RALEIGH, N.C. — Acronis, a provider of storage management software, is the latest company to join the independent software vendor program (ISV) at Red Hat.

The ISV program offers developers access to tools and resources that are needed to develop and test applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Acronis also joined Red Hat’s Ready Partner Program. Membership in the two groups offers opportunities for co-marketing and co-branding with the Linux software developer and services provider.

Acronis is based in Massachusetts.

“Acronis recognizes the exceptional technology developed by Red Hat and that is why Acronis incorporates a customized version of the Red Hat kernel in our emergency boot disks,” said Walter Scott, chief executive officer of Acronis. “Becoming a partner with Red Hat formalizes a relationship that has been ongoing for years. Acronis and Red Hat bring together some of the most advanced technology for the enterprise IT infrastructure.”

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