SYDNEY, Australia, 14 September 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection for businesses of any size and individual users, is pleased to celebrate three years since the opening of its International Headquarters at the company’s birthplace in Singapore.
Acronis was founded in 2003 in Singapore with a primary focus on offering innovative data protection solutions to consumers, businesses and service providers. To meet the rapid growth demands, the company expanded overseas, opening its Corporate Headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and establishing presence in key markets, including U.S., Germany, Japan, Russia, and Australia. In 2014 Acronis moved its International HQ to Singapore, back to where the company was first founded. Today, Acronis is the largest Singaporean software and internet services company operating in the global market.
Acronis R&D center in Singapore produces innovative technology designed to provide complete data protection, needed by businesses of any size and individual users. This includes Acronis hybrid cloud architecture giving users complete data management flexibility, AI-based ransomware protection capable of blocking zero-day cyber-attacks, and blockchain-based data certification for immutable proof of data validity.
These technologies have been instrumental for the company’s success. In the last year alone, Acronis True Image business increased by 20%, Acronis Backup by 25% and Acronis Access business by over 200% as of September 2017. Acronis Backup Cloud, innovative Backup-as-a-Service for service providers also continues to grow at a rate of more than 100% a year, accompanied by a 350% growth in the number of protected devices and 400% growth of data stored in the Acronis Cloud.
“Singapore is an important international technology hub with unparalleled levels of neutrality, which is critical to a global company like Acronis working in the area of data protection. High standards, inclusive culture, and convenient geographical location, makes Singapore the most productive place for top talent to work and live in. Here we recruit world’s best software engineers, specifically in the area of security and Artificial Intelligence,” said Acronis President, John Zanni.
Being present in Singapore also enabled Acronis to develop strategic partnerships with local universities, research organizations, and become a founding member of the Cybersecurity Consortium. With the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Acronis also undertakes data protection R&D and participates in joint projects with the Data Storage Institute and NTU. Acronis has relocated five members of its executive team to Singapore, doubled its office space and committed to invest additional US$10m (AU$12.5m) in AI research projects. In the next three years, Acronis plans to add more than 100 new staff, apply for more than 100 new patents and continue to form strategic partnerships.
Acronis is all about technology, performance and innovation, which links the company to Formula 1 sport, making Acronis a perfect partner for Scuderia Toro Rosso.
“We're very happy to be celebrating together with Acronis their third anniversary of their HQ in Singapore. We were here together when it all first started three years ago and it's very pleasing to see that our relationship continues fruitfully. A big congratulations to Acronis!" said Franz Tost, Team Principal at Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team.
To find out more about the most complete and easy to use backup for business, Acronis Backup 12.5, easy data protection for consumers, Acronis True Image 2018, and the most powerful integrated Backup-as-a-Service for service providers, Acronis Backup Cloud, visit http://www.acronis.com/
To become Acronis partner, visit https://www.acronis.com/en-au/partners/
About Acronis Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud IT data protection through its backup, ransomware Active Protection, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, fast, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, mobile and applications. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products are consistently named best product of the year and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning, and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors, and cloud resellers. Learn more at acronis.com.
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