Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, and AFC Ajax, a renowned Dutch professional football club, have signed a multi-year partnership agreement. As AFC Ajax’s official cyber protection partner, Acronis will play a visible and tangible role at Ajax Academy ‘De Toekomst’ (The Future) and the Johan Cruijff Arena. Acronis will be providing AFC Ajax with the latest cyber protection solutions to optimise data workflow, helping the team improve its performance both on and off the pitch.
Menno Geelen, Commercial Director at AFC Ajax, said: “Acronis is a global market leader and a technology company that will contribute technology and content to support our growth ambition. We are also going to use their cyber protection solutions and Artificial Intelligence expertise at our training centre, De Toekomst, and see them prominently as a new shirt partner for the Ajax youth. A partner of which we can therefore say with complete dedication: for the future”.
Edwin van der Sar, Managing Director at AFC Ajax, added: “Data and innovation are becoming more and more important, for us as a football club and as an organisation. Privacy and data security are therefore just as crucial. With Acronis, we have a reliable and knowledgeable partner that stores, makes accessible and secures our data. They will do this at De Toekomst – the cradle of our club where a lot of data is collected and processed – but also in the Johan Cruijff Arena and in our football related and business activities elsewhere in the world.”