Veeam deepens engagement with regional channel by hosting ME Partner Summit 2017

by Pippa Sanderson   3 April, 2017
Veeam deepens engagement with regional channel by hosting ME Partner Summit 2017

Partner Summit photo collage.

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, hosted its annual Partner Summit in early March in Abu Dhabi for all Veeam Platinum and Gold ProPartners across the Middle East region, including the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq.

Gilles Pommier, Vice President Channel EMEA at Veeam Software, who attended the event and delivered the keynote address said, “As customers are embarking on the road to digital transformation, we see our partners playing a very big role in educating end-users about ‘Availability’ being central to their business strategy. As such, we realise the need to equip partners with the right messaging and skills they need to act as consultants. The summit was designed to help regional partners stay ahead of their customers’ evolving technology priorities, bringing together business and technology experts from Veeam to share insights into the latest technology innovations, opportunities in the cloud space, success stories and more.”

The event, which was attended by 47 partners, featured business sessions presented by the Veeam management team where attendees were given a recap of last year’s results, a roadmap for 2017 and beyond, and insights into how they could leverage the Veeam ProPartner Programme to their benefit.

Bertram Collins, Head of Portfolio, Solutions and Marketing at CNS, a Veeam Gold partner said, “CNS is exceptionally proud to be associated with a true innovator in the Availability solutions market. Veeam stands strong in its value to the business and IT across industry sectors. Value delivery and solution innovation is the ethos and passion of Veeam and this synergises very well with its commitment to its current customers and partner ecosystem. The summit is a great partner enablement initiative and one that we look forward to every year. Veeam continues to display deep signs of growth as customers begin to understand the importance of Availability as the corner stone of their digital transformation strategy. CNS continues to have extremely satisfied customers whenever Veaam is the technology choice.”

Sanjay Shangloo, Head of Product Management & Alliances, Almoayed ICT, based in Bahrain said, “The Almoayed Group has been a Veeam Gold Partner for more than 10 years in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As a Veeam partner, our sales team is always excited to sell Veeam solutions because the hit ratio of winning a Veeam deal is always very high as soon as the POC is done with a client. This is a reflection of not just the superiority of the company’s solutions, but also the various partner enablement activities like the partner summit for instance. Veeam’s solutions today are the best fit for the market when the drive for digitisation is picking up speed. The company has a powerful portfolio of solutions, which ensures a high level of customer retention and satisfaction for our business.”

“Besides partner enablement, the summit was also a great opportunity for Veeam to gain a greater understanding of how the company can help partners grow their businesses in the Middle East based on a customised approach to the region’s specific needs. From the positive feedback we received from the channel about the event, we can safely say that the summit was a big success and we look forward to hosting it again in 2018,” concluded Mr Pommier.

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