Acronis Cyber Protection Growth Taps Local Talent

by Tara Stred

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, recently opened an office in Tempe. The new location features a cutting-edge research and development office, as well as Acronis’s largest and fastest growing data center operations space. Fully staffed, the office will employ 150 new engineering, sales, professional services and support personnel.

Acronis is driving a new category called “cyber protection” — introducing a host of solutions that reflect a convergence of data protection and cybersecurity that is revolutionizing the industry. Over the next three years, the company will invest $50 million dollars in research and development efforts at the new Tempe facility — fueling innovative advances in blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence-based cyber protection — as well as unique consulting services for the custom development and deployment of security and artificial intelligence solutions. All of these initiatives will be supported by engineering talent recruited locally in Arizona. In fact, Acronis plans close collaboration with local schools like Arizona State, University of Arizona and others.

Acronis engineers in the new office will support the continuing development of SDKs for the Acronis Cyber Platform, which provides third-party vendors an easy way to customize, extend and integrate Acronis technology with their solutions. The work conducted at the new Tempe office will allow Acronis to build stronger partnerships with North American cloud providers, software vendors, telecoms, and managed service providers.

“Arizona is North America’s hub for data center operations and professional services,” says Serguei Beloussov, chairman and CEO. “As Acronis pursues an ambitious growth plan and continues delivering innovative cyber protection services, including our recently announced Acronis Cyber Platform, our presence and investment in Tempe is key to future research and development. We invite engineering experts and data center operations professionals from the city’s pool of talent to join our team and accomplish this exciting work on the cutting-edge of technology.”

Since its 2003 founding in Singapore, Acronis has offered innovative solutions that balance the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection — safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) — to personal users, businesses of all sizes, and service providers. These services have earned the company over 5 million customers and hundreds of awards. At the same time, Acronis has met the rapid growth demands by expanding around the globe to better serve key markets. Today, the company develops cutting-edge cyber protection services in offices in 17 countries including Switzerland, the U.S., Germany, Japan, Russia, Bulgaria, and Australia.

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