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  • 18 September 2014 11:11

Acronis Announces Official Opening of its International Headquarters in Singapore

Acronis, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announces the official opening of its international headquarters in Singapore. For Acronis, launching the international headquarters in Singapore is also returning to its roots, as the company was founded in Singapore in 2002, started sales operations in Asia and quickly become the leader on the backup market in Japan. Singapore is a strategic choice for the international headquarters to focus on the rapidly growing Asian market, and continue successful international operations from this neutral technology and business hub.

“Singapore is a convenient location for international technology business. The country is well connected to the rest of the world; more than 50% of world’s population and economy is within 8 hours’ flight from here. Singapore serves as a business and technology hub in Asia, and this is important for us, as we believe that in 5 years more than 50% of Acronis revenue will come from Asia. It is also important that Singapore is a neutral country, and it is a good place for a truly global company,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO and founder of Acronis.

Acronis considers boosting its R&D activities in Singapore as part of the company’s global strategy aimed at becoming the advanced technology leader in its market segment worldwide. Recently appointed global Chief Strategy and Operations Officer Mark Shmulevich will lead establishing tight collaboration between Acronis and universities and technology centres in Singapore.

Mark Shmulevich commented, “Efficient infrastructure combined with significant government support for innovation, together with presence of strong R&D centres and universities in Singapore, makes the country one of our focal points for technology collaborations and advanced research. We have already started working with a few institutions, including Data Storage Institute, and are planning to expand our partnerships in the near future.”

Acronis also recently launched a datacentre in Singapore, extending the network of datacentres providing cloud data protection beyond the locations in the US, France, Germany, Japan and Russia. The new datacentre provides customers in Asia with a multi-fold increase in data transfer speed due to the geographical proximity of storage location, and ability to store backup data locally.

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backup and secure access of all files, applications and systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.

Founded in 2002, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With over 50 patents, Acronis’s products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and IT Professional. Acronis provides a broad range of data protection solutions including backup, disaster recovery, migration, provisioning, replication, virtualization and secure access. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

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