Acronis has trumpeted the role of service providers in delivering growth to its cloud-based data backup and security business over the last year. It says it has seen a 200% year-on-year increase of protected devices and 151% year-on-year growth in the number of protected corporate clients under its umbrella.
Globally, over the past year, Acronis has added more than 2,000 new service providers that can offer backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share services using the Acronis Data Cloud platform, it claims.
It competes with the likes of Veeam, Veritas, Commvault and Dell EMC in the business backup space, but these companies have a much higher chunk of large enterprise business. Around 90% of Acronis' business is through the channel and most partners are geared towards serving the SMB market. “Obligation-free trials, single installation and a multi-tenant/multi-tier architecture have made Acronis the most efficient and cost-effective data protection solution available to service providers,” claims the vendor.