office space and committed to invest additional US$10m (SG$13.6m) in AI research projects. In the next three years, Acronis plans to add more than 100 new staff, apply for more than 100 new patents and continue to form strategic partnerships.

Acronis is all about technology, performance and innovation, which links the company to Formula 1 sport, making Acronis a perfect partner for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

“We're very happy to be celebrating together with Acronis their third anniversary of their HQ in Singapore. We were here together when it all first started three years ago and it's very pleasing to see that our relationship continues fruitfully. A big congratulations to Acronis!" said Franz Tost, Team Principal at Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team.

To find out more about the most complete and easy to use backup for business, Acronis Backup 12.5, easy data protection for consumers, Acronis True Image 2018, and the most powerful integrated Backup-as-a-Service for service providers, Acronis Backup Cloud, visit http://www.acronis.com/

To become Acronis partner, visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/partners/



About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.



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