16 January 2008
Press release

Acronis® native file format supported by VMware Converter

VMware Converter Supports Acronis´ .TIB Format

BURLINGTON, Mass., January 15, 2008 - Acronis EMEA (www.acronis.com/en-gb/), today announced that organizations running virtualization software from VMware can now convert physical systems into virtual machines for backup and recovery using VMware Converter and the Acronis® True Image Echo family of disk imaging and backup software.

Support in VMware environments for Acronis True Image files means the system migration effort is simplified because existing Acronis image files can be easily converted directly into a virtual machine. Acronis True Image 9.x image (.TIB) files are supported by VMware Converter, which converts Microsoft Windows-based physical machines and third-party image formats to VMware virtual machines. It also converts virtual machines between VMware platforms.

"Our relationship with VMware continues to benefit our mutual customers," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "When it comes to backup and restoration of their systems, IT managers do not want to think about what is physical and what is virtual. They just want to protect and migrate their data seamlessly between the two, which is enabled by Acronis True Image and VMware Converter."

For more information on Acronis' products that work with VMware Converter, go to http://en_uk.metro.acronis.com/enterprise/.

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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