Veeam Software, a provider of Protection for the Modern Data Center, racked up a second year of over 80% growth in South Africa in 2013.
Warren Olivier, Veeam’s Regional Manager for Southern Africa, says the company now has more than 1,000 local customers and over 350 partners. “When a product just works, and you have dedicated partners based on this, you can’t hold back the growth. We’ve doubled our staff numbers and expect to continue the same rapid growth in the coming year.”
Olivier says the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v7, the company’s flagship product, helped to keep revenue growth high. “There is a lot of disruptive new technology in Version 7. South African customers particularly love our Built-in WAN Acceleration technology which makes cloud-based and offsite backups feasible and cost-effective by dramatically lowering bandwidth costs.”
“Veeam’s growth is a direct result of the resounding success of their product,” says Robert Green of Datacentrix, one of Veeam’s local resellers. “The IT landscape is constantly changing, but Veeam are innovating just as fast. With every implementation we have done there has been nothing but positive feedback.”
The local growth mirrors the international trend, says Olivier. “Globally, Veeam is closing fast on its 100,000th customer. We have over 23,000 partners, serve 92% of the Fortune 500 companies and protect over five million virtual machines.”
The company has achieved this position in just eight years, adds Olivier. “Veeam’s solutions are built from the ground up to protect the virtualised modern data centre. Because the solutions are not agent-based like older generations of software, there is no need to license, deploy, monitor and maintain agents in VMs. Eliminating that complexity means we can reduce administrative time by 90% and costs by up to 70%.”
Veeam’s solutions are also able to take advantage of the unique characteristics of virtualised environments to deliver much better performance, says Olivier. “A failed virtual machine can be recovered in as little as two minutes, and every single backup is tested for recoverability. This means we can support even the most aggressive recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs).”