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CYBER PROTECTION GIANT ACRONIS BECOMES OFFICIAL PARTNER OF NIO FORMULA E TEAM

 London, 8 October 2018

Swiss-Singapore cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage specialist Acronis has today been confirmed as an official partner of ABB FIA Formula E Championship team NIO, with the two parties having agreed a multi-year partnership.

Commencing for Season 5, which begins on 15th December at the Ad Diriyah Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia, the agreement will run through multiple seasons and will see Acronis providing cyber protection for NIO’s Formula E team through its full complement of backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share solutions.

Acronis will also utilise AI to help transform the predictive analytics capabilities of the NIO race team, affording the squad increased capacity with which to deal with any unexpected events in the racing environment, as well as becoming even more proactive.

With software set to be integrated in order to help protect end users from existing and future cyber threats, NIO staff will be able to work collaboratively from anywhere in the world sharing ideas and information, safe in the knowledge data is not only backed up but also, vitally, fully protected.

Acronis was founded in 2003 and the company has grown significantly since that time, today trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses across the globe. Notably, 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands utilise Acronis’ solutions.

Consistently setting the standard for cyber protection and cloud storage through key innovation with its secure backup, AI-based ransomware protection and blockchain-based data authentication, Acronis protects all data, applications and systems in any environment and IT infrastructures of any size.

John Zanni, President of Acronis:

“Acronis’ technology fits the busy lifestyle of motorsport teams. It covers all five vectors of cyber protection – safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, security – and offers unparalleled data management flexibility on the road and in the factory. We are proud to be associated with one of the most innovative teams on the grid and look forward to a successful partnership together.”

Gérry Hughes, Team Principal, NIO Formula E Team:

“We are delighted to announce our partner Acronis, a world leader in the field of cyber protection and disaster recovery software. While we are entering into a new technical arena which will open up new mechanisms of data analysis and predicative capability in the often-turbulent world of street racing, the partnership with Acronis extends to the wider NIO business. Hence, this is truly a global partner which we are proud to have alongside us.”

Connect with the NIO Formula E Team:

@NIOGlobal Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: #BlueSkyComing

About NIO:

NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering smart, premium electric vehicles and providing the best user experience. NIO was founded in November 2014 as a global electric vehicle company, with world-class research and development, design and manufacturing centers in Shanghai, Beijing, San Jose, Munich, London and other locations. In 2015, NIO was the title sponsor for the Drivers’ Championship winning team during the inaugural ABB FIA Formula E season. In 2016, NIO unveiled one of the fastest electric cars in the world, the EP9. The EP9 set the lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. In 2017, NIO unveiled its vision car EVE and announced that the NIO EP9 set a new world speed record for an autonomous vehicle at the Circuit of the Americas. NIO officially began deliveries of the ES8, a seven-seater high performance electric SUV, on June 28, 2018.



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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