NEW Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP) program launched in North America delivers qualified experts to implement and manage Veeam solutions

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VeeamON 2017 may be over, but we still have a lot to be excited about! During the three-day conference, we announced several new offerings and programs to drive even greater partner services revenue and engagement – one of which is the new Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP) program for North America.

As product implementations become more sophisticated, Veeam recognizes the growing customer demand to identify partners, system integrators or freelance consultants who can deliver high-quality professional services and technical implementations related to Veeam solutions. The VASP program recognizes, monitors and promotes the quality of the professional services delivered by this exclusive set of partners.

Becoming a VASP member allows Veeam ProPartners to:

  • Get visibility through the VASP Directory, a public panel and search engine available to Veeam customers who are looking for professional services partners highly qualified on Veeam solutions
  • Obtain exclusive access to technical knowledge and tools
  • Leverage investments in Veeam technical certifications
  • Differentiate from the competition

The VASP program accreditation is issued only to those with the highest Veeam solution expertise levels. All VASP members must meet mandatory requirements on technical expertise and Veeam certifications, as well as have a dedicated professional services staff and a history of successful Veeam implementations.

Interested in joining the VASP program? Send us a request to get more information.

Service Partner

Do you have a need for qualified professionals to implement and manage your Veeam solutions? Find a VASP member close to you.

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NEW Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP) program launched in North America delivers qualified experts to implement and manage Veeam solutions

VeeamON 2017 is just around the corner — Here’s why you should attend

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VeeamON 2017, the world’s largest event entirely focused on Availability, is only two months away, and there is no better place or time to connect with the Veeam community to discuss the latest in data center modernization using virtualization, storage and cloud technologies.

This year’s conference will take place at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from May 16 – 18 and is guaranteed to have something for everyone, whether you’re the most experienced IT pro in the room or more business-focused.

Here are my top five reasons why you should attend VeeamON 2017:

Partner Day

Tuesday, May 16 is Partner Day — an entire day dedicated to helping our partners succeed! During Partner Day, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Select from over a dozen partner-exclusive breakout sessions and learn strategies to help you leverage Veeam to expand your business
  • Hear about Veeam’s latest product advancements
  • Join the conversation and help drive new Veeam innovations and support

Don’t forget to visit the Partner Resource Center, located at the Veeam booth inside the expo hall to learn more about the sales and marketing tools designed to grow your business!

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Featured keynote speakers

We will have not one but two new keynote speakers this year, Mark Russinovich, CTO Microsoft Azure, and Sanjay Poonen, COO VMware.

Mark Russinovich is chief technology officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. As a widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark’s keynote during general session at VeeamON 2017 is one you won’t want to miss!

Sanjay Poonen, a respected IT industry veteran, is responsible for worldwide sales, services, ecosystem and alliances, global marketing and communications, and cross-portfolio product marketing. His VeeamON 2017 keynote address is greatly anticipated and a must-see presentation.

Get VMCE certified

The Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification program is back by popular demand at VeeamON 2017. Once again, we’ve gathered some of the best instructors from around the globe, who will provide a training experience like no other.

Become a VMCE before the conference and gain coveted industry knowledge, or if you are already a VMCE, attend the brand new VMCE-Advanced: Design & Optimization v1 (VMCE course). Seating is limited, so register today to reserve your spot.

Sessions at a glance

Interested in some of the hot topics being covered in the 85+ breakout sessions?  You can get a sneak peek into the first 13 topics confirmed as part of the 85+ sessions offered at VeeamON.

Networking opportunities

Expand your network and connect with IT peers, industry experts and Veeam’s top talent, and voice your opinion to help drive new Veeam innovations and support.  Let’s not forget the exciting nightly social events, culminating with the industry’s most unforgettable party on the final night!

To see highlights from VeeamON 2015, check out this video.

If you would like to learn more about the conference or still need to register, visit the official VeeamON 2017 page. I hope to see you in New Orleans!

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Veeam named a U.S. “Rising Star” by Global Technology Distribution Council

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The Rising Star Awards recognize technology companies with exceptional sales growth through U.S. distributors over the past year. Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) members are the world’s leading technology distributors, driving more than $130 billion in annual product sales worldwide.

This year’s awards were presented in Burlingame, Calif., during the annual dinner event kicking off the 2016 GTDC Summit U.S. conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. This year, 16 GTDC Rising Star winners were selected in the eight categories. Two winners were honored from each of these eight categories based on the highest total market share and year-over-year growth rates within The NPD Group’s Distributor Track. Veeam was named a Sector Market Share Champion in the Network Software category.

Veeam named a U.S. “Rising Star” by Global Technology Distribution Council
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Tracy Balent, Senior Director of North America Distribution, Veeam, Kevin Rooney, Vice President of North America Sales and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

Rising Star Awards Methodology

Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to dive into SKU-based details and drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest. To be eligible for a Rising Star Award, vendors are required to have sold corresponding products through technology distributors for a minimum of two years and sell through at least two GTDC members.

Why Veeam?

Over the last decade, IT has become strategic for every organization and business requirements for IT have changed dramatically. To stay competitive today, businesses need to provision IT services faster, strengthen security and control, lower operational costs and increase business agility. To meet these requirements, businesses are building modern data centers by investing in technologies such as virtualization, modern storage and the cloud.

By leveraging this investment in modern data centers, businesses can satisfy a number of demands from end users: 24/7 access to data and applications, no patience for downtime or data loss and exponential data growth. In fact, many companies are seeing their data explode at a rate of 30 – 50% each year.

CIOs report that businesses are increasing their requirements to minimize downtime and guarantee access to data. We call this the “Always-On Business approach.” Veeam recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Business. To address this, Veeam delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise by helping to ensure recovery time and point objectives (RTPOs) of < 15 minutes for ALL applications and data.

Innovation, Value and Customer Satisfaction

When it comes to innovation, value and customer satisfaction, Veeam is the clear leader. We proved this to be true on Aug. 23, when we made the biggest announcement in Veeam’s history – illustrating our expanded vision by unveiling many new features and products, including Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. If you weren’t able to attend the live online event, you can play the recorded breakout sessions to discover more new offering specifics from our technical experts.

And let’s not forget NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, which has created more interest than any other product launch in the history of Veeam! With the release quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to learn more about 9.5’s newest features including enterprise scalability enhancements, full integration with Microsoft 2016 data center technologies, Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure and more! Register today to be the first to know when NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 arrives.

We are excited about our growth and proud to be recognized by industry leaders!

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Become a Veeam Expert: NEW Veeam Availability Suite v9 Certifications

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“The value of Veeam sales, technical sales and technical user certifications is greater than ever.”

Certifications give you the opportunity to learn about our solutions in greater detail – not only from a technical standpoint, but from a sales viewpoint as well.

With each major release, we update the certification courses to ensure that technology professionals fully understand newly released features and capabilities of Veeam solutions. Veeam recently released, in parallel with the launch of NEW Veeam Availability Suite v9 updated sales, technical sales and technical Veeam-user certifications.

By becoming v9 certified, you’ll learn about product capabilities, their interaction and alignment with compatible technologies, and get both onsite and online instruction on how to most effectively implement Veeam to achieve maximum functionality so that you can continue to add the most value to the services you offer your customers.

The Veeam certification program includes courses and industry recognized certifications tailored to Veeam sales and technical sales professionals.

Let’s take a look at each certification in more detail.

Veeam certification program

Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP)

Veeam Sales Professionals are Veeam ambassadors who are ready to address any customer need. This certification will help you to:

  • Feel confident in your knowledge of v9 features and benefits
  • Understand product messaging and positioning
  • Strengthen your portfolio by offering Availability solutions to your customers

More information can be found on the Veeam ProPartner Portal or on Veeam.com.

Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)

Veeam Technical Sales Professionals can easily support customers with architecture planning and deployment to provide the best data protection available on the market.

VMTSP courses comprise four modules (VMSP course is a knowledge prerequisite):

  • Understand product architecture
  • Be able to assist in the product deployment
  • Demonstrate how the product works
  • Provide troubleshooting information 

These courses are FREE and available to ProPartners only.

Veeam Certified Engineer Certification

Veeam Certified Engineer Certification (VMCE)

The VMCE course is a technical deep-dive that will empower Veeam experts through the delivery of technical courses that focus on the implementation and configuration of Veeam solutions.

This certification is an excellent investment for anyone looking to increase potential for personal career advancement and gain recognition from their employer and customers. Veeam is dedicated to the success of every VMCE and provides benefits and resources that are tailored to each individual’s needs.

You can even choose between an instructor-led three-day training in a classroom setting OR our Video On-Demand Learning where you can learn at your own pace, and have access to the same course and remote labs that you would if you were attending in person.

For more information, check out the VMCE certification for ProPartners.

 

Not yet a Veeam ProPartner but looking to deepen your knowledge of Veeam solutions? Veeam offers free online trainings and certification designed specifically for technical users of Veeam.

For more information, check out our Veeam Education Services.

Become a Veeam Expert: NEW Veeam Availability Suite v9 Certifications