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August 01, 2012 07:30 ET

Acronis and SolarWinds Bring VMware vSphere Users Powerful and Easy-to-Use Management, Reporting and Protection

New Collaboration Enables Channel Partners to Offer Combined Best of Breed Virtualization Management and Backup and Recovery

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) -  Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced a collaboration with SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, to bring a comprehensive VMware® vSphere™ management solution together with backup and recovery in one easy-to-use, affordable package. When purchased together, Acronis® vmProtect™ and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager are available at a discounted MSRP to channel partners who are registered with the Acronis Global Partner Program.

"Acronis and SolarWinds share the philosophy that software should be easy to install and easy to manage," commented Blaine Raddon, General Manager Americas, Acronis. "This new collaboration makes it easy for channel partners to sell a more comprehensive solution."

"We hear from customers that maintaining the performance, availability and recoverability of their VMware environment is critical to them and that existing management suites are either just too expensive, too hard to use or lacking key capabilities," said Sanjay Castelino, VP and Market Leader, SolarWinds. "We believe there is a great opportunity for Acronis and SolarWinds to jointly provide a solution that is market-leading in each of those areas."

With an intuitive web-based interface, Acronis vmProtect efficiently integrates with VMware vCenter™, allowing administrators to use one console to manage all their tasks. With advanced replication capability with failover and failback, and the ability to run a virtual machine directly from its backup, it dramatically improves the times to recover. Even in the event of total server failure, bare metal recovery (BMR) allows an entire machine to be recovered to dissimilar hardware, significantly reducing downtime.

SolarWinds' award-winning Virtualization Manager is a comprehensive virtualization management software solution that provides visibility into the virtual environment and the physical resources it depends on through unified performance monitoring, capacity planning, VM sprawl control, configuration management, and chargeback automation across an entire VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V™ infrastructure.

The package is available at an attractive MSRP of $999 per socket to registered partners.

Acronis and SolarWinds will be at the upcoming VMworld conference on Aug. 26 - 30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. IT pros attending the show may stop by the Acronis booth to meet members of the Acronis and SolarWinds product teams and benefit from an Acronis vmProtect 7 and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager solution demonstration.

About Acronis
Acronis is a leading provider of next generation data protection and disaster recovery solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. With Acronis' backup, disaster recovery, deployment and migration software, users can better protect and maintain availability of critical servers and data to achieve recovery point (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) while reducing total cost of ownership. With over a decade of investment in research and development, Acronis software is sold in more than 90 countries and available in up to 14 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com.

Acronis® is a registered trademark of Acronis International GmbH. in the United States and/or other countries.

SolarWinds and SolarWinds.com are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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