Manchester City have formed a new deal with, with Acronis which will see the technology leader work  with the Club to enhance and develop its data storage capabilities.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis is renowned for its innovative hybrid cloud storage and enterprise file sync and share solutions, as well as award-winning use of AI technology, and Acronis works with five million consumers and more than 500,000 businesses in 145 countries.

As part of the partnership agreement, Manchester City will explore opportunities to work with the Acronis Foundation.

The foundation provides equitable education around the world through building schools in developing countries.

Damian Willoughby, senior vice president of partnership at City Football Group, commented: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Acronis.

“A football club like Manchester City has a huge volume of data – covering everything from our players and fans to the day to day operation of our business – and we are excited to leverage Acronis’ expertise to enhance our data storage and backup functions.

“Acronis shares City’s passion for innovation and utilising the latest technologies and we look forward to working with them as our partnership progresses.”

John Zanni, president of Acronis, added: “At the highest level of competition, data is a critical asset. Acronis’ technology is perfectly suited for high-pressure, digitally intensive environment.

“We are proud to partner with this great club and look forward to our joint projects in the future. We are confident this partnership will benefit Manchester City, Acronis, and all our partners and customers.”