This week, Acronis announced it will increase its investment in Arizona to 20 million over the next three years. The company is expanding its operations and the availability of research and development engineering positions at its Scottsdale office.
Acronis opened its first office in Scottsdale in October 2017 and declared an initial investment of 10 million later that year. Acronis plans to increase that investment to 20 million over the next three years and grow the team by more than 100 people in various marketing, support, business development, R&D and sales positions.
According to the company, the Scottsdale expansion is part of Acronis’ initiative to establish a global network of R&D centers. The Scottsdale R&D facility will join Acronis’ R&D centers in Singapore, Bulgaria, and Switzerland, creating a globally-distributed network of engineering facilities sustaining the development of cyber protection, artificial intelligence, and blockchain-based technologies 24 hours a day.
John Zanni, President of Acronis and President of Acronis Foundation, and Ivan Lukovnikov, Acronis VP of Cloud and Big Data will relocate to Scottsdale at the end of the year to oversee the expansion. “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. 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,” said Zanni.
Acronis introduced a new hybrid cloud architecture designed for greater flexibility and data privacy, including a host of features that make cyber protection easier and more complete. It was the first company to add artificial intelligence-based ransomware protection and blockchain-based data authentication to its products.