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Case Study: Acronis Provides Cyber Protection to Manchester City Football Club

INTRODUCTION
Acronis is Manchester City Football Club’s cyber protection partner, providing data backup, protection, and storage capabilities. By partnering with Acronis, the reigning English Premier League champions have all data, applications, and systems efficiently backed up and ready to be restored. This opens new opportunities for what can be done with data, helping the club to reach new goals.

WHAT WERE MANCHESTER CITY’S CYBER PROTECTION NEEDS?
Here at Manchester City we use data to help us in every aspect of our business. On the pitch, the team can play upwards of sixty matches per season, playing every three to four days, and they use data to prepare for those games. For every single game we play, we analyze hundreds of minutes of game and match footage.

We combine that with data we collect from daily training from every player, and use that to prepare us for the next game. That data of course needs to be instantly available, wherever we are in the world and it demands the highest standards of protection and resilience.

WHY DOES CYBER PROTECTION MATTER TO YOUR COMPANY?
Around the world, we have millions of fans and members, and they rely on services like our website and our official club app, CityPlus – our video subscription platform for news and entertainment about the club and team, 24 hours a day wherever they are in the world.

Then on match day, when we welcome 55,000 fans to our stadium in Manchester, technology drives every aspect of that experience from ticketing to service all across the stadium through to entertainment and statistics shown on the big screen — technology and data are crucial to the experience.

WHAT ARE YOUR OVERALL IMPRESSIONS OF ACRONIS CYBER PROTECT?
Acronis’ cyber protection technology is fast, efficient, and secure. It is suitable for a large global business like ours, but it is just as implementable by any business of any size of any industry.

WHY IS YOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH ACRONIS IMPORTANT OR STRATEGIC?
Delivering all of this requires the absolute highest standards in data and cyber protection, and that’s why our partnership with Acronis is so important. Acronis’ technology allows us to be secure in the knowledge that our data is properly backed up, properly accessible, and properly secure every minute, every hour, and every day wherever we are in the world.

HOW DOES ACRONIS HELP TO PROTECT YOUR EDGE?
Manchester City relies on Acronis to help protect our edge, and deliver on the pitch and for our fans.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ACRONIS CAN HELP TO PROTECT YOUR EDGE.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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