Partnership adds to cybersecurity vendor’s 50,000-strong channel
Acronis can now count global distributor Ingram Micro as a channel for selling its cybersecurity solutions, which touch on everything from backup and disaster recovery to file syncing.
The Lowdown: The addition of Ingram Micro will add to Acronis’ lineup of more than 50,000 channel partners and will give service providers and customers another avenue for acquiring the security vendor’s technologies, including its Acronis Cyber Platform, which can run on premises, on a public cloud, or in a hybrid cloud environment.
The Details: The partnership with Ingram Micro is only the latest step Acronis is taking to build out its channel to help serve its more than 5 million customers. The company last month said it was investing $10 million from a recent $147 million round of funding to help traditional resellers evolve into service providers, a key step at a time when cloud adoption is rising and enterprises continue to become more digital entities.
Background: With Ingram Micro, Acronis is partnering with a company with extensive reach around the world. The distributor has more than 33,000 employees, serves more than 200,000 customers and 1,700 vendors, generates more than $50 billion in annual revenue, and has operations in 64 countries and sales in 160 countries.
The Buzz: “Ingram Micro is an important ally in our efforts to promote our vision of modern cyberprotection, and this renewed relationship will enable even more service providers to deliver innovative, effective, affordable solutions to their customers,” Acronis founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov said. “With traditional data protection and cybersecurity solutions failing to meet modern data challenges, the demand for true cyberprotection continues to grow. Service providers now face a lucrative opportunity, and Acronis and Ingram Micro can help them leverage that opportunity.”
“Acronis solutions are known worldwide for their unique and effective approach to cyberprotection,” said Renee Bergeron, senior vice president of global cloud at Ingram Micro. “Ingram Micro serves more than 200,000 customers in approximately 160 countries, and we’re certain our customers will see great benefits from using Acronis Cyber Protection solutions to safeguard their data against modern threats.”