Acronis has announced that it will make a significant investment of $10 million into Acronis Labs, a new R&D initiative which will address the growing challenges associated with cloud services, big data, archiving and mobility tools.
Acronis Labs will put a portion of its investments in human resources to hire the top computer scientists, developers and programmers. The Labs will address the growing needs to store vast amounts of data, drive down associated costs and utilise cloud technologies. The teams based in Arlington, VA, USA, and Moscow, Russia will build upon leading technologies found in Acronis True Image, Acronis Backup & Recovery and Acronis Storage, while also focusing on:
•Creating next-generation storage management technologies
•Developing performance product evaluation to ensure that all products are top of the line and efficient, fast, secure and reliable
•Strengthening Acronis patent portfolio
•Perfecting complex technologies for use in broad market products
“The data protection and backup sectors are more important now than ever before, since we’re deluged with growing amounts of data that’s central to our personal lives and businesses. We are launching Acronis Labs to accelerate the creation of new technologies that solve this massive problem, which potentially affects everyone who uses a computer, tablet or mobile phone,” said Serguei Beloussov, Acronis CEO. “Acronis Labs is the place to be if you want to create new ways of dealing with data storage and see them pushing the limits of what is possible for millions of users of Acronis products.”