Cisco to resell Veeam Availability solutions: Partnership grows even stronger
Cisco is a technology leader with a strong track record of delivering innovative solutions to customers globally. For some time, Cisco has been a key alliance partner for Veeam. Over the past two years, we have completed numerous Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) to build on our long-lasting technical relationship. Back in March, we announced a significant step forward in our growing partnership when we showcased our direct snapshot integration for Cisco HyperFlex — the first and only one of its kind today.
We are now proud to announce yet another milestone in our strategic partnership with Cisco. Veeam will be added to the Cisco Global Price List in early October of this year. This will enable Cisco and its resellers to deliver Veeam Availability solutions as easily and simply as any Cisco hardware or software product.
This is great news for customers who are moving through their own digital journeys. Digital transformation and digital disruption have become top-of-mind concerns for executives today. IDC predicts that more than 65 per cent of Global 2000 companies will position digital transformation at the centre of their corporate strategies by the end of 2017.
At the heart of digital transformation is data, which is commonly touted as this generation’s oil, such is the value of the commodity to modern business. However, due to cyber attacks, human error, development oversights and poor backup routines, companies are now more prone to data loss than ever before.
The past 12 months have shown that data Availability is paramount in digital transformation. And that’s why Cisco and Veeam are working hard together to deliver seamless Availability across the enterprise.
For Cisco resellers, this means they can soon easily order and deliver a complete Availability solution with pre-validated designs that will meet the demands of application Availability across hybrid-cloud environments. This streamlined order process will allow Veeam to be quoted directly through Cisco and enable ‘one-stop shopping’.
Cisco customers will have the reassurance that they’re buying an industry-leading Availability solution. Our software passed Cisco’s interoperability testing, and it uses pre-validated designs so customers can meet stringent service-level objectives. The delivery of better and more reliable customer experiences 24.7.365 means customers will be able to recover any application and its associated data within seconds; not hours or days.
I look forward to the next chapter in our relationship with Cisco. I anticipate continued conversations and implementations with our joint customers as we provide them with the peace of mind that their data Availability and digital transformation challenges can be solved.
Peter McKay is Co-CEO and President at Veeam.