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Veeam targets Africa for growth

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Veeam Software has completed the relocation of its new South African offices in Bryanston following a period of significant growth in the local market. The new office is also the headquarters for Veeam in Africa.
“The ultra-modern and spacious new offices will provide us with a more effective base to service our partners and customers,” says Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam.
From two local employees a few years ago, Veeam has expanded to its current level of 12, while it is targeting appointing additional resources in 2017.
“Veeam has been very well-received in the South African market, giving us the ideal platform for additional growth in the country and into the rest of Africa. While the organisation initially focused around mid-market solutions, the environment has evolved to be more focused around the enterprise and the availability requirements of the modern business market.”
Schuck feels the shift to the Always-On enterprise has resulted in the organisation providing companies across industry sectors with a reliable way of addressing their business continuity and disaster recovery needs for the digital world of business.
“The migration to push workloads into a hosted environment is something that has been growing worldwide. With Veeam supporting everything from physical servers to Linux devices and desktop machines, the enabling cloud segment provides decision-makers with the flexibility they need to do business around the clock irrespective of location or devices used.”
Looking further afield to the rest of the continent, Veeam considers Africa to be a hyper-growth market as reflected by year-on-year growth figures of 30 percent for South Africa and Africa combined. Schuck is excited by the opportunities the continent provides the organisation.
“The business continuity and disaster recovery landscape has changed irrevocably following the arrival of Always-On. With companies in Africa embracing this change and the benefits that being connected provide, Veeam is in a strong position to help accelerate this availability growth in South Africa and the rest of the continent,” he concludes.