Acronis® Expands Distribution Network Following CMS’s Acquisition of Interactive Ideas

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Turning mobility into a competitive advantage avoiding any data leakage – this is the Acronis Mobility offer that will be highlighted by this new agreement

Acronis Software Now Available at CMS Distribution

We are delighted to distribute Acronis' market leading products in Backup and Recovery, mobility and virtualisation to CMS' partner customers. Acronis have some excellent solutions and it will increase our software solution offerings to our resellers.

Acronis® a leading provider of physical, virtual and cloud backup solutions, today announced it has expanded its distribution network in the UK. Following CMS Distribution’s acquisition of Interactive Ideas, Acronis solutions will now be distributed to a far wider group of resellers.

The purchase of Interactive Ideas makes CMS Distribution the largest independent value added distributor in the UK and Ireland. Serving more than 2,500 reseller customers, CMS represents a valuable route to market for all of Acronis’ corporate backup and recovery solutions, including Acronis Backup & Recovery and vmProtect. As part of the distribution agreement, CMS Distribution will also be focusing on Acronis’s file and sync sharing mobile file management access solutions, activEcho® and mobilEcho®.

mobilEcho is the first secure Mobile File Management (MFM) solution to turn any mobile device into a true business platform by equipping enterprises with the stringent security and management granularity they need. mobilEcho 5.0 offers in-app editing of Microsoft Office® documents, spreadsheets and presentations, military-grade, FIPS 140-2 certified encryption module, and support for Office 365™ hosted SharePoint® sites. activEcho is the industry’s only enterprise file sharing and syncing solution that balances the end user’s need for simplicity and effectiveness with the control, security, manageability, and flexibility required by IT professionals.

Ole Mygind, director of channel sales and distribution in EMEA at Acronis, said: “We are happy to announce that our distributor relationship has now expanded to include CMS. Given the expansion of Acronis’ solution portfolio, the evolution of CMS’ partner community and desire for growth, this is a great time to team up with such an advanced and respected channel lynchpin. CMS’ aggressive growth plans match ours and we are excited CMS is now a key part of our 100% channel model.”

Frank Salmon, group managing director of CMS Distribution, said: "We are delighted to distribute Acronis' market leading products in Backup & Recovery, mobility and virtualisation to CMS' partner customers. Acronis have some excellent solutions and it will increase our software solution offerings to our resellers and provide more options for their customers.”

About Acronis
Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis®, mobilEcho® and activEcho® are registered trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and other countries.

About CMS Distribution
CMS Distribution was founded in 1988 and is an award-winning, value-added distributor of data storage, networking and IT products and services. The company is privately owned and employs 215 people in the UK and Ireland. CMS represents over 50 manufacturers, including CommVault, Exagrid, Quantum, SanDisk, Symantec, Toshiba and TP-Link and serves more than 2,500 Reseller customers.

Acronis Press Contacts
Emily Gallagher / Laura White
egallagher@touchdownpr.com / lwhite@touchdownpr.com        
Touchdown PR
+44 (0)1252 717 040

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