Acronis has announced its new Acronis Partner Programme for Cloud. An extension of the Acronis Global Partner Program, the Acronis Partner Program for Cloud is uniquely designed to accelerate cloud data protection services revenue with a subscription model for service providers, distributors and cloud resellers. The program provides solutions, resources, programs and incentives to help Acronis partners profit from the huge market growth predicted for cloud data protection services, which include backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share.
According to IDC, the Data Protection & Disaster Recovery software market will grow to $8.1 billion by 2019.
The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud supports any deployment model, including service provider-hosted, Acronis-hosted and hybrid, and any business model with licensing flexibility.
The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud uses multiple tiers to distinguish and reward a partner’s sales performance, certification commitment and marketing collaboration. Incentives include stackable profit margins, incremental margins for deal registration, rebates and incremental accelerators.
The program also features simplified partner on-boarding, free web-based sales tools and enablement programs, technical training, marketing programs and demand generation support, as well as co-op and market development fund programs.
“The end users that we service need an easy and reliable backup and recovery solution combined with the knowledge and support we can deliver as a service provider,” Charles Grau, vice president, IT and Operations at United Data Technologies (UDT). “The new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud allows us to build on our growing Acronis Cloud business by rapidly bringing proven data protection services to market in a way they easily plugs into our technology environment and existing business model.”