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Acronis Labs to focus on driving innovations in cloud technologies, storage, backup and access
Woburn, MA, December 4, 2013 — /BackupReview.info/ — Acronis®, a global leader in backup and disaster recovery as well as data protection solutions, announced today that it will make a significant investment of $10 million into Acronis Labs, a new R&D initiative which will address the growing challenges associated with cloud services, big data, archiving and mobility tools.
Acronis Labs will focus a portion of investments in human resources to hire the top computer scientists, developers and programmers. The Labs will address the growing needs to store vast amounts of data, drive down associated costs and utilize cloud technologies.
The teams based in Arlington, VA, USA, and Moscow, Russia will build upon leading technologies found in Acronis True Image™, Acronis Backup & Recovery® and Acronis Storage, while also focusing on:
“The data protection and backup sectors are more important now than ever before, since we’re deluged with growing amounts of data that’s central to our personal lives and businesses. We are launching Acronis Labs to accelerate the creation of new technologies that solve this massive problem, which potentially affects everyone who uses a computer, tablet or mobile phone,” said Serguei Beloussov, Acronis CEO. “Acronis Labs is the place to be if you want to create new ways of dealing with data storage and see them pushing the limits of what is possible for millions of users of Acronis products.”
The core of Acronis Labs is a dedicated full-time team of computer scientists, developers and programmers with extensive experience at the company, some working at Acronis since it was founded. Acronis VP of Engineering, Max Lyadvinsky will bring his 12 years of expertise in managing complex software projects and interest in cloud and big data technologies to head Acronis Labs. He holds 31 patents for backup and storage technologies and was instrumental in creating Acronis Backup and Recovery, which is made up of 4.7 million lines of code. One of Acronis’ most prominent engineers with over 15 years of expertise in storage and the company’s core technologies, Alexey Trunov, will dedicate his time as the lab’s Chief Architect.
Acronis Labs will consist of four organizational units, closely collaborating with each other:
Acronis®, Acronis True Image™, and Acronis Backup & Recovery® are registered trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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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