12 October 2006
Press release

Acronis Becomes IBM Business Partner;Provides Leading Disaster Recovery Solution to IBM Customers

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 12 — Acronis, Inc. (www.acronis.com/en-gb/), the technological leader in storage management software, announced it has joined IBM's PartnerWorld program for independent software vendors. By becoming an IBM partner, Acronis is further enhancing its relationship with IBM and is taking the first step to further integrating Acronis technology with that from IBM.

As part of the PartnerWorld program, Acronis and IBM commit to working together on joint marketing, collaborative selling, implementation services, software integration and performance optimization. The relationship will deliver enhanced disaster recovery and backup capabilities for IBM's customers. Acronis True Image will enable IBM customers to restore workstations and servers within minutes and avoid costly downtime.

"Not only will IBM customers be able to access Acronis True Image for their backup and recovery needs through this partnership, but they will also have access to IBM's comprehensive service and support network," said Zorian Rotenberg, Director of Business Development of Acronis. "Our partners, including an industry leader such as IBM, realize the importance of offering customers a backup and disaster recovery solution that ensures their data and keeps them up and running. Today's announcement not only broadens our reach in the marketplace, but also provides IBM customers with the most advanced backup and disaster recovery software available today."

IBM's PartnerWorld is a marketing and enablement program designed to create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM's Business Partners and provide customers with e-business solutions including products, services, technologies and financing. The arrangement provides Acronis with access to IBM's customer base and assures these customers that Acronis True Image has passed rigorous testing in the IBM labs.

About IBM's PartnerWorld

IBM PartnerWorld is a worldwide program for IBM Business Partners that offers sales and marketing tools, skill building courses and technical support to help you grow your business and drive increased profit. It encompasses the entire portfolio of industry-leading IBM technologies, products, services and financing.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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