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Veeam Innovation Awards

Showcasing Excellence and Outcomes Powered by Veeam

Each year, Veeam® opens nominations for the Veeam Innovation Awards (VIAs) to highlight some of the great solutions and outcomes that are achievable with Veeam technologies. After the nomination period, a judging panel made up of industry experts, from both inside and outside Veeam, then determines each year’s winners. The VIA winners will be announced at VeeamON — and one of them will be voted on and crowned as “Best in Show”.

Nominations Are Open!

Winners announced at VeeamON 2023
Nominations will be open until February 10, 2023.
Awardees will be notified in April 2023 and announced at VeeamON on May 22, 2023.

Veeam Innovation Award Recipients

Now in our fifth year of recognizing the great capabilities and outcomes being achieved by innovating on top of Veeam technologies, here are our past VIA recipients and a brief summary of their award-winning solutions.

ABM won Veeam’s first customer VIA. As they put it, ABM is “one of the largest and oldest companies that you’ve probably never heard of.” Check out their video to learn more about who ABM is and how they are using Veeam to innovate and transform how they protect and utilize their data.

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Arizona Department of Education protects their on-premises servers, Office 365 data and Azure-hosted workloads with Veeam. “Federal regulations require us to test our DR strategy each year and provide evidence it works successfully,” said Robin Lowe, information specialist at ADE. “With Veeam we spin up a new server, recover data instantly and get the reports we need for evidence.”

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The City of New Orleans suffered a very public ransomware attack on a Friday that completely shut down all IT Systems. City of New Orleans partnered with Pure and SHI, who were onsite within 24 hours, despite it being the weekend, and implemented new infrastructure to stand up an entirely new environment. Since recovering from the attack, Veeam & Pure have been deployed across the city, taking advantage of the integrated capabilities, single management experience and ransomware-specific capabilities such as Pure’s immutable snapshots.

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READ City of New Orleans’ SUCCESS STORY

One of the reasons that Kineopolis can entertain 40 million customers each year is because Veeam protects the IT systems that keep the cinemas going strong and protects the data warehouse providing analytics that guide all business decisions and helps the IT team resolve issues proactively before they escalate and impact the business. 

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READ KINEPOLIS’S SUCCESS STORY

As a Defense Force supplier, it is important that their backups be tested daily to verify they are successful and can be recovered from and that they comply with the ASD Essential 8 mitigation strategy for backup and recovery at the highest level of maturity. Penske uses Veeam’s SureBackup® capabilities, as well as testing the failover capability to our DR center in a full-interruption test to ensure our systems are available quickly and reliably if needed. 

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READ PENSKE’S SUCCESS STORY

ABM

ABM won Veeam’s first customer VIA. As they put it, ABM is “one of the largest and oldest companies that you’ve probably never heard of.” Check out their video to learn more about who ABM is and how they are using Veeam to innovate and transform how they protect and utilize their data.

WATCH VIDEO

READ ABM’S SUCCESS STORY

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Department of Education protects their on-premises servers, Office 365 data and Azure-hosted workloads with Veeam. “Federal regulations require us to test our DR strategy each year and provide evidence it works successfully,” said Robin Lowe, information specialist at ADE. “With Veeam we spin up a new server, recover data instantly and get the reports we need for evidence.”

WATCH VIDEO

Read ADE’s success story

City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans suffered a very public ransomware attack on a Friday that completely shut down all IT Systems. City of New Orleans partnered with Pure and SHI, who were onsite within 24 hours, despite it being the weekend, and implemented new infrastructure to stand up an entirely new environment. Since recovering from the attack, Veeam & Pure have been deployed across the city, taking advantage of the integrated capabilities, single management experience and ransomware-specific capabilities such as Pure’s immutable snapshots.

WATCH VIDEO

READ City of New Orleans’ SUCCESS STORY

Kinepolis Group

One of the reasons that Kineopolis can entertain 40 million customers each year is because Veeam protects the IT systems that keep the cinemas going strong and protects the data warehouse providing analytics that guide all business decisions and helps the IT team resolve issues proactively before they escalate and impact the business. 

WATCH VIDEO

READ KINEPOLIS’S SUCCESS STORY

Penske Australia and New Zealand

As a Defense Force supplier, it is important that their backups be tested daily to verify they are successful and can be recovered from and that they comply with the ASD Essential 8 mitigation strategy for backup and recovery at the highest level of maturity. Penske uses Veeam’s SureBackup® capabilities, as well as testing the failover capability to our DR center in a full-interruption test to ensure our systems are available quickly and reliably if needed. 

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READ PENSKE’S SUCCESS STORY

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. Veeam Cloud Connect Replication is also enabled for customer replication and migration into their virtual data centers. Veeam infrastructure is fully distributed across a multi-zone region, while utilizing Veeam to provide a secondary copy in a different region. 

READ IBM CLOUD’S SUCCESS STORY

iLand has been awarded three VIAs:

Iland Catalyst provides rich assessments of storage requirements, latency considerations and other key metrics that enable customers to be successful with Veeam+iland solutions including cloud storage, backup services and turnkey DRaaS. Check out the iland video describing their solution.

iLand DRaaS helps their customers be successful with disaster recovery through “an A-to-Z approach” for onboarding customers, assessing their SLA expectations, bandwidth capabilities and retention/replication policies — including vulnerability and compliance assessments — as well as automating the testing and failover process.

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. 

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OffsiteDataSync has been awarded two VIAs:

OffsiteDataSync BaaS delivers a cloud-to-cloud solution that backs up your entire Office 365 organization, which is then curated by ODS for success and retention requirements. The ODS solution is managed through an easy-to-use portal that quickly assures protection and recoverability, while scaling as your organization grows.

AutoRecover by OffsiteDataSync is an automation tool for customers to restore their backups directly to vCloud Director for disaster recovery, testing, validation and compliance initiatives. Using the OffsiteDataSync portal to look at backup chains, select the appropriate restore points/VMs to restore and initiate restore. AutoRecover automatically builds out private vCloud Director environment, imports backups and initiates restores.

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Waident Technology Solutions (formerly Merrimac Solutions, Inc.) developed web-based and mobile analytic dashboards and reports in order to better equip and inform both its own NOC and Waident customers who need quick access to status conditions related to backup and replication, including local and cloud.

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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, ticketing integration, tracking of jobs, high-level dashboards and fully multi-tenant and MSP-enabled to allow third parties to track their client's backups.
PhoenixNAP is an IT-as-a-Service provider that enables their customers, their resellers and their reseller’s customers to utilize Veeam’s capabilities as an integrated aspect of running their production and DR platforms within the pNAP cloud infrastructure, with flexibility and automated reporting for compliance and consumption.

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Probax Honeycomb VTL (Virtual Tape Library / Archive-as-a-Service) solution provides automatic archiving of GFS restore points, including air-gapping and setting minimum expiry times.

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SIS solution integrates with and automates restoration of Cloud Connect backups into vCloud Director to provide recovery-on-demand. 

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Zettagrid empowers their customers through automation and simplification through a centralized management portal, which enables the usage of Veeam’s capabilities for the protection and recovery of both traditional server workloads and Office365 protection in an easy and unified way.

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IBM Cloud

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. Veeam Cloud Connect Replication is also enabled for customer replication and migration into their virtual data centers. Veeam infrastructure is fully distributed across a multi-zone region, while utilizing Veeam to provide a secondary copy in a different region. 

READ IBM CLOUD’S SUCCESS STORY

iLand

iLand has been awarded three VIAs:

Iland Catalyst provides rich assessments of storage requirements, latency considerations and other key metrics that enable customers to be successful with Veeam+iland solutions including cloud storage, backup services and turnkey DRaaS. Check out the iland video describing their solution.

iLand DRaaS helps their customers be successful with disaster recovery through “an A-to-Z approach” for onboarding customers, assessing their SLA expectations, bandwidth capabilities and retention/replication policies — including vulnerability and compliance assessments — as well as automating the testing and failover process.

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. 

WATCH VIDEO

OffsiteDataSync

OffsiteDataSync has been awarded two VIAs:

OffsiteDataSync BaaS delivers a cloud-to-cloud solution that backs up your entire Office 365 organization, which is then curated by ODS for success and retention requirements. The ODS solution is managed through an easy-to-use portal that quickly assures protection and recoverability, while scaling as your organization grows.

AutoRecover by OffsiteDataSync is an automation tool for customers to restore their backups directly to vCloud Director for disaster recovery, testing, validation and compliance initiatives. Using the OffsiteDataSync portal to look at backup chains, select the appropriate restore points/VMs to restore and initiate restore. AutoRecover automatically builds out private vCloud Director environment, imports backups and initiates restores.

Watch Video

Waident Technology Solutions

Waident Technology Solutions (formerly Merrimac Solutions, Inc.) developed web-based and mobile analytic dashboards and reports in order to better equip and inform both its own NOC and Waident customers who need quick access to status conditions related to backup and replication, including local and cloud.

WATCH VIDEO

Managecast

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, ticketing integration, tracking of jobs, high-level dashboards and fully multi-tenant and MSP-enabled to allow third parties to track their client's backups.

PhoenixNAP

PhoenixNAP is an IT-as-a-Service provider that enables their customers, their resellers and their reseller’s customers to utilize Veeam’s capabilities as an integrated aspect of running their production and DR platforms within the pNAP cloud infrastructure, with flexibility and automated reporting for compliance and consumption.

Watch Video

Probax

Probax Honeycomb VTL (Virtual Tape Library / Archive-as-a-Service) solution provides automatic archiving of GFS restore points, including air-gapping and setting minimum expiry times.

WATCH VIDEO

SIS

SIS solution integrates with and automates restoration of Cloud Connect backups into vCloud Director to provide recovery-on-demand. 

WATCH VIDEO

Zettagrid

Zettagrid empowers their customers through automation and simplification through a centralized management portal, which enables the usage of Veeam’s capabilities for the protection and recovery of both traditional server workloads and Office365 protection in an easy and unified way.

Watch Video