Digital transformation is the new normal

The lightning-fast pace of technological innovation is forcing digital and physical worlds to collide — and it’s also transforming the way organizations operate in every industry. This digital transformation can either make or break your business. Because, in the digital world, customers expect 24.7.365 Availability.

66% of enterprises admit that digital transformation initiatives are being held back by unplanned downtime

The secret formula for success? 24.7.365 Availability

When almost all applications are critical to business operations, every enterprise lives or dies by its Availability. But legacy backup systems simply can’t keep up with demands for a growing number of applications to be up and running 24.7.365.

"75% of organizations’ applications are considered business-critical or mission-critical"

The cost of poor Availability can be catastrophic

The Veeam® Global Availability Report, gathering insight from over 1,000 global IT decision makers, reveals that 82% of enterprises can’t meet today’s demands for 24.7.365 Availability. The Availability Gap costs businesses an average of $21.8 million annually, often with irreparable damage to brand reputation and customer confidence. On top of that, this Availability Gap also stifles innovation, as 66% of enterprises admit that digital transformation initiatives are being held back by unplanned downtime.

$21,8 million is the average annual cost of downtime.

Veeam knows what 24.7.365 Availability can allow enterprises to achieve

With Veeam, your applications are always up and running when you need them, so your organization is always ready — no matter what. This means you can take unexpected events in stride while giving all of your users the experience they demand, and take advantage of new opportunities before anyone else.

70% of Fortune 500 companies have moved from legacy backup to Veeam

How much can enterprises achieve with 24.7.365 Availability?

Take a look at our
customer success stories to find out.

Lessons from global brands on becoming an Always-On Enterprise

Lessons from Volvo

Accelerating Availability at 70 dealerships

  • Rapid recovery

    Rapid recovery of what you want, the way you want it

  • High availability

    Guaranteed recovery of every file, application or virtual server, every time

  • Reduced costs

    No more expensive hardware refreshes and high operational costs

Veeam was the only solution we trusted to recover within four hours. Now dealers have peace of mind knowing their backups are offsite and readily available for fast recovery. They’ve greatly minimized their risk for data loss because Simac and Veeam will get them up and running quickly.

Marc Scheir,
IT Project Manager, Volvo Car BeLux


With data volumes growing out of control, backing up to tape was becoming prohibitively expensive for Volvo dealers in Belgium and Luxembourg. On top of that, slow recovery times for the core management system put a handbrake on dealerships’ ability to trade effectively.


Volvo wanted their dealerships up and running 100% of the time, allowing them to focus on what they do best—selling and servicing Volvo cars. With Veeam Backup & Replication™, dealerships can now fire on all cylinders knowing data is securely backed up offsite with lightning-fast recovery times.


The Volvo dealer management system is now available 24.7.365, streamlining their IT and reducing operational costs. By investing in the only solution Volvo trusted to recover data within four hours, the global brand has greatly minimized their risk for data loss.

Lessons from Telefonica

Guaranteeing network Availability for 49 million customers

  • 49 million customers

    Available with 24/7 network

  • Market leader

    Leading digital transformation through Availability

  • Optimized

    Datacenter network and business processes

Veeam ensures Availability of the key systems that manage our network. Network Availability is a top business priority for us, and Veeam delivers 24X7 Availability. Veeam has become a big part of our IT strategy and our business-growth strategy. Every restore with Veeam feels like a save-the-day moment.

Udo Müller,
Supervisor, Platform Operations, Telefonica Germany


Telefonica Germany is one the country’s biggest telecommunications providers — and it plans to grow even bigger. Previously, backup and recovery processes were unreliable and slow, placing Telefonica Germany’s growth and reputation at risk. The tech giant also sought to combine two data centres into one.


Telefonica Germany implemented Veeam Availability Suite™, which helps guarantee network Availability — keeping customers connected and providing a platform for its ambitious plans for business growth.


Today, Telefonica Germany offers a 24.7.365 network, delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction. The company has experienced a 25% reduction in costs over a three-year period, with 1,000 troubleshooting hours saved. Telefonica Germany is now one step closer to becoming the country’s leading digital telecommunications provider.

Lessons from Gatwick Airport

Ensuring seamless operation for 42 million customers

  • Global reach

    Serving 42 million customers in 80 countries

  • 24.7.365 availability

    Avoids downtime, data loss and passenger delays

  • High-speed recovery

    Relies on rapid recovery within SLAs

Veeam enabled Gatwick Airport to avoid a potential airport disruption and reputation knock. One of our critical VMs became inoperable after a change. The issue hadn’t been identified during testing, and it was initially unclear why the change had caused an outage. However, Veeam restored the VM quickly, we placed it back in service and kept the airport operations running and available

Sherif Darwish,
Head of IT Infrastructure Gatwick Airport


Serving 42 million customers, processes at Gatwick Airport are supported by 25 mission-critical systems. With IT playing a role in almost every airport operation, failure can lead to downtime, data loss, delays and reputational damage. Gatwick required a redundant, resilient and robust IT infrastructure.


Gatwick relied on Veeam® Backup & Replication™ and Veeam Explorer™ to reduce risks of downtime and data loss, ensuring they are 100% capable of performing recovery quickly. Veeam’s Instant VM Recovery™ restores whole VMs, guest files and application items from regular backups in minutes.


Gatwick has leveraged the benefits of virtualised platforms and storage to accelerate and significantly reduce the complexity of back up processes for 250 VMs across two data centres, securing 38TB of data. This secures Gatwick’s status as the most efficient single-runway airport in the world.

Learn key expert insights for IT and business leaders

Register now to view the leading industry researches and reports: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, Forrester commissioned study and 2017 Veeam Availability Report.

This 2016 "Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software" is a refocus and update to the "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances" that was last published in June 2015. The renamed Magic Quadrant and updated market criteria are in response to Gartner client requests to focus more on backup and recovery software for the upper-midsize to large enterprises that protect data center workloads managed by data center personnel.

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