ALSO expands geographical coverage of portfolio with Acronis in Bulgaria

ALSO Bulgaria and Acronis committed to supplying organizations with the capabilities and support needed to succeed in the face of today’s unprecedented challenges, which the pandemic crisis puts in front of us all,

In the modern IT industry, services and security are evolving at a much faster rate for all users, customers, and service providers. In response, Acronis and ALSO are working together, not only to add Acronis Cyber Protection solutions to the ALSO portfolio but also to make it available through the ALSO Cloud Marketplace – the innovative As-a-Service platform of ALSO, which is now available in Bulgaria.

The advantage that the platform and its new Acronis cybersecurity and data protection solutions offer to customers and partners are significant. With these new offerings, organizations can open the door to efficient and highly successful digitalization while managing a large number of services, processes, and accounts at a low price.

The offered services are divided into two segments: on-premises solutions with a focus on security and data protection such as Acronis Cyber Infrastructure, Acronis Cyber Backup, the Acronis Cyber Disaster Recovery add-on, and Acronis Snap Deploy. Additionally, part of the portfolio will be composed of consumer-focused technologies including Acronis Disk Director and Acronis True Image.

Off premise, Acronis and ALSO will offer an even more innovative and fast-growing model through the ALSO Cloud Marketplace. Services for customers such as Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud, Acronis Cyber Cloud, and the recently released Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud are based on a consumptional (pay as you go) model. This gives resellers the opportunity to scale their business quickly and their customers the option to align their growth to their technological setup.

“We strive to provide the best solutions possible to lead and support our partners in the IT industry. Both our platforms and our team are at the forefront of technology, combining innovation and efficiency to do business in a new way. In a vendor like Acronis, we see a strong leadership position and a demand for an innovative and fast approach to a digitalization of services, ensuring information security, quality, and convenient storage of business-critical data,” said Ralitsa Kilian, Chief Customer Officer of ALSO Bulgaria.

For his part, Ivan Dudin, Regional Director of Sales at Acronis added: “Partners are the basis of our business. We strive to not only be their supplier, but also their supporter as they work to achieve success. Our modern affiliate program provides technology and tools to deal with constantly-evolving threats and have a real opportunity to be more successful.”

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection – solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup, anti-malware, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, endpoint management, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by its award-winning AI-based active protection technology, blockchain-based data authentication and unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment – including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications – all at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million consumers and ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware, software and IT-services access to over 110,000 buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop. ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales of approximately EUR 10.7 bn with around 4,000 employees in the fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available here.

Droege Group

Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value.

Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution – following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company’s actions. In recent years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information