SOURCE: Acronis, Inc.

August 16, 2007 14:24 ET

Acronis Announces Strong Momentum With Channel Program

New Training and Sales Support Program Additions Drive Higher Partner Margins

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Acronis, Inc. (http://www.acronis.com), a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced enhancements to the Acronis Authorized Solution Provider Program.

Key among the new features is the True Rewards Opportunity Registration Program. Gold, Silver, and Authorized Volume Reseller Partners have the opportunity to earn up to 15 percent of additional margin on qualified sales that they register with Acronis. To further demonstrate its commitment to the channel, Acronis has adjusted its compensation model for its direct sales organization to favor engagement with its partners.

In addition to the increased margins and sales support, Acronis has also launched its Acronis Certified Engineer (ACE) Training Program. This program offers technology professionals the knowledge, skills, and credentials necessary to deploy, administer, and maintain Acronis products. By becoming ACE Certified, partners gain the technical expertise required to ensure successful customer implementations and provide pre- and post-sales support.

"Acronis solutions are an important component of the professional services that we deliver to our customers to help them keep their IT infrastructure running in the most efficient and cost-effective manner," said Craig Sieve, chief operating officer of Foedus, a leading provider of virtualization infrastructure technologies and services based in Portsmouth, NH. "The Acronis True Image product family integrates well into the VMware and Microsoft virtual infrastructures our customers are implementing. We firmly believe that this certification program will add an extra layer of assurance and value that we can deliver to them."

"In the past year, we have seen explosive growth in our partner network," said Eric Dougherty, director of Channel Sales at Acronis. "They are no doubt responding to the unique business opportunity that we offer and the advanced recovery solutions their customers demand."

Additional Acronis Authorized Solution Provider Program enhancements include:

--  New Partner Portal:  content is added and enhanced regularly for
    Acronis partners to learn about products, download sales and marketing
    tools and get technical information
    
--  Dedicated marketing support for partners, including collateral,
    quarterly webinars and newsletters
    
--  Lead Generation Programs
    
--  Dedicated partner management
    

For more information about the Acronis Authorized Solution Provider Program and to apply to become an Acronis Partner, please visit: http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/partners/resellers/.

About Acronis True Image

Acronis True Image is disaster recovery and backup software that allows users to create an exact duplicate image of their disk drive. Should the drive become damaged, the operating system corrupt or files accidentally deleted or overwritten, the image of the hard disk can be used to restore the disk to its known, good working state.

About Acronis

Acronis is a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software that helps enterprises safeguard their information and assures the availability, security, integrity and recoverability of their infrastructure. Acronis’ patented disk imaging and disk management technology have won broad industry acclaim and numerous awards for excellence in data protection, backup and recovery, system deployment, and migration for both physical and virtual servers. Its flagship product, Acronis True Image, is a leading commercial disk-imaging and bare-metal restore solution for Windows and Linux servers, as well as being an automated system portability and migration tool. Since 2002, Acronis True Image has been the solution of choice for tens of thousands of customers, from small to mid-size businesses to the Fortune 500 in the banking, professional services, healthcare, technology, retail, government and manufacturing markets.

A global company, Acronis has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products both direct and through enterprise resellers. For additional information, please visit http://www.acronis.com or contact Senior Director of Strategic Marketing Stephen Lawton at media@acronis.com.

Contact Information

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    Stephen Lawton
    Acronis, Inc.
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