Acronis was founded by Serguei Beloussov, Ilya Zubarev, and Max Tsyplyaev in 2001 as a separate business unit within SWsoft. In 2003, Acronis was spun off as a separate company. Originally focused on disk partitioning and boot loader software, the company moved into backup and disaster recovery software based on disk imaging technology. Acronis’ flagship product for corporate backup was Acronis True Image until 2009, at which time the product was redesigned for the consumer market. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 became its foremost offering for the SMB market. Acronis Backup & Recovery was then renamed to Acronis Backup in 2014.
In September 2012, Acronis acquired GroupLogic, Inc., giving it enterprise mobility solutions, file sharing capabilities and the ability to integrate Apple devices into enterprise environments. As part of the purchase, Acronis acquired GroupLogic products including as mobilEcho, activEcho and ExtremeZ-IP. As a result of the deal, GroupLogic gained access to Acronis’ customer base. Then-CEO Chris Broderick stated that the acquisition would allow them to sell products at a scale “that would be very, very expensive to acquire organically as a small company.”
In May 2013, co-founder and Board Director, Serguei Beloussov, returned to lead the company as CEO. He returned to strengthen Acronis' consumer and medium-sized business products and create a backup-and-storage-as-a-service platform for managed service providers and the channel.
In December 2013, Acronis announced the launch of an official research and development wing, Acronis Labs, a research initiative split between its Arlington, VA and Moscow, Russia offices.