The Detroit Pistons and Centaris Join Acronis’ #TeamUp Program to support cyber protection in latest slam-dunk move

The Detroit Pistons and Centaris team together for enhanced critical cyber protection

DETROIT, Michigan, May 3, 2022 – Today, the Detroit Pistons and Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, announced an Official Cyber Protection Partnership which will be supported by Centaris. Through this partnership, the Pistons will have access to leading technology that will help keep all data safe and #CyberFit.

“Acronis is a valuable asset for the Detroit Pistons IT and cybersecurity department,” said Paul Rapier, Vice President of Information Technology. “We are excited to partner with a platform that provides ease and meets our departmental needs.”

Sports teams around the world choose Acronis Cyber Protect, an innovative Machine Intelligence (MI) enhanced solution that integrates data protection with cybersecurity, prevents cyberattacks, and helps teams avoid downtime. Acronis combines automation and integration, ensuring the prevention, detection, response, recovery, and analysis needed to safeguard all workloads while streamlining protection efforts. Acronis cyber protection provides the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) services required to protect the modern sport.

“Acronis is very excited to be partnering with the Detroit Pistons and Centaris,” said Acronis Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Pat Hurley. “Acronis will offer nothing but the best cyber protection services to keep the team safe and rid any insecurities that otherwise come with substandard cyber protection. We’re extremely proud to bring our expertise to the court while raising awareness of the importance of cyber protection to the general public.”

Centaris is proud to be an Acronis Delivery Partner and join forces with our hometown team, the Detroit Pistons, to educate, inform, and spread the importance of cybersecurity. A Michigan based Managed Services IT Provider, Centaris is dedicated to supporting Metro-Detroit businesses both on and off the court.

“The entire Centaris Team is excited to be supporting the Pistons on their security journey,” said Centaris President & CEO, Curtis Hicks. “We are elated to be working with Acronis to help educate organizations about cybersecurity and with our help, position them to keep safe now and well into the future.”

The Detroit Pistons are thrilled to join the Acronis family and team up with Centaris today, giving the team access to the latest and greatest in cyber protection while spreading awareness to others on the importance of critical cyber protection. Through this partnership, the Pistons will access innovative cyber protection solutions to safeguard data, applications, and systems to optimize data management and defend cyberattacks.

Acronis #TeamUp Program for managed service providers

The Acronis #TeamUp initiative is open to all service providers looking for innovative ways to grow their business with Acronis and tap into the exciting world of sports marketing.

To learn more about the Acronis #TeamUp Program, please visit

About Centaris
Formed in 2021, by the merger of the Center for Computer Resources (CCR) and Business Communication Systems (BCS), Centaris provides a full suite of computer technology managed IT services, including products like Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as computer systems sales and service, structured cabling, varied voice/phone solutions, telephony, cloud VoIP solutions and internet/voice carrier services. CCR, founded in 1981, served as a national provider of business technology solutions for small and medium-sized companies. BCS, founded in 1975, delivered design and implementation of voice-data-video enterprise and networking solutions nationwide, with certification in servicing IP communications, as well as wired and wireless business telecom and cloud-based systems. BCS is an award-winning NEC authorized distributer and master carrier services agent representing internet and voice technology providers. Today Centaris serves a client set of 1,500-plus businesses nationwide having grown to become the premier IT services company in Michigan dedicated to serving small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, visit

About Acronis
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees and offices in 34 locations worldwide. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 26 languages.

Many businesses don’t prioritize disaster recovery. Improve your disaster preparedness with our FREE eBook.Learn More Here