45,000 Customers Upgraded to Veeam Availability Suite v8 in First 90 Days

More than 33% of customers have upgraded to the latest iteration of Veeam’s award-winning availability solution, with upgrades taking a ‘matter of minutes’; customers, prospects and partners have downloaded at a rate of more than 1,200 per day, illustrating global appetite for the always-on business.

BlueCoffee Networks’ partner, Veeam Software have announced that initial customer adoption of Veeam Availability Suite v8 has exceeded all expectations. Thirty thousand (30,000) organizations registered pre-launch interest in the solution, illustrating the growing requirement for companies to deliver the Always-On Business™, and within its first 90 days of release more than 36 percent of existing customers (45,000) upgraded to Veeam Availability Suite v8. In addition, wider interest in the solution has been phenomenal, with customers, prospects and partners downloading at a rate of more than 1,200 downloads per day.

When specifically asked about the upgrade experience to the new version:

  • Almost two thirds of organizations stated that the upgrade process took a “matter of minutes”
  • Compared to upgrading with other software vendors, 94 percent said that Veeam Availability Suite v8 set a new standard in simplicity
  • Furthermore, 91 percent of customers handled the upgrade process internally with no help from an external consultant, thereby illustrating its ease of use
  • Nearly three quarters of respondents indicated that the v8 release exceeded their expectations or they were very satisfied since completing the upgrade process
  • Top features/benefits were Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Active Directory (21 percent), enhancements to Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange (19 percent), Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server (18 percent) and replication enhancements (17 percent)

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To find out about how BlueCoffee Networks can help your business with it’s Veeam Software requirements, please call us on 0345 095 7000 or email sales@bcn.co.uk.

Nimble Storage’s Customer Base Surpasses 5,000

BlueCoffee Networks’ flash storage solutions partner, Nimble Storage, have announced that more than 5,000 customers worldwide have adopted the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform, just four and a half years after shipping its first Adaptive Flash platform. Achieving this significant milestone underscores the company’s vision to deliver the industry’s most efficient flash storage platform.

Since shipping the first CS-Series array in 2010, Nimble has established a strong track record for delivering innovation. In the first half of 2014 the company introduced its high-end CS700 platform and All Flash Shelf as part of the Adaptive Flash platform, effectively addressing all-flash workloads as well as petabyte-scale deployments within a single platform. In the second half of the year the company refreshed its entire platform portfolio to increase price-performance by more than 50 percent. The most significant advance in product innovation came with the early release of Fibre Channel functionality across the CS-Series arrays enabling Nimble to address enterprise-wide storage requirements and quadruple the addressable market the company is able to serve.

The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform continues to gain significant traction with enterprise customers and cloud service providers. Enterprise customers include: Target Commercial Interiors, Starwood Waikiki, National Information Solutions Cooperative, CareOregon, LANDESK, Gorkana Group, National Cable Communications, Deltek, Grant Street Group, Kern Health Systems, Energy Information Administration, HeliMods, and Queensland Sugar Limited. Cloud service provider customers include: SingleHop, Xtium, Avanade, and BlueTie.

“Surpassing the 5,000th customer milestone so quickly represents the collective commitment to excellence of our dedicated and passionate employees. I want to thank our entire organization, as well as our customers and partners,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. “The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform underscores the comprehensive nature of our approach to leveraging the three major disruptive changes in the storage market: flash, cloud, and converged infrastructure. We are uniquely positioned to leverage these architectural changes and emerge as the market leader. Our value proposition to enterprises and cloud service providers as a platform that can consolidate enterprise-wide workloads cost-effectively, with vastly better performance, superior data protection and radically lower complexity will enable us to continue to accelerate our high win rates against the leading incumbent platforms.”

VMware Cloud Services Provider


BCN Group have cemented their relationship with VMware by committing to the VMware vCloud Air Network program as a Cloud Service Provider.

VMware vCloud Suite is an integrated offering for building and managing a VMware vSphere-based private cloud that can dramatically improve efficiency, agility and control for IT organizations.

Our IAAS has been built on VMware to offer our clients a hybrid cloud solution. To find out more about how the BCN Cloud can benefit your business, please call us on 0345 095 7000.