June 25, 2021
Press release

Williams welcomes Pax8 cloud distributor as Acronis #CyberFit Partner

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, June 25, 2021 - Williams Racing is pleased to welcome Pax8, the best place for IT professionals to buy cloud products, as the Acronis #CyberFit Partner, in line with the Cyber Protection Partnership between Williams and Acronis that was renewed earlier this year.

Acronis has supported Williams since the 2018 Formula One season, providing cyber protection technology to manage growing volumes of data without compromising the security and flexibility mandated by the sport.

In 2020, Acronis introduced Acronis Cyber Protect, an innovative Machine Intelligence (MI) enhanced solution that integrates data protection with cybersecurity, preventing cyberattacks and helping the team avoid downtime. Acronis combined automation and integration, ensuring the prevention, detection, response, recovery, and analysis needed to safeguard all workloads while streamlining protection efforts. Pax8 will support the delivery of Acronis' solutions, providing the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) services required to protect the modern sport.

The Pax8 logo will be proudly displayed on the FW43B at a selection of races, starting from the Styrian Grand Prix.

Tim Hunt, Chief Marketing Officer for Williams Racing, said: "We are delighted to welcome Pax8 as Acronis' #CyberFit Partner. The values we share with Acronis to push technology and innovation are pivotal to both parties. Together with Acronis, we will continue to drive continuous improvements.

"We are thrilled to partner with Acronis as their #CyberFit Partner," said Phylip Morgan, Chief Chanel Officer at Pax8 UK. "As Williams Racing continues to utilize more data and cloud technology to power their sport, safeguarding the information is critical. Acronis' innovative solutions will protect their workloads from cyber threats, providing the safety and security needed to compete with confidence."

Pax8 simplifies the way organizations buy, sell, and manage cloud solutions, empowering its partners to achieve more with cloud technology. Aligning with Acronis' partnership with Williams, Pax8 demonstrates its commitment to excellence and innovation. Like Williams Racing, Pax8 continually pushes for gains in how its team and systems operate.

Jan-Jaap Jager, the Board Advisor and Chief Revenue Officer at Acronis, said: "We are proud to extend our support for one of the most iconic Formula One teams, which recently celebrated its 750th race. Formula One teams depend on data-driven design and calculated decisions. Acronis protects this high-pressure business environment. We are pleased to bring onboard Pax8, who will support Acronis in its endeavours to maximise and spread our #CyberFit potential."

Pax8 became an Acronis #CyberFit Partner in line with the Acronis #TeamUp Program that is open to service providers and cloud distributors globally. To find out more, please visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/lp/msp-sports/

About Pax8

Pax8 is modernizing how partners buy, sell, and manage cloud. As a born-in-the-cloud company, Pax8 simplifies the buying journey, empowering its partners to achieve more with cloud technology. The company's technology displaces legacy distribution by connecting the channel ecosystem to its award-winning transactional cloud marketplace. Through billing, provisioning, automation, industry-leading PSA integrations, and pre and post-sales support, and education, Pax8 is a proven disruptor in the market. Pax8 has ranked in the Inc. 5000 for three consecutive years - #68 in 2018, #60 in 2019, and #111 in 2020 - as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US. If you want to be successful with cloud, you want to work with Pax8. Get started today at www.pax8.com.

About Acronis:
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 1,800+ employees in 45 locations. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.
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