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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:39

Datavail Announces Acquisition of Navantis

Microsoft Consultancy Deepens Expertise in Application Development and Management


DRJ LogoBROOMFIELD, Colo. and TORONTO, Canada – Datavail, North America’s largest provider of managed services for data integration, management and database administration, today announced the acquisition of Navantis, a 200-person Microsoft Premier Partner based in Toronto, Canada.


Founded in 1998, Navantis has deep Microsoft application modernization, development, integration and management expertise. Navantis has long been recognized as a Microsoft ‘go-to partner’ with its current nine Gold and nine Silver Microsoft Partner certifications.


Navantis leverages the entire Microsoft solution stack of technologies to address its client’s application and data integration business needs. The company’s offerings include application development, support and systems integration across the Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint and .NET services suites.


The acquisition of Navantis is part of Datavail’s growth strategy to expand its offerings to respond to customer business requirements and challenges. Navantis represents a logical extension of Datavail’s offerings to rapidly expand into Microsoft oriented consulting, application development and modernization solutions. Combining Datavail’s market leadership in data integration and database services with Navantis’ application and software development lifecycle  expertise greatly strengthens the combined companies’ capabilities. 


“We’re excited to welcome the Navantis team to Datavail to expand and deepen our footprint in the Microsoft application modernization, development and integration space,” said Scott Frock, COO of Datavail. “Their reputation in the Microsoft world among both clients and partners is unparalleled, and we believe we can combine our data-centric expertise with Navantis’ applications expertise to bring an extended range of offerings and solutions to our clients.”


Datavail manages the data services for hundreds of clients, both on premise and in the cloud, and works with those clients on comprehensive, end-to-end managed operations and support.


Andy Papadopoulos, CEO of Navantis, will remain with the organization as head of the Microsoft Solutions Division of Datavail. “Datavail is one of the few companies that has truly built a 24x7 managed services model for its clients,” said Papadopoulos. “Together we can now build and manage our clients’ application and data services so they can focus on growing their businesses.”


This acquisition is the second by Datavail in the past year. It acquired Art of BI, an Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) consultancy, in July, 2016. Both acquisitions were enabled by Datavail’s new $47 million capital funding round in December of 2015 designed to enable future growth initiatives, including expansion into markets adjacent to the database and enterprise data management services market.


Navantis was founded by John Kvasnic and Jason Martin in 1998 and financed by Genuity Capital Partners (now Hawthorne Partners). Thousands of users in Canada, the United States, Europe and further abroad have used Navantis software to do an incredible range of things. Whether it’s registering to vote, find a bed at a hospital, make a purchase online or share documents securely within and between businesses, Navantis has built thousands of systems to help make lives better. 


About Datavail
Datavail Corporation is the largest provider of data integration and database administration services in North America, offering 24×7 managed database and BI/DW services, design, architecture, and staffing. The company specializes in Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, OBIEE and OBIA, Hyperion, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, DB2 and SharePoint, and provides flexible global service delivery options to meet each customer’s unique business needs. Founded in 2007, Datavail is based in Broomfield, Colorado and supports enterprise clients located worldwide. For more information, visit www.datavail.com.


About Navantis
Navantis is among the largest Microsoft Partners in Canada. The company has worked closely with Microsoft to help mutual clients realize new opportunities and solve business problems with tailored solutions. With more than 18 years of project success, 50+ industry awards and over 40 CRM success stories Navantis has become an IT leader in the Canadian market. More information on Navantis is available at www.navantis.com.

Collaborative products enable organizations to mitigate risk by accessing environmental intelligence from the world’s largest, most hyperlocal, proprietary data networks

GERMANTOWN, MD — Earth Networkstoday announced the launch of Sferic Maps and Sferic Mobile – advanced weather visualization, decision support and collaboration products designed to reduce risk and improve operations for organizations across weather-sensitive industries. Vertical markets including energy, education, insurance and airport operations, as well as local, state, and federal governments now have the tools needed to automate decisions surrounding severe weather situations and communicate with their teams to prepare for disruptive events.

Sferic Maps empowers emergency management and business continuity professionals with real-time collaboration capabilities to make intelligent weather-related decisions, increase response planning lead time and minimize operational downtime. This innovative weather visualization application combines the best of Earth Networks weather and lightning observation metrics with powerful data representation, real-time broadcasting, and customized alerting capabilities.

Users can customize points of interest for personalized notifications, import 3rd party data as new map layers and access an extensive library of preset weather observations including:

  • Earth Networks’ Total Lightning Network- the world’s largest lightning detection network with more than 1,200 sensors across the world.
  • Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts – a proprietary alerting methodology leveraging both cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning to increase lead times for events such as lightning, tornadoes, heavy rains, microbursts, hail and more.  
  • National Weather Service Alerts – complementary alerts from additional networks increases overall coverage to maximize monitoring and detection.
  • PulseRad– an interactive layer of convective weather for locations where traditional radar coverage is often incomplete or nonexistent.
  • Local Storm Reports – detailed reports related to upcoming weather events near defined points of interest

Sferic Mobile brings customized mobile alerting for iOS and Android devices that ensures stakeholders are kept up-to-date with real-time weather developments. Integrated with Sferic Maps, Sferic Mobile enables users to receive push notifications personalized for individual users based on their location – increasing response lead times. Contextual mapping allows users to view both the alert and the affected location through an intuitive mobile interface.

“With emergency response, public safety and business continuity teams becoming larger and distributed over several locations, the ability to collaboratively monitor and respond to weather-related emergency events is critical to protect people, safeguard assets, and maintain operations,” said Anuj Agrawal, Chief Marketing Officer, Earth Networks. “Sferic Maps and Sferic Mobile bring real-time collaboration tools that help stakeholders make important weather-influenced decisions and share emergency action plans live with others in the field and other remote sites.”

Sferic Maps and Sferic Mobile will be debuted at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, to be held January 22-26, 2017in Seattle, Washington. The two products, as well as Earth Networks’ broader set of weather data solutions, will be exhibited at Earth Networks booth (527,W202).

About Earth Networks
Earth Networks has been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® for more than 20 years. We help organizations mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather network. Schools, airports, sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events and optimize operations. Companies across all industries use our weather data to automate decisions regarding risk management, business continuity and asset protection.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:24

Getting Hired as an Emergency Manager

DRJ LogoWhat does it take to become an emergency manager? First, emergency management is a white-collar, professional job. The days of the retired firefighter turned emergency manager are fading quickly, replaced by a new breed of highly credentialed, educated professionals whose main career field is emergency management or something very close to it. This is happening because of a combination of governments requiring certain education and experience levels for positions of responsibility, and an industry push toward a greater focus on standards and education.

What that means to the prospective emergency management job seeker is that the core competencies of an emergency manager are only slightly different from that of an engineer, an accountant or an attorney (so much so that many emergency managers started out as engineers, accountants and attorneys). Skills such as clear writing, oral communication, critical thinking, problem solving and project management are highly transferable and form the basis of a professional career. Conversely, if a candidate’s writing skills are poor or they can’t demonstrate the ability to brief a project plan during an interview, the odds of them being hired are marginal at best.

Writing, thinking and communication skills are inseparably linked to presentation, presence and attitude. These are skills and characteristics that should be perfected well in advance of submitting a resume or attending an interview. What do quality presentation, presence and attitude look like? Any decent job-seeking site will just call them the basics of a good interview. This includes showing up on time dressed in a suit and tie, shaking the hand of the person with whom you are interviewing, acting respectfully yet presenting your own ideas, and having a positive attitude about starting the job. Candidates need to look and act the part if they wish their future employer to take them seriously, especially if this is their first job.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/training/Getting-Hired-as-an-Emergency-Manager.html

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:23

Who Leased the Most Data Center Space in 2016?

DRJ LogoThe short answer is Microsoft. The second-largest cloud service provider signed six of last year’s largest wholesale data center leases with five landlords in five markets, according to the latest market report by the commercial real estate firm North American Data Centers.

Microsoft and to a lesser extent Oracle together were responsible for a 25-percent increase in leasing activity from 2015. According to NADC, that increase represents a “historical high.”

Cloud providers and other tech companies with hyperscale internet platforms have completely changed the dynamics of the data center services market in recent years in the US and beyond. As they race to expand capacity, the likes of Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Uber, and Oracle have created supply shortages in top US markets, driving unprecedented growth in the wholesale data center business. Wholesale market growth now outpaces growth in retail colocation, according to a recent report by Structure Research.

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http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2017/01/18/who-leased-the-most-data-center-space-in-2016/

  • DRJ Logo82 percent of executives surveyed worldwide experienced a fraud incident in the past year, compared to 75 percent in 2015, according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report
  • 85 percent of executives reported at least one cyber incident and over two-thirds reported security incidents
  • Current and former employees were the most common perpetrators

Fraud, cyber and security incidents are now the “new normal” for companies across the world, according to the executives surveyed for the 2016/17 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report1. The proportion of executives that reported their companies fell victim to fraud in the past year rose significantly to 82 percent, from 75 percent in 2015 and 70 percent in 2013, highlighting the escalating threat to corporate reputation and regulatory compliance.

Cyber incidents were even more commonplace, with 85 percent of executives surveyed saying their company has suffered a cyber incident over the past 12 months. Over two-thirds (68 percent) reported the occurrence of at least one security incident over the course of the year.

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http://www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com/businesses-see-a-significant-rise-in-fraud-and-risk-incidents-during-2016/

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:12

Determine your cybersecurity scope and assets

MIR3 LogoOnce you have your executives on board (see the previous post) the next step is to define the scope of your program and define your inventory of assets.

Your scope will encompass the entire company at some level, but you may have one scope for internal resources, a scope for customer resources, another scope for third-party resources, and other scope projects as well. Scope may be defined in terms of technology or business, application or process, people or buildings. Your executive sponsor can help define the scope of each program, the cybersecurity professional must help the executive sponsor understand the depth and breadth of the scope requirements.

Inventories may be tracked in simple Excel spreadsheets, maintained by accounting, or tracked in sophisticated asset-management software applications that include automated discovery and tracking mechanisms. Regardless if the starting inventory is simply hard assets (desk or desktop) or soft assets (operating systems or data), this inventory is a fundamental requirement for your cybersecurity program. Without it you don’t know what needs to be protected.

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http://www.mir3.com/determine-cybersecurity-scope-assets/

Text Keyword INAUG to 888-777 to Receive Critical Safety and Event Information from the Washington, D.C. Government and United States Park Police During Inauguration Events

everbridge logoBURLINGTON, Mass. – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company that provides critical communications and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced its Everbridge Nixle Community Engagement notification system will be used to help keep Washington, D.C. area residents and visitors safe and informed in the days leading up to and during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. The United States Park Police, one of the oldest uniformed federal law enforcement agencies in the United States, and the Washington, D.C. government, will leverage the Community Engagement solution to provide subscribers with safety, weather, traffic, event and emergency alerts in near real-time.

 

Washington D.C. Residents & Presidential Inauguration Attendees to Receive Critical Information from @Everbridge

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With more than 800,000 expected attendees, public safety officials are encouraging residents, visitors and Presidential Inauguration attendees to text the keyword INAUG to 888-777 to receive the latest information and updates leading up to and throughout the event. Current subscribers in the Washington, D.C. area will continue to receive their regular local alerts from Everbridge and can choose to opt-in to INAUG for Presidential Inauguration specific information.

“We are excited to partner with the Washington, D.C. government and the United States Park Police in their efforts to provide timely and actionable information to Washington, D.C. area visitors, residents and attendees to help keep everyone safe and informed,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge.

Community Engagement, powered by Everbridge, is a service that has been successfully deployed at similar large scale events which attract visitors from out of town, including Super Bowl 50, Coachella and the Pope’s historic visit to the city of Philadelphia in 2015. It is also regularly used by officials during severe weather situations, including Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The Community Engagement solution offers residents and visitors an easy, event-based keyword opt-in process to improve communication reach for emergency, safety and public information personnel.

For more information on how Everbridge Nixle’s Community Engagement service allows local officials, residents and area attendees to easily stay connected and engaged during high-profile events, please visit: http://www.everbridge.com/product/community-engagement/.

About Everbridge
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), is a global software company that provides critical communications and enterprise safety applications that enable customers to automate and accelerate the process of keeping people safe and businesses running during critical events. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events such as IT outages or cyber incidents, over 3,000 global customers rely on the company’s SaaS-based platform to quickly and reliably construct and deliver contextual notifications to millions of people at one time. The company’s platform sent over 1.5 billion messages in 2016, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement™, Secure Messaging and Internet of Things, and are easy-to-use and deploy, secure, highly scalable and reliable. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all four of the largest global accounting firms, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in San Francisco, Beijing and London. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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Customers say ease of installation tops competitor thermostats

DRJ LogoST. LOUIS – As connected-home technology grows increasingly popular, consumers are looking for tech solutions that make life easier but don’t require an engineering degree or quickly become obsolete. Maybe that’s why the Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat landed top customer satisfaction marks in the inaugural J.D. Power 2016 Smart Thermostat Satisfaction Report SM.

 

“The J.D. Power report shows what professional heating and cooling contractors and consumers have already experienced: The Sensi thermostat is reliable, simple to install and a great investment. It also makes it easy to control your home comfort from anywhere, with the touch of a button.”

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The J.D. Power report found that ease of installation and usage were key factors in overall satisfaction with smart thermostats.

“Consumers are gravitating toward products that are not just smart but that also provide clear additional value to our lives without a lot of hassle,” said Robert T. Sharp, executive president of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions. “The J.D. Power report shows what professional heating and cooling contractors and consumers have already experienced: The Sensi thermostat is reliable, simple to install and a great investment. It also makes it easy to control your home comfort from anywhere, with the touch of a button.”

In addition to ranking highest in overall customer satisfaction, J.D. Power recognized Sensi thermostat as the highest scoring smart thermostat brand in the areas of ease of install/setup, reliability, energy efficiency, price paid and internet connectivity.

“Smart thermostat customers are taking a hands-on approach to researching, buying and installing a product that allows them to have, in effect, a hands-off experience,” according to J.D. Power.

The Sensi thermostat, one of the most affordable choices in the connected-thermostat category, has several differentiating features. Whether the thermostat is installed by the consumer or an HVAC contractor, the Sensi thermostat provides detailed instructions and videos that clearly show each step from start to finish. With the in-app contractor designation feature, HVAC professionals can leave behind a virtual business card for customers to reference and get assistance when needed. It offers precision temperature control with +/- one-degree accuracy and was the first Wi-Fi thermostat to achieve Energy Aware™ certification. Consumers can also use the Sensi thermostat with popular smart-home platforms, including Wink and Amazon Echo.

For more information, visit sensicomfort.com or connect with Sensi thermostat on Facebook (Facebook.com/SensiComfort) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Sensi).

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

About J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a marketing, consumer intelligence, and data and analytics company that helps its clients measure, understand, and improve the key performance metrics that drive their growth and profitability. J.D. Power’s industry benchmarks, unique data and analytics platform and reputation for independence and credibility has established the company as one of the world’s most well-known and trusted providers of Voice of the Customer insights. Established in 1968, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, and has offices in North/South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. For more information on car reviews and ratingscar insurancehealth insurancecell phone ratings, and more, please visit jdpower.com/ratings.

Cloud-based Solution Gives Businesses a Simple, Integrated Solution for Office Sending

DRJ LogoSTAMFORD, Conn. – Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce, today announced that its SendPro online shipping and mailing solution now prints United States Postal Service (USPS) postage for mailing, making it an all-in-one solution for shipping and mailing. The SendPro online shipping and mailing solution is the only online application on the market that provides both USPS postage for mailing and multiple shipping options.

 

“Integrating mailing as part of the SendPro solution is the latest innovation in our revolutionary SendPro family of office shipping, mailing and payment solutions, which helps thousands of businesses simplify their sending processes”

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The SendPro online shipping and mailing solution allows users to mail, overnight and ship parcels from their computer, tablet or mobile device via the USPS, UPS® or another major carrier. With the cloud-based SendPro online shipping and mailing solution, businesses of all sizes can compare their shipping options, accurately weigh packages, and print postage and labels, all from one easy-to-use online application. It also provides access to special discounts with USPS® and UPS®, including a $0.03 discount on every first-class letter sent after the USPS 2017 rate change takes effect on January 22.

“Integrating mailing as part of the SendPro solution is the latest innovation in our revolutionary SendPro family of office shipping, mailing and payment solutions, which helps thousands of businesses simplify their sending processes,” said Mark Shearer, Executive Vice President and President, Pitney Bowes Global SMB Solutions. “By adding mailing into the SendPro application, we not only simplify the sending process, but also make it possible for businesses to handle all of their sending needs, whether mail, flats, or packages from a single device more efficiently and effectively. Our SendPro online shipping and mailing solution is the only one of its kind, as it gives our clients the flexibility to manage their mailing needs while also being able to choose among multiple carriers for their shipping needs.

“According to the recently published Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, parcel volume is expected to grow by 20 percent between now and 2018. With that growth comes increasing complexity across multiple carriers with different rate structures, service levels, and tracking and billing processes. Factor in the other key component of office sending -- transactional and letter mail -- and the opportunity for businesses to save time and money with one platform for all their office sending is great. That’s what SendPro is designed to do – simplify office sending on one platform while enabling businesses to access the best carrier options and discounts available.”

From addressing and printing postage to comparing shipping options, package tracking and consolidated reporting, the SendPro online shipping and mailing solution allows users to manage mail and multi-carrier shipping online and gain access to discounts. It gives businesses the information they need to select the best carrier option for each item based on service level and price. The SendPro online shipping and mailing solution brings the same technology used by large shipping companies and online retailers to small and medium businesses in an easy-to-use, cost-effective, online solution.

The SendPro online shipping and mailing solution is an integral part of the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, a commerce enabler, providing access to solutions, analytics and APIs across the full commerce continuum with speed and agility to help clients identify customers, locate opportunities, enable communications, power shipping from anywhere to everywhere, and manage payments. The SendPro online shipping and mailing solution is also available through the Windows Store and is featured on the Windows 10 platform.

In addition to the cloud-based SendPro online shipping and mailing solution, Pitney Bowes offers the SendPro 300 and SendPro P Series mailing and shipping solutions, which combine the latest in mailing equipment with the groundbreaking multi-carrier office shipping capabilities and inbound package receiving capabilities of SendPro. The SendPro 300 smart sending device, which was unveiled in October 2016, is designed specifically for the small and medium business marketplace and provides an all-in-one solution that streamlines multi-carrier office shipping and mailing.

For larger organizations with higher volumes, the SendPro P Series integrates hardware and software in a single product that drives efficiency and delivers accountability and tracking in the mailroom. SendPro Desktop and Networked SendPro Kits round out the current portfolio of SendPro products. With scales, label printers and the SendPro software, each SendPro Kit delivers sending simplicity to any small office or desktop.

Another key benefit for SendPro users is the ability to mail now and pay later with Pitney Bowes’ flexible payment options for USPS postage. These flexible postage payment options help businesses of all sizes enhance their sending operations, better manage cash flow, and streamline their postal accounting.

For more information and to sign up for a 90-day free trial of SendPro, please visit http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/sendpro/trynow.html.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.

As Enterprises Accelerate Their Digital Transformation, Veeam is taking market share from legacy vendors and shows exponentially growing revenue as a result of its innovative approach to delivering 24.7.365 availability for today’s Hybrid Cloud world

DRJ LogoBAAR, Switzerland – Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced record results for Q4 2016 and FY 2016: 28 percent YoY growth and $607.4M in total revenue bookings, fueled by accelerated enterprise and cloud revenues which were driven by the critical need for enterprises of all sizes to ensure they are available 24.7.365 in the Hybrid Cloud world.

 

Veeam Announces Record 2016 Results: 28% YoY Growth and $607M in Total Revenue Bookings

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“2016 was a fantastic year for Veeam across the board, driven by users’ insatiable appetite for anytime, anywhere access to data, applications and workloads,” said Peter McKay, Veeam’s President and COO. “As organizations work to digitally transform every aspect of their business, CIOs are quickly coming to realize that these IT investments won’t be worth much if they can’t guarantee that they will be ’Always-On’. We’ve seen incredible growth in demand for the Veeam Availability Suite from all sectors of the market, but especially from the Fortune 500 and Global 2000.”

Additional highlights from Veeam’s 2016 results include:

  • Enterprise growth and momentum: At the end of 2016, Veeam counted 73 percent of the Fortune 500 and 56 percent of the Global 2000 as customers. Enterprise new license bookings grew 57 percent annually, while the number of new enterprise customers grew 48.6 percent to 761 over the same period.
  • 230,000 customers worldwide: Veeam added close to 50,000 total paid customers in 2016, keeping pace with the historical average of approximately 4,000 new customers every month.
  • 13.3 million virtual machines (VMs) are protected with Veeam Availability solutions, including more than 1 million VMs under VCSP management.
  • Expansion to 45,000 ProPartners worldwide: Veeam’s 100 percent commitment to the channel continues to attract new resellers and VARs to availability solutions.
  • DRaaS and BaaS: The Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program, which provides service providers with ready-made opportunities to offer Disaster Recover as a Service (DRaaS) and Backup as a Service (BaaS) and to acquire new customers and grow recurring revenue, reported 79 percent YoY revenue growth for FY 2016. The VCSP program has expanded to more than 14,300 service and cloud providers worldwide, with more than 2,600 of those partners licensed to provide services for Veeam Cloud Connect.

“Thanks to Veeam backup and Veeam Cloud Connect with OffsiteDataSync, we are seeing an 80 percent reduction in operational load,” said Jason Weinstein, Vice President, data center operations at Premise Health, the leading worksite health and patient engagement company in the United States. “By avoiding the backup to tape to backup to disk scenario, our teams now are spending 1/8 of their time on backup. This allows us to focus on other initiatives while saving the equivalent of two full-time employees.”

2016 was an outstanding year for Veeam on many fronts:

  • Veeam announced the next generation of Availability, Veeam Availability Platform for Hybrid Cloud, which provides businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the means to guarantee Availability for the Hybrid Cloud with virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads.
  • Veeam released Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, with more than 175 new features specifically designed to deliver enhanced agility and flexibility by ensuring 24.7.365 availability of all workloads and applications no matter where they may reside – on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, launched at the end of November 2016, generated almost 6,000 downloads in just over one month. Of this adoption, close to one-fourth came from Commercial and Enterprises businesses.
  • Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE 1.5, the latest version of the simple solution for backing up Windows-based desktops and laptops, was released March 2016. Since launch, there have been close to 350,000 downloads of the free product. Veeam Agent for Linux v1, launched in mid-December, generated 6,400 downloads in the first month of availability. The release of the new Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, built on technology introduced in Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, is planned for Q1 2017 and includes many top-requested features.
  • The company secured the ‘Leaders’ position in Gartner’s June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, and ranked as the top provider for Cloud era availability and protection technology in the Ovum Decision Matrix: Data Availability and Protection Solution for the Cloud Era, 2016-17.
  • Veeam joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Complete program. The program adds Veeam solutions to HPE’s price list so that customers can purchase complete HPE and Veeam solutions directly from HPE and its resellers.
  • Registration opened for VeeamON 2017, the world’s Premier Hybrid Cloud Availability Event, which will take place May 16 – 18, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Keynote speakers will include Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, and Sanjay Poonen, COO, Customer Operations, VMware.
  • Veeam also expanded and strengthened its executive team as the company continues its journey to becoming a $1B company, notably adding Peter McKay as its President and Chief Operating Officer and promoting William Largent, previously Executive Vice President, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

“Veeam Availability Platform is a game changer,” said Sachin Jain, CIO (Global Brand Operations) & CISO, Evalueserve, “by reshaping businesses across verticals, providing ease of recovery and higher availability across different platforms, and being a single point of recovery for organizations.”

“The simplicity and power of Veeam solutions are the driving force behind SingleHop’s substantial growth in cloud-based business continuity services,” said Jordan Jacobs, Vice President of Products at SingleHop, a leading provider of on-demand infrastructure and managed cloud services and a platinum VCSP partner. “With the introduction of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, which SingleHop integrated on the day of Veeam’s release, we don’t expect this momentum to slow anytime soon. Our Virtual Private Cloud customers couldn’t be happier with the unrivaled flexibility and control provided through features like the self-service backup and restore portal.”

For more information visit www.veeam.com.

About Veeam Software

Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 45,000 ProPartners and more than 230,000 customers worldwide. Veeam's global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com.

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