VEEAM SOFTWARE OFFERS NEW ESSENTIALS BUNDLE, ACCELERATION KITS FOR VMWARE VSPHERE 4

Veeam Backup & Replication will no Longer Support VMware ESXi Free Edition

Columbus, Ohio, June 3, 2009 – Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today introduced new product bundles designed to pair with VMware vSphere Essentials for small office deployments and with the VMware Acceleration Kits for organizations of all sizes just starting out with virtualization. “One hundred percent of our distribution is through the reseller channel, and by packaging our products in bundles compatible with VMware’s vSphere offering, we make it easy to sell management tools at the same time as the VMware platform,” said Rick Hoffman, Veeam worldwide vice president of channels and alliances. “This way, customers who are new to virtualization start off on the right foot, with a well-managed and secure environment from day one.” The new Veeam Essentials bundle, available for resellers to license alongside VMware Essentials, is ideal for small business or remote/branch office locations. It includes six sockets of:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Veeam Reporter
  • Veeam Monitor

Additionally, Veeam now offers four editions of the Veeam Acceleration Kit, designed to help organizations of any size getting started with virtualization.  These kits are limited to one per customer site. The Veeam Acceleration Kit Standard includes either six or eight sockets of:

  • Veeam Reporter Enterprise
  • Veeam Configurator
  • Veeam Monitor

The Veeam Acceleration Kit Plus includes either six or eight sockets of:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Veeam Reporter Enterprise
  • Veeam Configurator
  • Veeam Monitor

At the same time, Veeam introduced a new policy with respect to support for the free edition of VMware ESXi.  “As a longtime Premier Technology Alliance Partner and supporter of VMware's product strategy, Veeam Software takes great pride in creating innovative software products that enhance the customer value of VMware ESX, ESXi, and ESXi Free,” said Ratmir Timashev, Veeam president and CEO. “One such example is support for the free edition of VMware ESXi in Veeam Backup and Replication. “Recently, VMware requested that Veeam discontinue support for ESXi Free in Veeam Backup and Replication in order to comply with VMware’s updated licensing policy,” Timashev continued.  “In light of VMware's request, and our close technical partnership, Veeam Backup and Replication will no longer support ESXi Free (licensed ESXi is fully supported). We will still continue to offer support for ESXi Free to existing Veeam customers who purchased Backup & Replication prior to version 3.1.” For small or branch office environments, Veeam advises new customers to buy VMware vSphere Essentials and the new Veeam Essentials bundle.  This combination costs exactly the same amount of money as purchasing six sockets of Veeam Backup at regular list price for use with free ESXi, and this option includes Veeam Monitor and Veeam Reporter, for even greater customer value.

Pricing and Availability

The new Veeam bundles are available immediately, with North American pricing beginning at $1,995 for six sockets of Veeam Essentials; $3,150 for six sockets of the Veeam Acceleration Kit Standard; and $4,620 for six sockets of Veeam Acceleration Kit Plus. More information for resellers, including terms and conditions of the offers, is available at www.ProPartner.veeam.com.   More details on all of Veeam’s management suites and bundles are available at http://www.veeam.com/suite.html.

About Veeam Software

Veeam Software, a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, provides innovative software for managing VMware Infrastructure. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including #1 for VMware backup: Veeam Backup & Replication; Veeam Reporter Enterprise, for VMware performance, storage, capacity reporting and chargeback;  Veeam Configurator, offering Host Profiles today; and Veeam Monitor, for VMware performance monitoring and alertingacross multiple vCenters. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam's products include the nworks Smart Plug-in and the nworks Management Pack that incorporate VMware data into enterprise management consoles from HP and Microsoft.  Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.

Media Contact: Carrie Reber Carrie.Reber@veeam.com +1 614 339 8200

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