February 21, 2011
Press release

Ismail Azeri of Acronis Recognized as a Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN

Woburn, Mass., February 21, 2011 - Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery, and security solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud environments, today announced Ismail Azeri has been named a Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Azeri joined Acronis in 2009 from VMware where he led the Corporate Business Development team which was responsible for acquisitions, investments and strategic partnerships. Under his direction, Acronis' channel partner program has continued its growth and now includes more than 20,000 distributors, value-added resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers globally. In his role, Azeri is responsible for the Americas business broadly, including sales, channels and marketing. He is also responsible for corporate partnerships, acquisitions, the OEM business as well as playing an integral role in driving corporate strategy.

Acronis' partner program was also recognized for its innovation and leadership when Acronis CEO Jason Donahue was named to Everything Channel's "Top 100 Most Influential Executives." The program was also named a Gold 5-Star Overall Winner in Everything Channel's 2010 Partner Program Guide, for the second consecutive year.

"I'm honored to be recognized as a Channel Chief and look forward to expanding Acronis' channel program that delivers on our vision to provide simple and reliable backup and recovery solutions," said Ismail Azeri, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas & Business Development of Acronis, Inc. "Through our comprehensive product suite, we are committed to providing our partners with the best tools and resources needed for helping their customers build a simple and low-cost backup and disaster recovery plan that protects their critical data."

This year's Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud this year's Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

Acronis' family of advanced, scalable backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments helps enterprises safeguard their information and assures the availability, security, integrity and recoverability of their infrastructure. Its recently launched Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Online, based on the company's award-winning, patented disk imaging and bare metal restore technology, meets the needs of small, medium and larger organizations, by providing increased scalability, backup efficiency, and enhanced operations manageability - and offers the advantages of a secondary redundant data store without a substantial upfront investment. Acronis products, including Acronis® True Image™ Home 2011, are designed to make backing up and recovering files, folders, email, Windows® 7 libraries, or even a user's complete system easier than ever - so that users can quickly restore their full operating state prior to any failure - including the entire hard disk content comprising operating system, and important data, such as photos, videos, documents and applications.

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.crn.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 21, 2011 issue.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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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