It’s hard to imagine that this time last week we were wrapping up VeeamON 2015 in Las Vegas! VeeamON 2015 was a spectacular event and represented the very best that our company has to offer - our people, our innovative products, and our leadership within the business community. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our entire Veeam Team, we have again accomplished our goal of creating the world’s premiere data center availability event. The feedback from nearly 1,800 delegates was tremendous and I am very pleased to say that once again, Veeam has set an industry benchmark for how an event should be run!
Among the most memorable moments of VeeamON included Ratmir’s announcement around our new tagline “Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™” which garnered excitement from all attendees, and laid out the new direction and focus that now defines Veeam and our vision for the company. Carl Eschenbach, COO of VMware, joined Ratmir on stage to discuss the importance of the VMware/Veeam partnership and how our commitment to the future is strong. Veeam was in good company as we welcomed our Elite Alliance Partner sponsors including VMware, HP, Cisco, NetApp and Microsoft.
One of the proudest moments of the week was when a few of our customers – Goodwill Industries, Mount 10 AG, Take-Two Interactive – shared first-hand how Veeam and our solutions address not only their business pain points, but have become a trusted IT partner that allows them to achieve their specific business goals. These testimonials clearly defined the purpose around WHY we do what we do here at Veeam and the difference we make to the customers in delivering Availability across the enterprise.
At Veeam, we always do things in a big way. This includes our products, and our events (and our parties) so who better to close out our Enterprise-focused event, than with a visit from the Captain of the Starship Enterprise himself, Mr. William Shatner. He shared some entertaining conversation at the close of our general session and afterwards met a few lucky fans – he made their day!
We have again set a high standard for our next VeeamON – May 15-18 2017 in New Orleans (LA) but I am confident that as with everything we do at Veeam, we will continue to not just meet, but exceed expectations. This event has created a strong advocacy network for Veeam that will help educate and support our mission to enable every company in the world to operate as an Always-On business.
We can speak about our own success, but when customers are happy, you know that we have met our objectives! Here are a few great examples.
- “I wanted to send you all a post-VeeamON e-mail thanking you from a customer point-of-view, I had a phenomenal time, met so many amazing people, and ultimately learned a great deal! Looking forward to VeeamON 2017!” - Drew J. Como, Senior Manager, Global Datacenter Platform Services, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
- “Hi! I wanted to take a few minutes and thank you all for what you do! Veeam is such a great product! I told our team to place the enterprise edition order for us. After my exposure this week, I can't wait to get it all up and configured! It's well worth the investment for building an infrastructure that can be fully recoverable in 15 minutes or less. VeeamON was one of the best events ever! The VMCE training, meeting others that use it from small to large organizations, the informative sessions, and then the parties (Veeam knows how to put on a show!),...it was awesome. The conference gave me great motivation and I already began studying all the materials I took away from the conference on the flight home. I'm sure VeeamON 2017 is going to be just as great…”- Customer to Sales Rep
- “Now things have drawn to a close, and we have said our farewells, I wanted to record my sincere thanks for such a great conference. From start to finish I have been made to feel as an honored guest, and my whole stay in Las Vegas has been wonderful (I think I mentioned that this is my first trip to the USA) and a visit to remember. Many thanks to all who played a part.”- Bob Eadie Computer System Manager,Bedford School UK”
I think these quotes say it all. On to another great VeeamON in 18 months from now!