Spotlight on our partners: Veeam Software

For a new series on our blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at our software partners. If you’ve ever wondered about how we deliver our services, it wouldn’t be possible without the help of our software partners. These companies are the disruptive forces that move the whole IT industry forward and force us to challenge the way we’ve always done things. Often, they are the background processes that make the user experience seamless and enjoyable. Starting with Veeam Software, we’re going to take a look at what they do, where they came from and where they’re headed…

What is Veeam Software?

Veeam Software is a technology company that specialises in backup, disaster recovery and virtualisation management. This software ensures that downtime for virtualized environments is minimal and also ensures systems can stick to their service-level agreements. An example of this was seen recently when they streamlined the backup process for Bupa Dental UK, saving them over £350,000 per year. Each of the 400 UK-based practices was moved to a single backup system through virtualization with 250 virtual machines. The result? Rather than each individual practice taking responsibility for their own backups, the process was virtualized and centralised, which saved them money.

How did Veeam Software get started?

Veeam Software was founded in 2006 in Switzerland. The company’s headquarters are still based in Baar, Switzerland, although they have regional offices around the world. The company was founded by Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov after selling their previous software company, Aelita Software Corporation, to Quest Software. The company grew from just 10 employees in 2008 to 2,000 employees by the end of 2015. In 2014, Veeam Software hosted VeeamON, its first conference on data protection. The event is now hosted annually in Las Vegas, USA.

What do they have in store in future?

In October this year, while attending the GITEX conference, Veeam Software will reveal their new Availability Suite v10 which aims to bridge the “availability gap” between the customer and their demand for uninterrupted access to IT services. This availability gap is said to be holding companies back and having a huge impact on their profitability. By cutting the downtime, companies will be more competitive and be able to provide a seamless experience. We wrote about the release of the Availability Suite 9.5 in May 2016.

If you’re interested in Veeam Software, virtualisation and cloud backup options, get in touch with our team today.