Westcon Group NZ Joins Veeam Cloud Provider Program in New Zealand

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Auckland, NZ, 19 August 2014 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced that they have joined the Veeam Cloud Provider program in New Zealand and are pleased to offer Veeam’s award-winning software to service providers on a monthly rental basis. Veeam® Software is an innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™. Veeam is used by more than 111,500 organizations and 5,000 service providers around the world to protect more than 6.5 million virtual machines (VMs). The Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) program offers flexible licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers.

The VCP program enables service providers to deliver offsite backups, standby replica VMs, and warm DR (disaster recovery) sites, as well as powering a full range of service offerings, including Backup-as-a-Service and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service.  Veeam service provider partners have the ability to drive both top-line and bottom-line revenue growth through increased client retention with the peace of mind that comes from Veeam-powered availability solutions.

“We are pleased that Westcon Group NZ has joined the Veeam Cloud Provider program at such an exciting time,” said Don Williams, APAC Vice President for Veeam. “We recently announced Veeam Cloud Connect, coming with new Veeam Availability Suite™ v8 (available in early Q4 2014), that gives service providers a direct pipeline to benefit from the Veeam ecosystem. We are confident that our data center availability solutions combined with Westcon Group’s ecosystem in New Zealand will enable the company to acquire new customers, resulting in additional growth of their overall profitability and value.”

Mark Baker, Sales and Marketing Director at Westcon Group NZ, added, “With today’s announcement, we can now extend to NZ service providers a flexible ‘pay-as-they-consume’ option of Veeam products for hosted environments as part of Westcon Cloud Solutions.  This expands our Veeam offering of traditional ‘on premise’ licensing, and complements other existing service provider models we have.”

For further information on Veeam products, please contact Melita Brooke Melita.brooke@westcongroup.co.nz or call 09 415 6220 to discuss.

About Veeam Software

Veeam® enables the Always-On Business™ by providing solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™. Veeam recognizes the challenges in keeping a business up and running at all times and addresses them with solutions that provide high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, risk mitigation and complete visibility. Veeam Backup & Replication™ leverages technologies that enable the modern data center, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp storage, and HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage, to help organizations meet recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs), save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam Backup Management Suite™ provides all of the benefits and features of Veeam Backup & Replication along with advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure. Veeam Management Pack™ extends Microsoft System Center monitoring to enterprise vSphere environments and also offers monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. The Veeam Cloud Provider Program (VCP) offers flexible monthly and perpetual licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers. VCP currently has more than 4,500 service provider partners worldwide. Monthly rental is available in more than 70 countries from more than 50 Veeam aggregators.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 25,000 ProPartners and more than 101,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world.

About Westcon Group NZ

Westcon Group is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.co.nz, email sales@westcongroup.co.nz or follow us on LinkedIn.

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