Each year, Veeam takes nominations for Veeam Innovation Awards (VIA’s) from partners and customers, in order to highlight some of the great solutions in market that are powered by Veeam software components. This year, we received nearly 50 nominations, which were then vetted by a panel of 18 judges, under the following criteria:
Innovation and differentiation
in the marketplace
Operational and economic
benefits to customers
Efficiencies and agilities
Manageability and usability
Scalability and automation
Comprehensiveness of protection
There were bonus items for leveraging the Restful APIs that enable third-party solutions built upon the Veeam technology stack, as well as usage of Veeam’s DataLabs and orchestration capabilities. This year, four partner solutions were selected to receive VIAs at our VeeamON conference which was delivered June 17-18 and is available for on-demand viewing.
The 2020 Veeam Innovation Award partners are:
Offsite Data Sync
During VeeamON, registered participants were able to read aтd watch a summary of each of the four VIA winning solutions and then vote on a “Best of Show” for VeeamON 2020. This year, we are proud to announce that IBM has been voted on as the Best of Show among the 2020 VIA partner solutions – congratulations IBM!
Veeam congratulates and thanks our four VIA winners, as well as the myriad other partners that deliver great solutions that are powered by Veeam technologies each and every day. Please check out the four 2020 VIA winners below:
IBM Cloud has automated both Veeam Availability and
Cloud Connect for our customers. Customers have Veeam Availability integrated
into their Virtual Data Centers in a highly resilient and secure manner. VCCR
is also enabled for customer replication and migration into their Virtual
Data Centers. Veeam infrastructure is fully distributed across within a
Multi-Zone Region, while utilizing V10 to provide a secondary copy in a
different region. We have deployed all of Veeam in a Highly Available manner,
that if the DC where the Veeam Portal becomes unavailable, VMware will
automatically recognize it and activate it in an available DC.
iland Test Drive is an automated cloud service trial
platform that enables Veeam customers and partners to easily evaluate Veeam’s
Backup and Recovery software with iland Secure Cloud BaaS and DRaaS. Test
Drive was designed to reduce the time and effort needed to deploy and
validate Veeam solutions in a fully-functioning, VMware-based cloud
environment. With just a few clicks, customers can experience the actual
look, feel, features, and capabilities of Veeam and iland Cloud services
together, as well as ensure iland’s performance, management, security, and
cost metrics meet business expectations, before committing to a contract.
AutoRecover by OffsiteDataSync is an automation tool
for customers to restore their backups directly to vCloud director for
disaster recovery, testing, validation, compliance initiatives. Using the
OffsiteDataSync portal to look at backup chains, select the appropriate
restore points/VMs to restore and initiates restore. AutoRecover automatically:
Builds out private vCloud director environmentImports backups Initiates restore
When completed, an email is received with information
on connecting to the new environment. After, the environment is automatically
torn down. AutoRecover isn’t just for backup testing, it can be used in a
declared disaster situation allowing customers self-service recovery of
systems for easy and secure services restoration.
The Managecast platform is a comprehensive Veeam
monitoring portal built for service providers, consultants, and end-users to
help monitor daily Veeam backups.
Managecast provides long-term historical trending of backup jobs and
repositories, Ticketing integration,
Tracking of jobs that have not run, Tracking loss of connection with VBR
consoles (losing contact with Veeam Management Agent), High-level dashboard
showing backup activities, Fully multi-tenant and MSP enabled to allow third
parties to track their client’s backups, Acknowledgement and tracking of
events (who, and when and any related notifications to clients), and Anomaly
detection (when backups go outside of “normal”, such as excessive
or decreased backup data).
Jason Buffington (@JBuff) is a Vice President within the Product Strategy team at Veeam. He has been in the data protection industry for over 30 years, working on a variety of backup, replication/failover, and BC/DR solutions within data protection vendors and Microsoft. Prior to joining Veeam, Jason was the Principal Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) covering the myriad data protection vendors and providers in the IT industry. Outside of IT, Jason is an active volunteer leader in Scouting BSA.
At Veeam, Jason focuses on accelerating the success of enterprise customers through Veeam's key alliance partnerships, as well as strategic special projects, evangelizing thought leadership at key industry events, and communicating Veeam’s long-term vision and strategy.