During his keynote on the 2nd day of VeeamON2017, Peter McKay, Co CEO and President of Veeam says when he joined Veeam from VMWare, it was the first time he joined a company that didn’t need big changes or interventions. It was a company that was doing really well already. Although he was more of an expert in security, and Veeam was focused on back-up, he explained that Veeam had moved from back-up, to replication and now availability.
Today’s users, both in enterprise or as individuals, want the confidence of knowing that their information is available whenever and wherever they need it. In short, they want a seamless Digital Life experience. Veeam’s solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, unveiled a number of innovations to help enterprises ensure ‘Always-On Cloud’ Availability in a Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environment. Also reconfirming that support for Physical Servers the missing piece in the Veeam jigsaw will be made available.
In his presentation, Peter explained that their businesses across the globe is geared to enable seamless Digital Life experiences with Veeam Availability Suite for the 'Always on Cloud'. It was announced that Veeam Availability Suite delivers a fundamentally new kind of solution by providing:
“Today’s users are demanding – period. At home, work or school, users want a seamless digital experience and anything less is unacceptable. Enterprises are having to re-think their IT strategies and service models, and Availability is of paramount importance,” said Peter.
“As enterprises move to the Cloud, Veeam ensures Availability of services, applications and data in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid-Cloud environments. Over the last 10 years Veeam has been the primary innovator in the space, with many industry first capabilities and highly differentiated solutions for private, managed, public and SaaS clouds, and at VeeamON we’re raising the bar even further.”
Veeam has taken the market quite by storm, beating out the early leaders in back-up and RPO/RTO, and are currently the leaders in the field and still growing strong. Peter attributes that to the attitude within the company that drives them to be enthusiastic and able to change quickly as opposed to companies that have become bogged down with procedures that prevent change.
He also announced the VeeamON 2017 latest Veeam Availability Suite v10 and also a new extended Veeam ‘Always-On Cloud’ Availability Platform that will help manage and protect businesses by:
The v10 offers a complete end-to-end availability and cross-cloud data management platform for enterprise customers by supporting any workloads (virtual, physical or cloud) on any infrastructure in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environments (private, public, managed or SaaS).
Additional enhancements included Veeam Availability for AWS, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Extended Veeam ‘Always-On Cloud’ Availability Platform.