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Acronis unveils new global channel partner program
Program providing new experience to partners to keep pace with evolving technology
Hong Kong, China, June 2, 2011 – Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup and recovery solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today launched a new global channel partner program aimed at enhancing the capabilities and skills of its broad spectrum of partners to keep up with the business changes which the advent of virtualization and cloud are bringing to the small-to-medium size (SMB) IT landscape.
The new Acronis Partner Program is a four-tier program which offers an enriched experience for partners selling Acronis’ disaster recovery and data protection solutions across physical, virtual and cloud environements. All levels of partners will have easy access to unlimited technical support and demand generation assets from Acronis. The program will also build on the existing foundations such as Acronis’ comprehensive training for the partner community, allowing them to improve their knowledge and skills.
The program is segmented to enable and address all types of Acronis’ partners, from distributors to resellers and service providers. To reach each tier of the partnership, partners are required to achieve a certain level of revenue and certification accreditations, in return for discounts and more opportunities.
“Channel partners are the key assets to Acronis. We have taken the partner type and size into consideration in creating this program, hoping to provide a new experience to partners that can help them grow and keep up with the evolving market,” said Bill Taylor-Mountford, President of Acronis APAC. “With the IT and partner landscapes develop in tandem, as a vendor we are responsible of providing our partners with the right tools and full support they need to implement end-to-end solutions and services for their customers in a hybrid world.”
The partner program is designed to boost margins in various ways so partners at all levels can take the approach that best suits their business model. Some of components of the partner program include:
- Global Support Program
Partners benefit from dedicated channel support from a global network of Acronis support professionals
- Acronis License Program
Allows resellers to boost customer retention by offering attractive discounts for large-volume orders
- Opportunity-Registration Incentives
When new partners are introduced to Acronis, Acronis will increase the discounts it offers off of the MSRP
- Training and Certification
Acronis Academy training to arm partners with the right knowledge to sell solutions
“Acronis is a company that puts its channel partners first. By offering affordable, easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions across physical, virtual and cloud-based environments, married with a comprehensive and competitive channel program, Acronis is well-positioned to make key inroads in the global market and to make its channel partners successful with it,” said Carla Arend, Program Manager, European Infrastructure Software, IDC.
For more information about the Acronis Partner Program, please visit http://www.acronis.com.hk/partners/global-program.html
Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.
Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.
The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.
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