25 Percent of Veeam Customers Upgrade to New Veeam Backup and Replication v7 Within 30 Days of Its Release

  25 Percent of Veeam Customers Upgrade to New Veeam Backup and Replication v7
  Within 30 Days of Its Release

 Citing ease and simplicity of the upgrade process, 60 percent reported that
  the upgrade process took minutes, while 90 percent upgraded to the latest
                             version within hours

VMworld Europe 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- October 16, 2013

VMworld 2013 Europe, Booth G# 213 - Veeam Software:

Click to Tweet: 25% of Veeam Customers Upgrade to Veeam Backup and Replication
v7 Within 30 Days of Its Release

Veeam® Software, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization
management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced
at VMworld 2013 Europe that just over one-quarter of the current customer base
upgraded to Veeam Backup and Replication (B&R) v7 within 30 days of its
release. The rapid rate of adoption is just one of several data points
demonstrating the runaway success of the latest version of Veeam’s flagship
product.

“The rate at which our customers are upgrading to Veeam, Backup and
Replication v7 is a testament not only to the anticipation of the product, but
also to the ease of use and simplicity of the upgrade process itself,” said
Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam. “By providing enterprises with even more
advanced Modern Data Protection™, Veeam has once again disrupted the backup
industry. We’re receiving overwhelming response from customers telling us how
they were able to upgrade to v7 within minutes, that they have dramatically
reduced the time it takes to backup their data, and that their confidence in
Veeam has never been stronger.”

Veeam recently surveyed customers who have upgraded to B&R v7 within the past
30 days. Highlights of the survey include:

  *60 percent reported that the upgrade process took minutes, while 90
    percent upgraded to the latest version within hours.
  *98 percent said the upgrade to v7 was not difficult; 41 percent of
    respondents said that Veeam has set a new standard in the ease of software
    upgrades.
  *92 percent of users upgraded in-house, with no professional services or
    consulting.
  *Over 91 percent said they are satisfied with B&R v7 or that it has
    exceeded their expectations.

“I downloaded, upgraded, and had 25 VMs backed up all within one hour of the
GA (general availability) of Veeam B&R v7,” said Zerin Dube, Associate
Director at HFF. “Compared to other backup and replication products, it is by
far the easiest to configure and administer. It’s stable, reliable and
consistent.”

“Our upgrade experience to Veeam B&R v7 was very fluid and easy to do,” said
Stephen Smith, Systems Administrator at Competitive Energy Services. “I
adjusted the jobs after we completed the upgrade and implemented several of
the new features. We have now cut our backup time by almost 3 hours with the
new version. Obviously, we are extremely happy with Veeam, its support team
and their software.”

Veeam Backup & Replication v7 introduces two disruptive innovations: Built-in
WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots, taking Modern Data
Protection to the next level. B&R v7 also introduces 7 additional
market-leading features and more than 75 other new features/enhancements,
including Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, VMware vCloud Director
Integration, Self-Service Recovery of VMs and Guest Files, and Native Tape
Support.

“Veeam's Backup & Replication product is easy-to-use, powerful and flexible in
every modern vSphere enterprise environment,” said Alan Madsen, Technical
Lead, Hardware & Framework / Group Finance & Operations at Vestas Wind
Systems. “Every time we make a backup or do a restore, we are surprised by the
product’s performance and ingenuity.”

“Veeam B&R v7 just works,” said Eric Shonebarger, CIO of Hit Promotional
Products. “The added features of WAN Replication and Backup to Tape, allow me
to finally stop using other tools. Specifically, I no longer have to use
third-party tools to move data to our collocation facility.”

“I've been deploying Veeam software for years and have never experienced any
issues with updates or upgrades, which is surprising in the software world,”
said Eric Machabert, IT Consultant/Consultant Infrastructures at
Computacenter. “The upgrade took less than 30 minutes, with no downtime. It
was easy, fast and problem-free. It’s definitely a best-in-class backup
solution.”

Attendees at VMworld Europe 2013 are invited to visit booth G# 213 for live
demos of Veeam Backup & Replication v7. For additional information on Veeam,
visit http://www.veeam.com.

About Veeam Software

Veeam® is Modern Data Protection™ - providing powerful, easy-to-use and
affordable solutions that are Built for Virtualization™ and the cloud.Veeam
Backup & Replication™ deliversVMware backup,Hyper-V backup, recovery and
replication. This #1 VM Backup™ solution helps organizations meet RPOs and
RTOs, save time, eliminate risks and dramatically reduce capital and
operational costs.Veeam Backup Management Suite™ combines Veeam Backup &
Replication andVeeam ONE™ into a single integrated solution to protect
virtualization investments, increase administrator productivity and help
mitigate daily management risks.Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) extends
enterprise monitoringto VMware throughMicrosoft System Center. Veeam also
providesfree toolsfor the virtualization community.

Founded in 2006, Veeam is privately owned and has been profitable since 2009.
Veeam currently has over 19,000 ProPartners and 73,000 customers worldwide.
Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland and the company
has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit http://www.veeam.com.

Contact:

Media:
Davies Murphy Group
Jeff Miller, +1-541-207-3461
veeam@daviesmurphy.com
 
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