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New Enhancements Including Launch of Veeam University Enable Increased Maturity in Virtualisation Management

Reading, United Kingdom, March 10th 2011 – Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions, has announced a series of enhancements to its EMEA partner programme.  The Veeam ProPartner Programme has been updated to reflect the growing maturity of virtualisation by equipping partners with specialist skills that will enable them to drive greater revenue and margin in the area of virtualisation management. More specifically, ProPartner members will now have access to the new Veeam University, an online education and training programme established to help increase the adoption of virtualisation by giving partners and customers greater confidence in deploying the technology across their IT estates.

“End-user organisations’ momentum around virtualisation continues to defy the economic downturn and this has led to significant growth in demand for Veeam’s management tools. Moreover, dedicated tools for virtualisation management are now a serious business for our partners,” said Gilles Pommier, EMEA Channel Director, Veeam Software. “At the same time customers are looking for more specialist support, as dependency on virtualisation becomes more widespread and the risks of ineffective management increase. Hence there is a clear need for increased maturity in the way our solutions are delivered. The enhancements to Veeam’s ProPartner Programme will ensure both partners across Europe and their customers are geared to meet the demands of the next wave of virtualisation management.”

From today, Veeam has added a new competency to its ProPartner programme designed to encourage a specialist focus on enterprise-level virtualisation management. The Veeam Enterprise Management System (EMS) ProPartner programme is open only to Gold ProPartners and will give up to 12% additional discount on Veeam nworks Management Pack for Microsoft System Center and Smart Plug-in for HP Operations Manager. These flagship enterprise solutions enable businesses to monitor and manage virtualised estates from their existing Microsoft or HP management consoles. 

In order to accelerate the EMS ProPartner competency with nworks, Veeam has established a new online education and training programme, Veeam University.  By enrolling one technical engineer and one sales professional to Veeam University, Microsoft or HP certified partners will now be able to gain nworks accreditation. In addition, EMS ProPartners will receive a dedicated Veeam Interface and EMS qualified sales leads.

Pommier  continued: “The expansion of virtualisation in the enterprise is limited only by a perceived management complexity with the technology. Our partners have a fantastic opportunity to address these concerns but must ensure they have the key competencies needed to lead customers in the right direction. The enhancements to our ProPartner Programme will not only help step up reseller capabilities to build greater value for their customers, but also allow them to identify areas for greater differentiation by creating offerings for specific market segments such as finance or retail.”

Under the new enhancements, Gold ProPartners will now have the opportunity to enroll two sales engineers for accreditation via Veeam University and receive up to 8% discount across all Veeam’s software products. Full details including updates to Silver and Basic ProPartners can be found at http://www.veeam.com/propartner.html.

About Veeam Software Veeam Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops innovative software to manage VMware vSphere. Veeam Backup & Replication with vPower provides advanced Virtualization-Powered Data Protection and is the #1 VM backup solution. Veeam nworks extends enterprise monitoring to VMware and includes the Veeam nworks Management Pack for VMware management in Microsoft System Center and the Veeam nworks Smart Plug-in for VMware management in HP Operations Manager. Veeam ONE provides a single solution to optimize the performance, configuration and utilization of vSphere environments and includes: Veeam Monitor for easy-to-deploy VMware monitoring; Veeam Reporter for VMware capacity planning, change tracking and documentation; and Veeam Business View for VMware business service management and categorization. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.

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