October 14, 2008
Press release

Innovest Group, LC Signs Strategic Partnership With Acronis For Disaster Recovery Software

McLean, VirginiaOctober 14, 2008

InnoVest Group, LC (www.theinnovestgroup.com) a Virginia-based professional services and systems integration company, today announced that it joined into a strategic partnership with Acronis® Inc. (www.acronis.com) to enhance InnoVest's technology security and management offerings to its clients and partners worldwide. InnoVest Group, which has established services offerings in the US, Canada, Germany, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and China, will add Acronis True Image and other Acronis products to its portfolio of patented technologies to improve systems reliability and ensure that its customers' servers are protected from natural and man-made disasters.

InnoVest offers best-in-class Infrastructure, Software/Application Development, Data Center, Disaster Recovery, Virtualization, Unified Communications, VOIP, Intelligent Building, and Security for clients in Government, Communications, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, petrochemical, Healthcare, Energy and Financial sectors.

Acronis is a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software for virtual and physical computing environments. Acronis True Image corporate products allow customers to create a precise image of a physical or virtual server without interrupting server operations. A complete system restoration from that image can be performed in minutes to an existing system; a new system with different hardware; or a virtual machine.

Commenting on the partnership agreement, David Dastvar, Managing Partner of the InnoVest Group, said, "By teaming with Acronis, InnoVest Group fills an identified need in the Middle East and especially the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market. As the GCC countries strive to develop knowledge-based economies beyond oil, businesses are experiencing a rapidly growing demand for IT infrastructure and data center services. This is especially the case in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with its rapid economic growth.

"InnoVest is expanding its marketing and strategic alliances in the US and Middle East markets to serve government and commercial clients. We have strategic business opportunities in US and Middle East markets." said Dastvar.

"The Acronis True Image product family will be available in US, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Jordan in fourth quarter of 2008. Acronis products will be available in the Egypt, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Morocco and Iraq during the first six months of 2009," added Dastvar.

"This alliance bolsters our continued commitment to bringing leading technology, choice, and innovation to our customers and InnoVest Group's customers," said Ethan O'Rafferty, vice president of alliances and business development at Acronis. "By leveraging the best practices of both companies, we are bringing more comprehensive technology options to the market."

About InnoVest Group, LC

The InnoVest Group, LC is a management consulting and professional services company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, USA. InnoVest predominantly provides systems integration for enterprise architecture, business process outsourcing, data center, virtualization and infrastructure. InnoVest serves Global clients in Banking, Insurance and Financial Services (BIFS), Transportation, Communication, Petrochemical, Health, Manufacturing, as well as Oil & Gas sectors.

We advise organizations to implement strategic projects and enter new markets, monitoring their progress to ensure quality and efficiency in the joint ventures. We help leaders make distinctive and substantial improvements to the performance of their business and tackle their most difficult issues and serious challenges while adapting to an ever-integrating global economy.

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 45 locations across the globe. 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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