Acronis will make a significant investment of US$10 million into Acronis Labs, the backup and disaster recovery solutions provider announced today.
Acronis Labs is a new R&D initiative which will address the growing challenges associated with cloud services, big data, archiving and mobility tools, Acronis said in a statement.
Acronis Labs will focus a portion of investments in human resources to hire the top computer scientists, developers and programmers and will address the growing needs to store vast amounts of data, drive down associated costs and utilize 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, according to a company spokesperson.
The core of Acronis Labs is a dedicated full-time team of computer scientists, developers and programmers. Acronis VP of Engineering, Max Lyadvinsky will head Acronis Labs.
"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."
Acronis Labs will consist of four organizational units, consisting of Core Lab, Performance Lab, Intellectual Property (IP) Lab and Product Lab.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.