Pan-European cloud services distributor, Resello, in joint cooperation with Acronis will provide cycling team, Team Qhubeka ASSOS with Acronis cyber protection technology. Team Qhubeka ASSOS is one of only 19 UCI WorldTour teams that competes in all grand tours and classics, including the Tour de France, which begins in late June.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS, Africa’s only UCI WorldTour team, strives for more than simply triumphs. Their long-standing relationship with the Qhubeka Charity and its #BicyclesChangeLives campaign guarantees that people in Africa can go around on two wheels, boosting access to schools, clinics, and employment. In the future, Qhubeka and Acronis will work together to provide bicycles to schools in South Africa through the Acronis Cyber Foundation Schools Initiative.
Guard Against Cyberattacks
Resello will deliver Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud to Team Qhubeka ASSOS as part of the Acronis #CyberFit Sports collaboration. This machine intelligence (MI)-powered solution combines data security and cybersecurity to assist guard against cyberattacks. Acronis Cyber Protect is a solution that combines automation and integration to ensure the prevention, detection, response, recovery, and analysis required to protect all workloads while simplifying security operations.
“As an organization that races across the globe over 250 days a year we are constantly in motion; and by working together with Acronis and their distribution partner Resello, we have a great shared opportunity to showcase the ultimate in integrated data protection and cybersecurity solutions,” said Douglas Ryder, founder of Team Qhubeka ASSOS. “Our team is underpinned by the philosophy of Ubuntu – I am because we are – and this valued partnership is yet another opportunity to highlight the platform that our team is able to provide in making a meaningful, positive, impact in the world.”
The cycling team recently completed its most successful Giro d’Italia to date, claiming three stage victories. Giacomo Nizzolo, the current European champion, won his first grand tour stage in Verona, debutant Mauro Schmid stunned the field by winning the Strade Bianche-inspired stage in Montalcino, and Victor Campenaerts, the current world hour record holder, completed the hattrick for the team by winning his first grand tour stage from the breakaway on stage 15.
“Professional cycling is a high-performance sport where the whole team has to work together to maximize results such as the victories achieved during the Giro d’Italia, just as cyber protection requires an integrated solution to provide superior protection,” said Ronan McCurtin, Acronis VP Europe, Turkey and Israel. “That is why we are very excited to welcome Resello as our latest Acronis #CyberFit Cloud Distribution Partner. We are proud to support Team Qhubeka ASSOS to achieve success together.”
About Acronis and Resello
Acronis, which was founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, today employs over 1,600 people in 33 sites across 18 countries. More than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 businesses, including 100 percent of the Fortune 1000, as well as top-tier professional sports teams, trust its solutions. Acronis solutions are accessible in more than 40 languages through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries.
Resello is a Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider and a ‘cloud native’ distributor. Their automation platform enables MSPs, VARs, Systems Integrators, ISVs, and other IT resellers to operate a cloud company by accelerating digital transformation. It allows their partners to manage clients, provision products, and track use all in one location, including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, Azure, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, and Vade for M365 productivity and security cloud solutions. Located in Zwolle, the Netherlands, and Eschborn, Germany, Resello was founded in 2013. It serves partners in more than 40 countries around Europe.
“As a cloud services distributor we are very excited to work together with Team Qhubeka ASSOS and Acronis to progress and achieve wins together. Resello’s mission is to make ‘as-a-service’ easy to understand, manage and sell. The more successful our partners are, the more successful we are. I guess in that sense we follow the same Ubuntu philosophy as Team Qhubeka ASSOS,” said Harald Nuij, Managing Director at Resello. “Qhubeka ASSOS uses their service course in The Netherlands as their base of operations from which they support their riders challenging for wins and achieving victories all over Europe. Similarly, as a Pan-European cloud services distributor we support partners and their customers all over Europe in achieving success with data protection and cybersecurity solutions such as Acronis Cyber Cloud.”