SWsoft Partners With Acronis to Offer Industry-Leading Backup Solution for Plesk Control Panel

December 13, 2006

BURLINGTON, Mass. and HERNDON, Va. - December 13, 2006SWsoft, a recognized leader in automation and virtualization software, today announced a partnership with Acronis to resell Acronis True Image Server for SWsoft Plesk 8.1 control panel software. The stand-alone solution, which also works with other control panels, will enable service providers to offer backup and recovery capabilities with dedicated hosting packages.

"This partnership supports our OPEN FUSION strategy to create a unified hosting ecosystem by advancing the integration of SWsoft products with a range of systems, applications and solutions," said Serguei Beloussov, chief executive officer, SWsoft. "This offering integrates two leading technologies -- our Plesk control panel and the Acronis backup software - to deliver a powerful solution for hosting providers."

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 93 percent of companies that experience "significant data loss" will be out of business within five years. Acronis True Image Server is an award-winning disaster recovery, backup, and disk imaging solution for Windows and Linux that provides comprehensive system protection and recovery of servers. Users can manage Acronis True Image Server through the Plesk interface or with other control panels.

"By partnering with SWsoft, we will enable service providers to expand their rich product offerings based on our popular Acronis True Image Server technology, making it easier for them to protect business data in dedicated hosting environments," said Walter Scott, chief executive officer, Acronis. "This integration with Plesk enhances SWsoft's value proposition by providing its hosting partners with the ability to lease Acronis licenses."

Two versions of the software will be available exclusively through SWsoft:

  • Acronis True Image Light - provides basic system protection and recovery of servers with minimal downtime.
  • Acronis True Image Pro - a comprehensive version that gives service providers more protection and functionality including remote backups, incremental backups, high compression capability, backup sharing across networks and more.

"Acronis True Image gives us a cost effective way to provide our customers with a robust, complete backup and disaster recovery solution that drastically reduces the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) in the event a full system restore becomes required," said Steve Merkel, chief technology officer, Data393.

OPEN FUSION is a SWsoft technology initiative to move SWsoft's entire line of products to a common platform to advance integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions.

Pricing and Availability
Acronis True Image Server Light and Pro versions are available now from SWsoft and SWsoft partners worldwide. The retail price is $299 for the Light version. The Pro version is available at a promotional price of $849 (regularly $999). Monthly leasing agreements are available only for SWsoft partners. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com/en/products/plesk/acronis/.

About Acronis
Acronis offers storage management solutions that are technically advanced for mission-critical applications and easy to use. The company provides disaster recovery, backup and restore, partitioning, data migration, and other storage management and virtualization products for enterprises, small-to-midsize businesses, and consumers. A global company, Acronis has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products both direct and through resellers and retail outlets. For additional information, visit www.acronis.com.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software. With more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries, SWsoft's suite of award-winning products delivers proven performance, manageability and value. SWsoft is a high-growth company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.swsoft.com.

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