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Acronis and Avnet join forces

New distribution agreement inked for Thailand and Vietnam

SINGAPORE, 15th December 2011 Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced it has entered into a new distribution relationship with Avnet Technology Solutions, one of the world’s largest IT solutions distributors, to provide protection for businesses threatened by potential technology disasters in Thailand and Vietnam.

The unrelenting series of floods ravaging the countries this year has proven the value of a business continuity policy. It is vitally important to back up critical business data, maintain continuity and provide customer service in the wake of a natural disaster. 

"Disaster recovery and data protection solutions present a tremendous revenue opportunity for value-added resellers, especially in the mid market," said William Chu, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific. "With Acronis solutions, we will provide channel partners with the technology and resources they need to successfully address this market opportunity and help them build competitively differentiating business practices that help organisations of all sizes simplify and automate backup and disaster recovery processes, including the ability to manage geographically distributed PCs, workstations and servers. Furthermore, partners can rely on Avnet's proven expertise through its technology solutions practices, which will help partners gain a deeper understanding of how Acronis solutions can solve customers' business challenges."

Bill Taylor-Mountford, President for Acronis APAC said in signing the deal: “We are pleased to be able to work with Avnet. With their established channel network and advanced marketing programs, we believe we will be able to extend our footprint extensively in the Indochina region and expand our suite of disaster recovery and data protection solutions throughout Thailand and Vietnam.”

Under the new alliance, Avnet will sell, market and support Acronis’ suite of disaster recovery and data protection solutions to resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) throughout Thailand and Vietnam. As a result, Avnet channel partners will have access to a wider range of data protection and business continuity solutions provided by Acronis.

About Avnet Technology Solutions 

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2011, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated US $11.5 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.

About Avnet 

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.



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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