Acronis Awarded VARBusiness' 5-Star Honor

BOSTON, MA – Acronis®, Inc. (, a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel’s VARBusiness as one of North America’s top information-technology (IT) vendors for its Authorized Solution Provider Program.

Acronis was certified as a Gold 5-Star Overall Winner in VARBusiness’ 2008 Partner Program Guide (PPG), a guide that acknowledges the commitment and strength of a vendor’s partner programs for its Channel resellers, IT integrators, and technology consultants.

In the past year, Acronis has made sweeping improvements to its Authorized Solution Provider Program. In addition to the advanced training and Sales and Technical certification offered, the company has increased margins for Gold, Silver, and Authorized Volume Reseller Partners and adjusted the compensation model for its direct sales organization to favor engagement with its partners. To round out its programs, Acronis also launched SMB Connect for small business and consumer IT service providers. Information on all of its partner programs is available at channelweb.

Acronis True Image allows users to quickly capture a hardware image then restore it to dissimilar hardware – a fast and easy way to ensure information is always available. The software also helps increase hardware utilization for better datacenter ROI by backing up both physical and virtual computers.

Of the hundreds of vendor program entries reviewed for this year’s guide, Acronis was one of the coveted Gold 5-Star Overall Winners chosen in this 14th annual VARBusiness Partner Program Guide survey. Acronis was also certified a Silver 5-Star Winner in the categories of Sales Support, Marketing Support, Channel Operations and Partner Recruitment.

“The quality of a vendor’s partner program reflects the true commitment they have to the thriving Solution Provider Channel, and this year’s 5-Star Partner Programs Guide winners are the cream of the crop of Channel-friendly vendors,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

“It is an honor to be recognized by VARBusiness for our efforts in the Channel,” said Walter Scott, CEO, Acronis. “We hope that our programs reflect the value we place on our partners – they are vital in introducing Acronis’ backup and recovery software to IT departments, SMBs and consumers.”

The guide appears in the March issue of VARBusiness and can be found online at

About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of storage management software that enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets. Acronis sells innovative solutions for disaster recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration, which allow users to maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software products are sold in more than 180 countries and are available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit or contact [email protected].

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.

About Everything Channel


Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel for product information, business guidance, market intelligence and management tools. IT suppliers use Everything Channel to gain access to and influence the Solution Provider audience, develop strategy, obtain market intelligence and execute sales, recruitment and Channel enablement objectives. Everything Channel provides for the wide range of business needs for both Solution Providers and IT suppliers to run their business.

Everything Channel is the number one source for the Channel market, helping businesses run more profitably and effectively. Through use of its portfolio of channel solutions which include the ChannelWeb online network, magazines (CRN and VARBusiness), events (XChange and Vision), workflow tools (MTC and eXalt), tele-recruiting, sales support, marketing services, research and education (IPED), technology sellers are able to rapidly accelerate sales. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel.