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Acronis appoints chief channel evangelist

30 Apr 2020

Acronis has appointed channel IT and MSP veteran Amy Luby as its new channel chief evangelist, as she prepares to assist Acronis with expanding its channel reach worldwide.

One of her first missions will be to introduce Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud to MSPs who are instrumental in serving vastly distributed remote infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luby comes from IoT vendor Carnegie Technologies, where she helped to form a global MSP channel program.  Luby has also worked in the channel at Australian-based firm Sinefa, as well as Trend Micro, and Synnex.

“Amy Luby joins Acronis at the perfect time to support the IT channel, tasked with offering vastly improved services that deliver easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection while growing revenue in these challenging times. Amy will show service providers they have the ability to deliver the solutions that ensure their clients are CyberFit and ready to face any new threats to their data, applications, and systems,” says Acronis’ chief cyber officer Gaidar Magdanurov.

Luby adds that MSPs are facing a need to upgrade the products and services that they offer to clients, particularly as cyber protection advances. 

An enormous opportunity is available to the IT channel to both simplify and strengthen their cyber protection offerings, enabling them to increase revenue, decrease costs, simplify licensing and become indispensable partners to their clients. I am beyond excited at the opportunity. Channel friends and partners – expect to hear from me very soon.”

Acronis Cyber Protect unifies cyber protection by integrating backup, disaster recovery, AI-based malware protection, remote assistance and security into a single tool.

Recently Acronis joined a global initiative to back SMBs as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. #OpenWeStand, a movement launched by hosting firm GoDaddy, has attracted 30 companies that will contribute knowledge and resources to help small businesses stay afload.

“During this unprecedented time, our goal is to help as many partners and customers as quickly as we can. Remote work is not possible without IT, which means protecting the IT infrastructure is more important than ever for organisations of all sizes,” comments Acronis CEO and founder Serguei “SB” Beloussov.

Acronis is contributing its cyber protection solutions, free career transition services, and security and privacy in remote working environments.

The current list of brands joining #OpenWeStand include: Acronis, American Express, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Avetta, BrandCrowd, Brex, ChowNow, Digital Air Strike, Evite, Gift Up!, GoFundMe, Hello Alice, Inc. Media, Kabbage, Keap, Keysight Technologies, Moneypenny, Next Insurance, Next Street, Nextdoor, PayPal, Rocket Lawyer, Ruby, Salesforce, Seed Spot, ServiceTitan, Shaw Academy, Slack, SurveyMonkey, Voice Nation, and Zenefits.