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Veeam and partners give away $200m in services

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Veeam Software has announced a new initiative to give away up to $200 million through an exclusive Veeam Free Cloud Services program.
Effective immediately, every customer using Veeam for on-premises backup and recovery is now eligible for up to $1 000 in free cloud backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) from Veeam and its partners.
This commitment to invest in DRaaS adoption comes as demand of the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program from enterprises of all sizes soars in 2017 on top of 79% YoY growth in Cloud during 2016. DRaaS continues to gain momentum due to more affordable prices and enhanced functionality to meet availability and compliance requirements.
Gartner estimates the DRaaS market will nearly triple within the next two years, to a revenue point of $3,4-billion by 2019.
“Organisations across the globe are increasingly adopting cloud platforms for IT and business solutions, and they need an Availability platform that is scalable, reliable, secure and adaptable enough to leverage multi-cloud infrastructures,” says Paul Matte, vice-president of Veeam’s Global Cloud Group. “We, along with our partners, recognize this opportunity and are fully committing to major investments supporting our partners and end-users, and further delivering on our cloud vision and strategy.”
In addition to helping customers embrace the benefits of DRaaS, the Veeam Free Cloud Services program is designed to help traditional resellers expand in the midst of a cloud-based services market shift. Veeam is connecting resellers with VCSP partners, helping them establish cloud services businesses that generate growing monthly recurring revenue streams.
“Veeam is committed to helping our channel partners continue to grow and realize value from the shift to cloud services,” says Kevin Rooney, Vice President North American Channel Sales. “The Free Cloud Services Program is a an excellent catalyst for Veeam partners to create new business opportunities while delivering long-term value to their customers.”
“Veeam continues to develop cutting-edge cloud integrations for its customers,” says Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “The launch of the Veeam FREE Cloud Services program is an exciting step towards always-on availability for the masses. We are thrilled that Veeam is bringing such a compelling offer to each and every one of its customers to help their users stay available 24.7.365.”
This limited time offer is available for all Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup Essentials end-user customers with active Veeam maintenance contracts. The Veeam Free Cloud Services program will initially launch in North America, with plans to expand into EMEA, LATAM and ANZ regions in the next few months.