ACRONIS “BACKS UP” MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS


7th of June, 2011 Bookmark and Share
London, UK, 6 June, 2011 Acronis, a leading provider of easy to use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today launched a new initiative targeting Managed Services Providers (MSPs).
Responding to the strong demand from its partner community, the Acronis MSP Programme offers a monthly subscription-based licensing model for MSPs who would like to provide award-winning Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 products as part of managed services to their customers.
The programme is designed with a low entry cost and flexibility in licensing so partners can get up and running quickly and benefit from recurring, predictable revenue which grows as their business scales. Partners also have the ability to easily move licenses between customers.
Softcat has become the first software licensor in the UK to join the initiative and is now offering Acronis MSP licenses.
“We are seeing a strong demand from our MSP community for cost effective backup and recovery software. Acronis is perfect for this with its established disk imaging disaster recovery technology and its channel driven model,” explains Dave Simpson, Commercial Director at Softcat.
As part of the initiative, Softcat is also offering the vendor’s optional Acronis Academy training programme to MSPs. The in-depth training and certification programme provides partners with the technical skills they require in order to provide Acronis Backup & Recovery 10.
David Blackman, General Manager Northern Europe at Acronis said, “One of Acronis’ goals is to provide our channel partners with the right tools to help them grow. This is the reason we developed this initiative for MSPs looking for robust backup and recovery solutions. We look forward to expanding our channel ecosystem and allowing new partners to take advantage of the MSP programme.”
Details on the Acronis MSP programme are available on the Acronis website http://www.acronis.co.uk/partners/msp/.

About Acronis
Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its patented disk imaging technology enables corporations, SMBs and consumers to protect their digital assets. With Acronis' disaster recovery, deployment and migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 90 countries and available in up to 14 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.co.uk. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

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