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Veeam Software selects NEXTDC as a Technology Alliance Partner

Veeam alliance brings new value to NEXTDC ecosystem

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Veeam® Software, innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™ today announced that the company has signed on NEXTDC as a Technology Alliance Partner for Australia.

The alliance is part of a strategic initiative between Veeam and NEXTDC to drive and promote the services of Veeam’s Cloud Provider Program (VCP) partner base to end customers’ resellers, MSPs and service providers. The VCP program supports a more than 5,000-strong global network of service providers who use Veeam Software to provide such services as offsite backups, standby replica VMs, and warm DR (disaster recovery) sites, as well as service offerings including Backup-as-a-Service and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service.

The initiative will look to benefit both end customers and the channel in the following way:

  • For end customers, understanding what services are available in the same data centre ecosystem allows businesses to be agile, flexible to new technology requirements and deploy quickly by leveraging hosted services via low cost, low latency cross connects or utilise existing carrier networks between NEXTDC facilities.
  • For MSPs and traditional resellers, the ecosystem will not just look to promote the services of partners to end customers, but also promote new go to market offerings through add on or white labelling services that partners can leverage to meet customer needs.

“Veeam and NEXTDC are similar in that we are both young, innovative and disruptive to the traditional landscape,” said Don Williams, Vice President for Asia Pacific of Veeam. “We are both 100 per cent committed to the channel and promoting NEXTDC’s ecosystem for partners and customers to connect and realise the benefits of a cloud marketplace. With Veeam Availability Suite™ v8 (available in early Q4 2014) and Cloud Connect functionality being released later this year, this announcement is timely to promote the services of our shared partner community.”

“This partnership between NEXTDC and Veeam is bringing new value to both companies' end customer base,” said NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie. “We are directly supporting Veeam's industry-leading monthly rental model cloud services program with the introduction of a quarter-rack product that makes it easier for Veeam service providers to wset up and operate a Cloud Connect service for their customers, especially those wanting to trial a cloud service.”

The alliance will begin with a range of activities aimed at promoting the services of shared Veeam and NEXTDC partners, along with business and technical forums educating the marketplace on the benefits of such services as Backup and Disaster Recovery.

About NEXTDC

As Australia’s leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service (DCaaS) provider, NEXTDC is revolutionising cloud computing in Australia.

An ASX300 company and the only independent data centre operator with a strategic footprint in all major growth markets in Australia, NEXTDC offers a range of highly flexible, resilient and secure colocation services to corporate, government and IT services companies.

NEXTDC's purpose-built facilities have been designed to address the market's growing appetite for energy efficient carrier-neutral data centres in which organisations can host critical IT infrastructure and selectively source services through their diverse national ecosystem.

NEXTDC is where the cloud livesTM.

To learn more, visit www.nextdc.com

About Veeam Software

Veeam® enables the Always-On Business™ by providing solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, which provides recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam recognizes the challenges in keeping a business up and running at all times and addresses them with solutions that provide high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Backup & Replication™ leverages technologies that enable the modern data center, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp storage, and HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage, to help organizations meet RTPO, save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam Availability Suite™ provides all of the benefits and features of Veeam Backup & Replication along with advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure. Veeam Management Pack™ for System Center is the most comprehensive, intuitive and intelligent extension for app-to-metal management of Hyper-V and vSphere infrastructures, and includes monitoring and reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication. The Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) program offers flexible monthly and perpetual licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers. The VCP program currently includes more than 5,000 service provider partners worldwide.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 25,000 ProPartners and more than 111,500 customers worldwide.