ACRONIS ENTERS 2012 WITH 25,000 PARTNERS WORLDWIDE


12th of January, 2012 Bookmark and Share
ACRONIS ENTERS 2012 WITH 25,000 PARTNERS WORLDWIDE
Vendor seeks to partner with more virtualisation resellers

LONDON, UK, 12 January, 2012 – Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that it has added 3,000 new partners in the last six months of 2011, following the introduction of its new Global Partner Programme, bringing its worldwide total to over 25,000 partners.

The increase in the number of registered channel partners has been partly attributed to the introduction of the new Global Partner Programme which significantly improves the tools, assets and support available to Acronis partners. It is a multi-tier progression-based programme offering financial benefits, expanded use of support tools, special pricing, technical training and marketing collateral.

“The value proposition of the partner programme appears to be resonating. More resellers are choosing Acronis, which coupled with good satisfaction rates of our current partners in Europe1, is demonstrating that our strategy is working. Acronis continues to be a company which truly cares about its partner community,” commented David Blackman, General Manager Northern Europe and MEA, Acronis.
Acronis has also recently introduced two new products to enable channel partners to provide solutions for backup and disaster recovery for the growing number of SMBs wishing to move their infrastructure to a virtual environment. Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11 Virtual Edition provides integrated data protection and disaster recovery to IT administrators with an infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud platforms, and Acronis® vmProtect™ 6, which provides backup and recovery for VMware™ vSphere® environments. Independent tests show Acronis vmProtect to be three times faster than the leading competitor to install and start to backup VMware vSphere virtual servers.2
Acronis is focused on recruiting virtualisation specific partners to match its product set which enables simple and fast backup. By registering on the Acronis partner portal and becoming an Acronis Authorised partner, resellers are entitled to certain benefits, such as receiving a free Acronis vmProtect 6 NFR covering 4 CPUs.


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Notes to editors

1. Partner Satisfaction Survey 2011, EMEA – Internal survey of over 1,000 partners
2. Taneja Group Technology Validation Report, August 2011. A summary of the report is available at: http://www.acronis.co.uk/enterprise/products/vmprotect/


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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Acronis, Acronis vmProtect, Acronis Backup & Recovery are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. VMware and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions

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Touchdown PR
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.