Acronis opens its international HQ in Singapore


18 September 2014
Opening of Acronis IHQ

Data protection company Acronis, which was founded in Singapore in 2002, has returned to its roots with the official opening of its international headquarters here.

“Singapore is a convenient location for international technology business,” said Acronis’ founder and chief executive officer Serguei Beloussov. “The country is well connected to the rest of the world (and) more than 50 per cent of world’s population and economy is within distance of an eight-hour flight from here.”

Singapore is also a business and technology hub in Asia, and this is important for the company, said Beloussov. “We believe that in five years, more than 50 per cent of Acronis revenue will come from Asia.”

Acronis provides a broad range of data protection solutions including backup, disaster recovery, migration, provisioning, replication, virtualisation and secure access.

The company is boosting its R&D activities in Singapore as part of a global strategy to position itself as a technology leader in its space. It recently appointed global chief strategy and operations officer Mark Shmulevich, who will spearhead efforts to strengthen collaboration between Acronis and universities and technology centres in Singapore.

“Efficient infrastructure combined with significant government support for innovation, together with presence of strong R&D centres and universities in Singapore, make the country one of our focus points for technology collaborations and advanced research,” said Shmulevich. “We are already starting working with a few institutions, including Data Storage Institute, and are planning to expand our partnerships in the near future”.

Acronis also recently opened a data centre in Singapore, adding to its network of facilities in the United States, France, Germany, Japan and Russia. The new data centre will provide cloud data protection customers with a multiple-fold increase in data transfer speed due to the geographical proximity of storage location, and ability to store backup data locally.