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Acronis Celebrates 15-year Anniversary and Honors Partners with Awards Gala at Its Birthplace in Singapore

Singapore, 12 September 2018— Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions, celebrated its 15-year anniversaryat a gala event in Singapore, the Asia Pacific technology hub where the company was founded in 2003. As part of the celebrations, Acronis presented its first-ever partner awards program, acknowledging those partners who have been critical to the company’s success as the world’s premier cyber protection company.

Since its founding in Singapore, Acronis has seen tremendous growth as it has transformed traditional data protection into modern cyber protection. Now a Swiss-Singaporean company, Acronis operates from 26 offices in 18 different countries. It continues to expand its global presence through new partnerships with local service providers, distributors, and global technology vendors such as Google and Microsoft.

The Anniversary Gala and Partner Awards Ceremony was held at Acronis’ International Headquarters in Singapore, which were opened four years ago. 

Leading the cyber protection revolution

Acronis is renowned for introducing a new hybrid cloud architecture designed for greater flexibility and data privacy, including a host of innovative features that make cyber protection easier and more complete. It was the first company to add artificial intelligence-based ransomware protection and blockchain-based data authentication to its products, making Acronis the most secure backup on the market.

Acronis addresses the five vectors of cyber protection — safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) — offering easy, efficient, and secure products to customers of any size. Its solutions protect all data, applications, and systems at a low and predictable cost. 

The focus on cyber protection catalyzed business growth, particularly in the service provider and enterprise space. In the last year alone, Acronis reported 2,000 new service providers, 200 percent YoY growth of protected devices, and 151 percent YoY growth of corporate clients.Acronis’ cyber protection technology is trusted by more than 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands. 

Acronis cyber protection solutions continue to gain momentum in the motorsport industry and are widely usedby a number of Formula 1, Formula E, and other motorsport series teams. Teams in other sports, like Arsenal Football Club, followed suit, selecting Acronis because Acronis was able to provide the most secure backup and great visibility into their data.

“Since the release of our first product in 2003, we’ve focused on making cyber protection easy, efficient, and secure for all. Today we are celebrating 15 years of Acronis, which has been filled with innovation and market-leading solutions, providing exceptional cyber protection to millions of users worldwide,” said Acronis co-founder and CEO Serguei Beloussov.

Global Acronis Partner Awards

During its 15-year history, Acronis has earned a reputation for working with top distributors, service providers, value-added resellers, and OEM companies from around the world. As part of the 15-year anniversary celebrations in Singapore, Acronis acknowledged these partners to let them know how much they are appreciated.

“The leadership at Acronis believes it’s important to recognize the efforts and contributions that our partners have played – not only in terms of driving our company’s growth but, just as importantly, for helping millions of users around the world protect their data, applications, and systems with our innovative cyber protection solutions,” said John Zanni, President of Acronis. “The fact that so many partners attended the awards ceremony is a testament to the relationships we share.”

Global Acronis Partner Awards were presented in seven categories:

Loyalty Award 

Given to partners who have worked with Acronis since its founding to recognise their loyalty and commitment to promoting Acronis solutions.

Best Distributor 

Awarded to the best performing product distributor for actively promoting Acronis’ cyber protection solutions in local and global markets.

Best Cloud Distributor 

Honours the best performing cloud distributor for including Acronis’ cyber protection solutions in their standard product offerings.

Best Service Provider

Recognises the best performing service provider using Acronis cyber protection solutions to protect both their own infrastructure and customers’ data.

Best Reseller Classic 

Given to the best performing reseller of Acronis cyber protection solutions for bundling Acronis products with other hardware and software offerings. 

Global OEM Partner 

Awarded to the best performing OEM partner for enhancing the functionality of its hardware by integrating Acronis’ cyber protection solutions.

Exceptional Recognition Award 

Honours the partner that delivered the greatest market reach and displayed an exceptional effort in promoting and distributing Acronis’ cyber protection solutions.

Winners were selected based on several considerations, including their annual growth (CAGR), number of years working with Acronis, and their contributions to revenue, top initiatives, and support of customers.

The full list of the winners is available at: https://www.acronis.com/en-us/lp/acronis-partner-awards-2018.

Acronis Foundation

In addition to the awards ceremony at today’s Anniversary Gala, Acronis announced a new school construction project in Senegal, led by the Acronis Foundation. The nonprofit organization supports initiatives designed to stimulate education in developing countries. 

A group of Acronis staff will use their annual leave to build a school in Senegal, providing education for dozens of local children. The project will be conducted in partnership with buildOn, an international nonprofit organization that takes teams from Fortune-500 companies to builds schools in developing countries. Lauren, the Arsenal Football Club Legend, is also in Singapore to support the Acronis Foundation efforts.

To find more about Acronis history, visit https://15.acronis.com

To learn more about the Acronis Foundation, visit https://foundation.acronis.com

To become Acronis partner, visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/partners/



About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.



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Katya Turtseva
Acronis International GmbH
+1 (646) 272-9435
Et@acronis.com


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