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Acronis opens new research and development office in Tempe

Post Date:07/08/2019 6:00 PM
Tempe welcomes cutting-edge AI, machine learning, and blockchain technology development center 
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection opened its new office in Tempe this week.

The new location features a cutting-edge research and development office, as well as Acronis’ largest and fastest growing data center operations space. Fully staffed, the office will employ 150 new engineering, sales, professional services, and support personnel.

During 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.

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 (MSPs).

“Arizona is North America’s hub for data center operations and professional services,” said Serguei Beloussov, Chairman and Acronis Chief Executive Officer. “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.”

To develop and enhance innovative cyber protection services like Acronis’ blockchain-based data verification, artificial intelligence-based cyberthreat protections, and machine learning-based ransomware defense, Acronis plans close collaboration with local schools like Arizona State, University of Arizona and others. Engineers and IT professionals interested in exploring these exciting new opportunities are invited to apply for positions at all levels on the Acronis Careers page.

The Newest Office for the Global Cyber Protection Leader
“We’re excited that Acronis has chosen Tempe as their new home in the U.S.,” said Mayor Mark Mitchell. “Our city prides itself on embracing innovation and being one of the nation’s top business destinations. Acronis’ rapid growth around the world shows them as a clear leader in the cyber protection industry and makes them a perfect addition to the tech sector clustering in Tempe.”

“The decision by Acronis to locate this advanced R&D center in Arizona is an excellent addition to our state’s already strong cybersecurity cluster,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Data protection is absolutely critical in today’s world. We’re confident that Arizona’s industry expertise, talent and educational institutions will provide Acronis with the ideal platform to continue meeting the needs of its rapidly growing customer base.”

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.

“Acronis has already made an impact in Greater Phoenix and their continued investment in the region is further validation of our market’s ability to incubate innovative ideas, test their viability and then scale accordingly,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “As Acronis expands their footprint in Greater Phoenix, this region will continue stepping up to the plate to assure they have the resources and support they need to thrive.”
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