Beijing, China: 19 October 2015 - Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, today announced the expansion of its international operations to include an office in China. Located and headquartered in Beijing, this new branch will provide a gateway to existing and future business partnerships in China.
According to IDC, China is the second largest country in the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) region for Data Protection and Recovery Software which saw growth of over 8% year-on-year in 2014. The China market is expected to be worth about US$120 million by 2018.
To lead Veeam’s expansion into Northern Asia, Joy Lu has been announced as the Country Manager for China. In this role, Joy is responsible for establishing and growing Veeam’s business in the region. Joy will report into Mr. Julian Quinn, Vice President for Asia & Japan at Veeam.
Joy brings with her more than 20 years’ executive experience within the technology sector. She is an accomplished business leader and has spearheaded the introduction of international organizations’ within the China market.
Prior to joining Veeam, Joy was the General Manager for North China at CommVault, where she was one of the first employees in China hired by CommVault to set up the company’s business operations and channel program
Before CommVault, Joy held senior executive roles within Symantec/Veritas, HP and NeuSoft Group. Joy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Shenyang University of Technology.
“China presents a huge opportunity for Veeam and Joy’s extensive experience in representing a brand providing disruptive technology in this market along with her knowledge of cloud technologies, meant she was a natural choice for the position. We welcome Joy to Veeam and look forward to substantial growth,” said Julian Quinn, Vice President for Japan & Asia at Veeam.
“Businesses are facing new demands from customers, in terms of data needs. Data is growing exponentially and customers expect and demand access to their data and applications 24/7, with zero patience for downtime or data loss. This is the era of the Always-On Business™,” said Joy.
“The pressure to deliver the requirements of being an Always-On Business™ will drive IT leaders to re-think their availability models. Network agility and reliability will come under the spotlight as cloud adoption continues to gather momentum, but Availability will become a strategic concern to business leaders.
“I believe that Veeam is at the forefront of helping businesses address their Availability issues and am excited to be part of a company that is delivering true business value and look forward to successful years ahead with Veeam,” added Joy.
To mark the expansion into China, Veeam hosted its first ever VeeamON Tour Asia in Beijing and Shanghai; a half day event providing an avenue for Veeam to demonstrate to key and new partners how to build a profitable and compelling offer to address customers’ needs for the ‘Always-On Business™’. At the event, the years’ top performers in China were recognized for their sales excellence and contribution to Veeam’s growth in the region. The award winners are:
Veeam ProPartner of the Year:
Veeam Rising Star of the Year:
Introduced for the first time this year, VeeamON Tour China is designed to inform and update Veeam’s channel partners on product innovations and Veeam’s growth plans for the next 12 months. The conference empowers ProPartners with technology and go-to market strategies and, the ProPartner Awards celebrates and recognises the contributions, innovations and success in the implementation of solutions to enable the ‘Always-On Business’.
VeeamON 2015: The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event, will take place October 26–29, 2015 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For the second consecutive year, Veeam will bring together industry-leading experts, Veeam customers and partners who will learn about enabling the Always-On Business. For more information, visit http://www.veeam.com/veeamon.
About Veeam Software
Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Business™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center™. Unlike “Legacy Backup” solutions which provide recovery time (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) of hours or days, Veeam helps organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. This is achieved through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs.
Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 33,000 ProPartners and more than 157,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit http://www.veeam.com.