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Acronis doubles investment in Arizona for AI and blockchain projects

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Acronis is increasing investment in its Scottsdale, Arizona facility to support the development of cyber protection, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies.

The leading cybersecurity and hybrid cloud solutions provider opened the Scottsdale facility last year with an initial investment of $10 million. Now the company is increasing that investment to $20 million over the next three years.

Acronis said that it will expand the operations and availability of research and development (R&D) engineering operations at its office in Scottsdale.

Blockchain and AI are the hottest technology trends today, and Acronis is keeping up with the pace. In August, it released the latest version of its personal backup solution— Acronis True Image 2019. The True Image comes with backup technology powered by blockchain-based data authentication and AI-based anti-ransomware defense.

The expansion of Scottsdale R&D Center is a part of Acronis’s initiative to form a network of R&D centers around the world. Acronis already has its R&D centers in Singapore, Bulgaria, and Switzerland.

“This announcement by cyber protection industry leader Acronis clearly demonstrates that Arizona provides the talent, business environment and culture of innovation that modern businesses require. I’d like to thank Acronis for bringing new opportunities to Arizona,” said Governor Ducey.

Acronis will add over 100 new people to its teams in marketing, support, business development, R&D, and sales. To supervise the expansion, John Zanni (Acronis President) and Ivan Lukovnikove (Acronis VP of Cloud and Big Data) will relocate to Scottsdale by the end of this year.

“Acronis thanks Governor Ducey, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Mayor Lane and City of Scottsdale for helping to make your community such an attractive and welcome home for its U.S.-based IT R&D operations. Scottsdale and the surrounding area have the potential to become the next Silicon Valley,” said John Zanni.

“Mindful of that potential, we want to be here because we have the support and availability of local talent to accelerate our global growth plans. Our first year since we opened our office in Scottsdale has been very positive and we are committed to creating more high-paying, high-skilled jobs and supporting the local community.”

Also read: Acronis deeply integrates its data protection capabilities with Microsoft cloud services

Image source: Gaidar Magdanurov

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