At the ongoing VeeamON 2019, the enterprise backup solution provider Veeam said that it has crossed $1 billion in annual bookings and 350,000 customers. The company claimed that it is adding new customers at a rate of over 4,000 each month.
“Veeam created the VMware backup market and has dominated it as the leader for the last decade. This was Veeam's Act I and I am delighted that we have surpassed the $1 billion mark; in 2013 I predicted we'd achieve this in less than six years and we have,” said Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and EVP Sales & Marketing at Veeam.
“However, the market is now changing. Backup is still critical, but customers are now building hybrid clouds with AWS, Azure, IBM and Google, and they need more than just backup. To succeed in this changing environment, Veeam has had to adapt. Veeam, with its 60,000+ channel and service provider partners and the broadest ecosystem of technology partners, including Cisco, HPE, NetApp, Nutanix and Pure Storage, is best positioned to dominate the new Cloud Data Management in our Act II,” said Timashev.
Veeam initially focused on server virtualization for VMware environments, but in recent years, the company has expanded on this core offering, delivering integration with multiple hypervisors, physical servers and endpoints, along with public and SaaS-based workloads, while partnering with leading cloud, storage, server, HCI and application vendors to provide the Cloud Data Management platform.
The company informed that in January, it launched Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, delivering major capabilities that provide easy cloud migration and cloud mobility, cloud-native backup, data retention, and portable cloud-ready licensing, increased security and data governance.
The company also announced Veeam partner program focused on enterprise storage and hyperconverged (HCI) vendors to provide customers with comprehensive secondary storage solutions that combine Veeam software with storage and HCI infrastructure hardware and management stacks. Solutions have already been announced with ExaGrid and Nutanix.
“From day one, we have focused on partnerships to deliver customer value. Working with our storage and cloud partners, we are delivering choice, flexibility and value to customers of all sizes. The new with Veeam program epitomizes this approach, and this strategy will help us extend our leadership even further,” added Timashev.