February 20, 2013
Press release

Blaine Raddon, General Manager, Americas of Acronis Recognized as one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Woburn, Mass. - February 20, 2013 - Acronis, a leading provider of data availability, accessibility and protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, announced today that Blaine Raddon, Acronis General Manager, Americas, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry.

To align with customers' changing data protection and storage needs, Acronis offers companies best-of-breed solutions in backup and disaster recovery, cloud storage, mobile access and collaboration. As one of Acronis' top products sold through the channel, Acronis Backup & Recovery® optimizes companies' data from a unified platform while maximizing uptime and maintaining data protection across any environment. With Acronis' solutions, companies' data is secure and available, regardless of how and where it is stored or accessed.

Led by Mr. Raddon, Acronis' partner community has seen significant growth over the past year, recruiting 781 new partners in North America throughout 2012. Fostering this growth is Acronis' commitment to innovation, evidenced by establishing its own cloud services through the channel with the latest release of Acronis Backup & Recovery. Users can remotely access their cloud backup from any Web device and disk-to-disk-to-cloud staging, allowing Acronis' partner community to better leverage the cloud for data protection. In addition, Acronis established an incumbency program for renewals and subscriptions, alongside a Lead Development Team, measured on successful qualifying opportunities.

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/18/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

"CRN's Channel Chiefs award is one of the most prestigious of its kind, and I'm honored to have been among those recognized," said Mr. Raddon. "My team and I have made a lot of progress in our partner program throughout the past year, and this award validates our work in enhancing partner relationships and ensuring we are offering customers the best data protection solutions for their environment. I look forward to the remainder of 2013 as we continue to evolve our product portfolio to meet market demands and offer solutions that are mutually beneficial to both our partners and their customers."

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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