To Cloud Data Management and beyond

Ratmir Timashev,
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

Published date: May 21, 2019

I enjoy this time of year as it’s the time we hold VeeamON, our annual user and partner conference. This is our fifth event and what excites me about VeeamON is that it keeps getting better, and the partners and customers I meet are always so hungry to hear how Veeam is changing the face of data management. VeeamON 2019 is in full swing in beautiful Miami, and we’re hosting over 2,000 customers, partners and industry experts as part of Veeam’s transition to the next stage of its evolution.

What do I mean by that? Back in 2006, we created the VMware backup market and have been #1 for the last decade. Our success has been down to our loyal network of partners and customers, and I was delighted to announce this week that we have exceeded $1 billion in annual bookings and surpassed 350,000 global customers. An immense achievement, but that was Veeam’s Act I.

It is fitting, therefore, that we turn the final page of Act I and open the first of Act II in the land of the free. As one of its founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, said:

 

Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success.”

 

Act II is about acceleration, but it’s also about adaptation. It’s about accelerating our leadership by adapting to the needs of the modern digital business. And by that, I mean Cloud Data Management.

 

A powerful partner with powerful partners

Backup remains a cornerstone of Cloud Data Management, but customers are now building hybrid clouds with AWS, Azure, IBM and Google. They need more than just backup.

To succeed in this changing environment, we will draw on our 60,000+ channel and service provider partners. Veeam’s partner-centric strategy has been the cornerstone of our success and combined with our ability to adapt to market evolution, is the foundation of Act II.

With the broadest ecosystem of technology partners including Cisco, HPE, NetApp, Nutanix and Pure Storage, Veeam is well positioned to dominate in Cloud Data Management market as we have in backup. This is why at VeeamON 2019 we announced the with Veeam program. This new initiative enables partnerships with premier enterprise storage and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors to provide customers with comprehensive secondary storage solutions. It’s a win-win for customers.

 

Leading the journey to Cloud Data Management

Here, in beautiful Miami, we also announced the second iteration of Veeam Availability Orchestrator, expanding its powerful orchestration and automation capabilities to a broader set of applications. Organizations have never been as dependent on their data as they are today, and Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 ensures that this data is always available.

I am delighted to be sharing our vision and strategy for Cloud Data Management, for Act II, with our customers and partners at VeeamON 2019. Our first decade was a huge success, but I know the next decade will be even better.

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