Veeam readies for second act

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Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and executive VP of sales and marketing at Veeam.
Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and executive VP of sales and marketing at Veeam.

Having closed in on the $1 billion revenue in bookings mark, Veeam is now preparing for its second act, said Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and executive VP of sales and marketing.

Timashev made the comments during his closing address at the VeeamON conference yesterday, highlighting that hybrid cloud is the next stage of the company's evolution.

He noted backup is still critical, but customers are now building hybrid clouds with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, IBM and Google. As a result, they require more than just backup.

"To succeed in this changing environment, Veeam has had to adapt. Veeam, with its 60 000-[plus] channel and service provider partners and the broadest ecosystem of technology partners...is best positioned to dominate the new cloud data management in act two. Our vision and strategy for the hybrid cloud will see us deliver the kind of success others can only dream of."

His sentiments were echoed by other Veeam execs, with Carey Stanton, VP for global alliances, saying the company is as focused on hybrid cloud as it was on the virtualised environment under VMware.

"We are laser-focused on creating innovations for our customers. Before, we were leveraging the cloud by backing up to the cloud...but what's exciting now is we are in discussions with Microsoft and AWS.

"It's a very exciting time for Veeam. Getting to $2 billion [revenue] will happen a lot faster because we will be going into a new world and our partners will look to us to help customers understand their data can be easily transitioned into the cloud, backed-up and address all internal needs.

"We are in the sweet spot in assisting the giants to make their enterprise customers successful and they are looking to us for that innovation and we are looking to them to assist us to act two."

Timashev added there are exciting projects in the pipeline embedded in the innovative culture of the company.

"We are at the beginning of act two. We are at the right place, at the right time and with a brilliant product. We have all the ingredients to dominate in act two," he concluded.

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