VeeamON 2015: Providers offered easier cloud backup solution

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Las Vegas: Initially, the service will be offered over the Microsoft Azure cloud marketplace

All things data backup and disaster recovery are being discussed here in Las Vegas at the VeeamON 2015 user and partner conference.

Veeam Software has just unveiled today (Monday) Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers, to help them maximise revenue in the disaster recovery field.

Veeam Pro PartnerVeeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers, available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, streamlines the delivery of Veeam-powered backup services (including backup-as-a-service – BaaS) for service providers, including resellers interested in launching a service provider business.

It provides a “business-in-a-box” by including remote monitoring and management of customer backups via a service provider portal for administrative and billing purposes, and a customer portal for basic self-service monitoring and configuration.

For both the established service provider or for partners wishing to carve out new opportunities for themselves as a service provider, this new offering is said to provide the “ideal foundation” to deliver value-added services to customers and “drive competitive advantage”, said Veeam.

IT solution providers are facing many disruptive challenges in 2015 and beyond. To succeed, they must be selling the 3rd Platform of cloud, analytics, mobile and social, they must be more strategic to their customers, and they must embrace the new consumption economy,” said Darren Bibby, programme vice president, channels and alliances research at IDC.

Traditional partners must re-evaluate the way they conduct business, and one key positive change they can make is to offer solutions based on both cloud and managed services. The cloud presents a huge opportunity to those partners open-minded enough to embrace change.”

Veeam president and CEO Ratmir TimashevRatmir Timashev (pictured), CEO at Veeam, told VeeamON 2015 delegates: “Comprehensive availability strategies can only be delivered by true availability experts, which is why more and more companies who do not possess this expertise internally are looking to trusted managed service providers to help.”

He said: “With Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers¸ we are not only providing peace-of-mind to customers in ensuring their critical data and applications are protected, but we are delivering new business opportunities to our partners. It is a win-win for the entire Veeam ecosystem.”

Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers will be “generally available” during Q1 2016, with the initial offering only being available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Pricing is yet to be confirmed however. The recently announced Veeam Availability Suite v9 will be generally available later this year.