May 22, 2008
Press release

SMB Technology Network Selects Acronis as Preferred Disaster Recovery Provider

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 22, 2008 - Acronis (, a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, announced that the Small and Medium Business Technology Network has selected Acronis as a preferred provider of disaster recovery software for its national membership. Through this partnership, SMB Technology Network members will have direct access to the Acronis SMB Connect partners program and all of the program's extra benefits.

The group, with more than 500 members across the country that serve more than 4,300 SMBs, is made up of small IT consulting firms that focus on clients with fewer than 500 employees.

"A large number of our members already are recommending and installing Acronis corporate products in their clients' IT infrastructure," said Dave Seibert, director of the SMB Technology Network and president of IT Innovators, an IT consulting firm based in Irvine, CA. "Most IT consultants for the SMB market provide not only educational and consulting services to their clients, but are also provide break/fix services. We know from experience that having a reliable image of crucial servers and workstations can not only save a company considerable time and aggravation if a failure occurs, it can save the entire company by ensuring that its systems are operable."

"You don't need to be running a Fortune 500 company to require a bullet-proof disaster recovery solution," said Eric Dougherty, director of channel sales at Acronis. "Government regulations hold owners of SMBs to the same high level of compliance as any enterprise, so a reliable backup and disaster recovery policy is essential."


SMB Technology Network (SMBTN) is a membership organization for IT VARS, Solution Providers, Consultants, and related professions which provide IT services and/or solutions to businesses. This is the common thread that unites our members. Our membership reaches coast-to-coast and includes all levels of IT consultants and companies. SMBTN's core mission is to provide education, collaboration and networking for our members. Additional benefits include vendor discounts, vendor programs & training, and monthly Chapter meetings across the U.S. We also produce the annual conference for the IT industry, SMB Summit ( For additional information, please visit us at

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
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