Acronis launches first cloud data center in South Africa

Acronis opens data center in South Africa

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, January 28, 2022 / — Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, today announced the availability of a new Acronis Cyber ​​Cloud data center in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The new data center, one of 111 new data centers deployed by the company, gives service provider partners access to a full range of cyber protection solutions on which they can build new services while providing access faster, constant data availability and data sovereignty. to their customers.

Having these capabilities is critical for South African service providers today as cyber threats loom over the business landscape and demands for data accessibility, privacy and compliance increase.

The opening of the South Africa data center is part of the Acronis Global/Local initiative, an effort that includes global management of all data centers, geographic redundancy and control for local partners, as well as local disaster recovery site, all at competitive prices. The goal of this initiative is to make it easy for service providers to meet the ever-changing compliance, data sovereignty, and performance demands they and their customers face.

The global network of Acronis Cyber ​​Cloud Data Centers already has more than 40 data centers. From Europe to Asia and from the United States to Africa, Acronis has already opened cloud data centers around the world and plans to open many more. With the new data center in South Africa, local service providers will have a location in the country where they can store their customers’ critical data. Managed service providers will also benefit from the full range of managed cloud solutions and cyber protection solutions available through the Acronis Cyber ​​Cloud Platform.

“A local presence is a necessity for modern cloud businesses and we are proud to offer the Acronis Cyber ​​Cloud Data Center in South Africa. Now they can protect customer data locally and know they are backed by a global partner who is available 24/7/365 to resolve any issues,” said Peter French, Regional General Manager, Middle East and Africa, Acronis.

Service providers interested in learning more about the benefits and opportunities of cyber protection solutions available through the Acronis Cyber ​​Cloud Platform should contact our local team in Africa.

Denzil Moorcroft, Director of Channel Partner Sales, 4Sight Dynamics Africa said, “As one of the fastest growing Acronis channel partners in one of the fastest growing regions (Africa South, Africa, Europe and Middle East), we are excited about Acronis offering a local approach to cyber protection because it is important for organizations to meet localization requirements. Our partners and their customers can expect locally hosted cyber protection solutions that give them peace of mind and security from a global partner like Acronis.

Oliver Niemandt, Managing Director of Tarsus On Demand, said: “It has become increasingly important for South African businesses to put measures in place to ensure they are not primary targets of cyberattacks. Organizations of all sizes need to ensure they are compliant and their customer information remains secure, especially after the Personal Information Protection Act (PoPIA) comes into force on July 1, 2021. We We are delighted that Acronis is investing in a new data center in South Africa for more simplified and secure business operations. that this is exactly what our partner ecosystem needs and that this decision will accelerate the digital transformation of South African businesses. »

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