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Acronis Accelerates Revenue Growth for Service Providers, Distributors and Resellers with New Cloud Partner Program

 Extended Partner Program Delivers Marketing, Sales Enablement, Incentives, Training and Certification Programs to Quickly and Easily Bring Cloud Data Protection Services to Market

UK -  8 February 2016Acronis ®, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced its new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud. An extension of the Acronis Global Partner Program, the Acronis Partner Program for Cloud is uniquely designed to accelerate cloud data protection services revenue with a subscription model for service providers, distributors and cloud resellers. The program provides leading solutions, resources, programs and incentives to help Acronis partners profit from the huge market growth predicted for cloud data protection services, which include backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. According to IDC, the Data Protection & Disaster Recovery software market will grow to $8.1 billion by 2019.*

The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud supports any deployment model, including service provider-hosted, Acronis-hosted and hybrid, and any business model with licensing flexibility. This includes turnkey cloud data protection services with minimal integration that are quick to deploy and easy to use, as well as offerings that are more deeply integrated into partner technology and services portfolios.

The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud uses multiple tiers to distinguish and reward a partner’s sales performance, certification commitment and marketing collaboration. Incentives include stackable profit margins, incremental margins for deal registration, rebates and incremental accelerators. The program also features simplified partner on-boarding, free web-based sales tools and enablement programs, technical training, marketing programs and demand generation support, as well as co-op and market development fund programs.

“The end users that we service need an easy and reliable backup and recovery solution combined with the knowledge and support we can deliver as a service provider,” Charles Grau, vice president, IT and Operations at United Data Technologies (UDT). “The new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud allows us to build on our growing Acronis Cloud business by rapidly bringing proven data protection services to market in a way they easily plugs into our technology environment and existing business model.” 

Acronis Enables Service Providers to Deliver Complete Data Protection Solutions

Acronis is driving the transformation of data protection with easy, complete and affordable solutions for small businesses and mid-sized companies. Acronis provides complete data protection through an integrated set of solutions, including backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. Acronis protects businesses from all types of data loss related to natural and man-made disasters, including files, systems and applications.

For service providers and cloud resellers, Acronis delivers a complete multi-tenant, multi-tiered cloud architecture across infrastructure and data centers, operations and storage. Acronis Cloud solutions provide automation of services and complete control of provisioning, billing, monitoring and management, enabling partners with highly scalable solutions that can support millions of end users.

Acronis Cloud solutions support the industry’s broadest range of storage options, including multiple destinations, seeding, migration, and any mix of single customer sources, including on-premises, and the broadest range of workloads and data sources, including XEN®, KVM, Linux®, Virtuozzo, Docker®, Open-Xchange, and MySQL®, as well as Windows®, Mac®, Hyper-V, VMware®, RHEV, Oracle® VM, Microsoft Exchange® and SQL.

All Acronis solutions are powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine – a set of unique, deep, and powerful data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control, and access any data from any location.

“We’ve taken our vast expertise in managed services and built a best-in-class partner program for service providers that extends our global partner program and makes it easier than ever for both existing and new partners to move to the cloud,” said John Zanni, chief marketing office, Acronis. “We are 100% focused on the cloud partner model. Our goal is to bring thousands of new service provider partners and cloud resellers onboard worldwide in 2016.”

Service providers, distributors and cloud resellers interested in joining the new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud can click here for more information.

* IDC, Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software Forecast, 2015–2019, Doc #258493, Sept 2015



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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