Veeam becomes the next billion-dollar software company, surpasses 350,000 customers and outlines how it will begin the next stage of its growth by harnessing the power of its partnerships
Veeam Software has exceeded $1 billion in annual bookings, joining an elite group of software companies to achieve this milestone.
On its journey to the billion-dollar mark, Veeam has also surpassed 350,000 customers, adding new customers at a rate of more than 4,000 each month, illustrating the success of the first act in its evolution.
“Veeam created the VMware backup market and has dominated it as the leader for the last decade. This was Veeam’s Act I and I am delighted that we have surpassed the $1 billion mark; in 2013 I predicted we’d achieve this in less than six years and we have,” said Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and EVP Sales & Marketing at Veeam.
“However, the market is now changing. Backup is still critical, but customers are now building hybrid clouds with AWS, Azure, IBM and Google, and they need more than just backup. To succeed in this changing environment, Veeam has had to adapt. Veeam, with its 60,000+ channel and service provider partners and the broadest ecosystem of technology partners, including Cisco, HPE, NetApp, Nutanix and Pure Storage, is best positioned to dominate the new Cloud Data Management in our Act II. Our vision and strategy for the hybrid cloud will see us deliver the kind of success others can only dream of.”
Initially focused on server virtualization for VMware environments, in recent years, Veeam has expanded on this core offering, delivering integration with multiple hypervisors, physical servers and endpoints, along with public and SaaS-based (Software as a Service) workloads, while partnering with leading cloud, storage, server, HCI and application vendors to provide the most robust Cloud Data Management platform on the market.
Veeam’s partner-centric strategy and ability to adapt to the market has been the cornerstone of its success and is the foundation for Act II.
In January, Veeam launched Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, delivering new major capabilities that provide easy cloud migration and cloud mobility, cloud-native backup, cost-effective data retention, and portable cloud-ready licensing, increased security and data governance, and solutions to make it easier than ever for service providers to deliver Veeam-powered services to market.
Today, the company also announced the new with VeeamTM program, which sees Veeam partnering with premier enterprise storage and hyperconverged (HCI) vendors to provide customers with comprehensive secondary storage solutions that combine Veeam software with industry-leading storage and HCI infrastructure hardware and management stacks. Solutions have already been announced with ExaGrid and Nutanix.
“From day one, we have focused on partnerships to deliver customer value. Working with our storage and cloud partners, we are delivering choice, flexibility and value to customers of all sizes. The new with Veeam program epitomizes this approach, and this strategy will help us extend our leadership even further,” added Timashev.
The company’s ability to continually change and adapt to the market, understand its audience, innovate at pace and analyze how industry inflection points affect customers has seen it become a leader in Cloud Data Management — a market that will be worth more than $15B by 2020.