SOURCE: Acronis, Inc

March 14, 2011 09:30 ET

Acronis and Red Hat Partner to Enable Expanded Virtualization Capabilities for Enterprises

Vendors Extend Five-Year Partnership

RALEIGH, NC and WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and Acronis, a leading provider of backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that Acronis' flagship virtualization product has been certified on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

With their expanded partnership, Acronis, has certified its Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This certification enables organizations to simplify their physical-to-virtual server consolidation efforts to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. In addition, the solution, which is based on Acronis' advanced disk imaging technology, allows users to back up multiple virtual machines on one server host and supports migrations (P2V, V2V and V2P) that can be performed on demand or on a scheduled basis.

"Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition is a sophisticated software tool that solves many of the problems associated with the backup of virtualized servers. This joint certification is indicative of two players who are bearing increasing weight in the virtualization arena. The P2V, V2V and V2P migration capabilities and ability to back up multiple virtual machines on one host server is a clear benefit for customers," said Tim Stammers, senior analyst at Ovum.

"We have worked closely with Red Hat as an ISV partner since joining Red Hat's partner program in 2006 and have seen great demand and adoption for our solutions on Red Hat platforms," said Izzy Azeri, senior vice president & general manager, Americas at Acronis. "Certifying Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization gives our joint customers even further choice and flexibility for their virtual environments."

"Red Hat is focused on expanding our Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization's robust ecosystem to provide our customers with the flexibility they need for their virtualized systems," said Navin Thadani, senior director, Virtualization Business at Red Hat. "By certifying Acronis' virtualization solutions on our Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform, we aim to expand the value of our joint solutions to enterprises around the globe."

For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, visit www.redhat.com/rhev.

Acronis and Red Hat are holding a webinar on March 22, 2011 at 1 pm ET to discuss Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, migration tools and image-based backup and disaster recovery capabilities Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition provides for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments. Go to REGISTER HERE! to register for the webinar.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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About Acronis
Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security 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 14 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

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