Veeam Software announced the launch of Veeam Accredited Service Partner, a programme that highlights a select list of partners, distributors, system integrators and freelance IT consultants that possess the necessary technical skills to deliver valuable and reliable professional services for Veeam product portfolio implementations.
The Veeam Accredited Service Partner is issued only to those with the highest Veeam solution expertise levels. All Veeam Accredited Service Partners meet mandatory requirements on technical expertise and Veeam certifications, dedicated professional services staff and history of successful Veeam implementations.
With a search engine available on the corporate website, Veeam has made it easy for customers to find the Veeam Accredited Service Partner closest to them or the ones that have third-party integrations related to Veeam products that meet the customer’s specific environment’s needs.
As deployments get more sophisticated, Veeam recognises the increasing demand from customers and prospective clients to identify specialists that can partner with their businesses. Veeam Accredited Service Partner members will deliver high-quality services related to Veeam solutions and help an organisation realise increased reliability, along with greater value and return of investment ROI of their IT investments.
As previously announced, Veeam Accredited Service Partner will feature in the respected Veeam ProPartner Programme, which now boasts over 45,000 members, with a staggered launch beginning in earnest. A focus on including quality members of Veeam Accredited Service Partner over a high quantity ensures a level of exclusivity for those looking to achieve the recommendation, and an opportunity to differentiate.
The new programme offers a range of member benefits, including:
Veeam will publicly recognise and promote Veeam Accredited Service Partners as the top of technical excellence when it comes to delivering quality professional services around availability solutions, and aid lookup of Veeam Accredited Service Partners for end-users on the Veeam website
Increased technical services
Access to best-practice guidance and documentation in the Veeam Service Catalog and Technical Library, along with dedicated senior pre-sales advisors
Demonstration and training aids
Regardless of partner level ahead of joining Veeam Accredited Service Partner, certified Not-For-Resale licenses will be available to demonstrate Availability Suite in product demos and training sessions
Co-branding and marketing
Veeam Accredited Service Partners will have documentation to answer RFPs, logos and banners for promotions and online marketing too.
Scrutiny of Veeam Accredited Service Partners technical capabilities is high, with partners featured proving themselves able to meet the high mandatory standards required by Veeam. Specific criteria for each of the four types of Veeam Accredited Service Partner members has been developed and includes: Veeam Certified Engineer, VMCE; Veeam Certified Architect accreditations, along with demonstrable delivery on multiple platforms of related services, and dedicated professional services staff.
“The relationship between a customer and its IT vendors is evolving. With more customers looking for vendors to recommend experienced professional service partners that can help the internal team maximise ROI and create bespoke solutions for ever-more sophisticated IT estates,” said Omar Akhtar, Regional Manager Channels, Middle East and SAARC at Veeam Software.
“The benefit of us launching Veeam Accredited Service Partner is two-fold: it helps answer customer’s needs, while providing our partners with new revenue opportunities. With the launch of Veeam Accredited Service Partner, we are offering partners extra support from senior Veeam resources, NFR licenses and intellectual property that will enable them to differentiate and add significant value to customers, while helping partners become more profitable from Veeam solutions.”