Founded in 2001, Acronis is a privately held company. Originally focused on disk partitioning and boot loader software, they moved into backup and disaster recovery software based on disk imaging technology. Their flagship product line was Acronis True Image until 2009, at which time it was replaced in the corporate environment by Acronis Backup & Recovery 10.

In July 2003, Acronis appointed Synapsys Systems (Pty)Ltd as their authorized distributor in South Africa. In June 2010, Acronis appointed Lifeboat Distributionto distribute Acronis Software in Latin America and the Caribbean. This agreement expanded Lifeboat Distribution’s existing North American distribution agreement with Acronis.


Acronis provides backup, disaster recovery, and partitioning software for both the home, and small and medium enterprises. Their core focus is working with disk blocks, which provides the technology for additional products such as system deployment and disk partitioning.

Consumer product technologies

  • PC data backup and restore
  • Disk cloning and data migration
  • Disk imaging software
  • Partitioning software
  • Hard drive recovery and disk booting

Corporate products solutions

  • System deployment
  • Database backup and restore
  • Disaster recovery
  • Data center migrations
  • Bare metal recovery
  • Reducing storage space
  • Virtualization
  • Continuity planning

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