VMware Converter Supports Acronis´ .TIB Format

BURLINGTON, Mass., January 15, 2008 — Acronis, Inc. , today announced that organizations running virtualization software from VMware can now convert physical systems into virtual machines for backup and recovery using VMware Converter and the Acronis® True Image Echo family of disk imaging and backup software.

Support in VMware environments for Acronis True Image files means the system migration effort is simplified because existing Acronis image files can be easily converted directly into a virtual machine. Acronis True Image 9.x image (.TIB) files are supported by VMware Converter, which converts Microsoft Windows-based physical machines and third-party image formats to VMware virtual machines. It also converts virtual machines between VMware platforms.

“Our relationship with VMware continues to benefit our mutual customers,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. “When it comes to backup and restoration of their systems, IT managers do not want to think about what is physical and what is virtual. They just want to protect and migrate their data seamlessly between the two, which is enabled by Acronis True Image and VMware Converter.”


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.