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Veeam Announces VCP Launch Partners for Veeam Availability Suite v8

Select Veeam Cloud Providers to provide support for cloud backup with Veeam Cloud Connect on the first day of general availability, eliminating the need for customers to deploy costly off-premise infrastructure

VeeamON – Las Vegas, NV: October 6, 2014:  Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center, today announced Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) partners that will support Veeam Cloud Connect on the same day new Veeam Availability Suite v8 becomes generally available, planned for later this quarter.

Global data center systems spending will reach $140 billion this year, we believe driven by the customer demand for virtualization and cloud. As organizations modernize their infrastructures to deliver the Always-On Business, IT managers are increasingly looking to service providers for help, particularly in getting a copy of their data off site. Cloud backup is already a large market, and it’s growing. According to a recent report from Storage Magazine, 31 percent of organizations are planning to use cloud services for disaster recovery and business continuity, as part of an overall availability plan.

Veeam Cloud Connect, part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8, gives Veeam customers a fully integrated, secure and efficient means to move backups to an offsite backup repository managed by the service provider of their choice, avoiding the upfront capital investment of their own offsite infrastructure. Service providers get a simple, powerful platform to deliver fast and secure backup to the cloud for over 111,500 Veeam customers. In fact, Veeam Cloud Connect is so simple to set up, any Veeam ProPartner can become a service provider and offer offsite backup repository services to their customers in under 10 minutes.

“Veeam’s approach to the cloud is to enable VCP partners to provision services that address customers’ needs while also enabling partners to extend their own business offerings. It is not to build our [Veeam’s] own cloud as so many legacy backup vendors have attempted to do,” said Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam. “Our partners are closer to our customers and have built deep relationships as trusted advisors. Veeam’s role is to empower partners to deliver the highest quality off-site backup services, and with the new Veeam Availability Suite v8 and Veeam Cloud Connect, they have access to a market-leading portfolio which helps them do just that.”

“It’s impossible to talk about IT modernization without talking about the cloud, especially when it comes to data protection and disaster recovery,” said Jason Buffington, senior analyst at ESG. “Increasingly, the cloud is becoming an integral part of enterprise and SMB data protection and disaster recovery strategies. It’s imperative that at least one copy of a backup live off site and the cloud fulfills that requirement.”

Veeam recommends that IT organizations follow the 3-2-1 rule: three copies of data on two different kinds of media, one of which is off site. Veeam Cloud Connect enables IT to satisfy the offsite requirement without having to invest in offsite infrastructure or management, since cloud resources are available on demand. 

Both current VCP partners and new Veeam service providers have the opportunity to leverage Veeam Cloud Connect to grow their customer base and recurring revenue streams. Basic setup is simple and takes less than 10 minutes, providing all the infrastructure management capabilities a service provider needs to offer an offsite backup repository service to customers. Moreover, an innovative combination of storage and compute makes it possible to efficiently store even large backups in the cloud. Veeam also gives VCP partners the ability to offer fully managed D2D2C (disk-to-disk-to-cloud) backup solutions, which back up to local disk first before sending the backup offsite to the cloud. Many of these VCP partners also offer disaster recovery planning, testing and recovery services.

The select VCP partners supporting Veeam Cloud Connect on day one of general availability of Veeam Availability Suite v8 can be found here: http://www.veeam.com/service-provider-lookup.html.

Pricing and Availability

The Veeam Cloud Connect platform for service providers is scheduled for general availability in Q4, 2014, at the same time as Veeam Availability Suite v8 and Veeam Backup & Replication v8. Pricing is per virtual machine (VM), and in North America starts at $4.50 per month per VM. In other regions, the platform is available to service providers at local pricing. Veeam Cloud Connect components that allow Veeam customers to connect to offsite backup repositories are included in all editions of Veeam Availability Suite v8 and Veeam Backup & Replication v8 at no additional charge.

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About Veeam Software

Veeam provides Availability for the Modern Data Center by leveraging virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies to deliver RPOs and RTOs (RTPO) of less than 15 minutes for all data and applications. Veeam’s solutions enable the Always-On Business with high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility.  Veeam Backup & Replication leverages technologies that enable the modern data center, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp storage, and HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage, to help organizations meet RTPOs, save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam Availability Suite provides all of the benefits and features of Veeam Backup & Replication along with advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure. Veeam Management Pack for System Center is the most comprehensive, intuitive and intelligent extension for app-to-metal management of Hyper-V and vSphere infrastructures, and includes monitoring and reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication. The Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) program offers flexible monthly and perpetual licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers. The VCP program currently includes more than 5,000 service provider partners worldwide.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 25,000 ProPartners and more than 111,500 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world.