Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 40 - Page 37

////////////////////////// Can you tell me about the background of Veeam? Didn’t it start off as a virtualisation company in the mid-market? I think the first couple of years we had just three products and obviously we become commercially viable after that. Backup for VM Ware specific workloads was its key. That was the horse that the company backed and it seemed to work at the time. Obviously, with the growth of the virtualisation industry. The company has come a long way in terms of the portfolio of products that we offer now. In the last three or four years there has “ WE’VE GOT A METHODOLOGY THAT WILL MAKE YOU 100% SAFE AND SECURE EVERY SINGLE TIME. L ast year Veeam added 48,000 new customers. This is an average of 4,000 new customers each month. Strong customer momentum and growth outpacing the industry average underlines the increasing demand for Veeam Intelligent Data Management solutions in businesses of all sizes across the globe. been a big focus around enterprise per se and looking after their workloads. With customers looking to manage their data in a way that unlocks its potential to drive business transformation, the company has been empowering enterprises to do more with their data backups, providing new ways for organisations to generate value from their data, while solving other business opportunities. How does the company look at data management overall? With Veeam solidifying its position as the dominant leader in Intelligent Data Management and establishing itself as one of the largest private software companies in the world, Intelligent CIO spoke to Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for the Middle East. There are five stages that we’ve defined around data management. Big organisations, i.e. enterprises, have got legacy workloads that need to be protected and ensured that they are able to recover those workloads. We are prevalent across all industries. We have a view that data lives everywhere all the time. We have a firm belief that every business is a software business and we need to ensure that we help you protect your business. The first one is the backup stage. This is the early stage of where data lives when you back it up. There is a requirement Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for the Middle East at Veeam to protect all workloads using backups, complemented by snapshots and replication where appropriate, to ensure they are always recoverable and available in the event of outages, attack, loss or theft. The next one is the visibility of that data so now with the prevalence of cloud and organisations growing and data growing, having visibility of where that workload is sitting is important. It is critical to view the full breadth of your data, accompanied by the infrastructure that it passes through and resides on, so that you can pivot from reactive to proactive management for better business decisions We are a firm believer in stage three: the activation of the data. How can we help you utilise that data better? We have something called Data Labs which will spin the workload up into a separate environment and give people access to that data very quickly to make informed decisions, or recover a single file or complete application. Stage four is orchestration. Being able to understand how your business continuity fits into your data plan. Helping you automate that is very important. If you do have a disaster what method of orchestration are you going to use? So you can extract and get up and running very quickly. And the last step is automation, which I think is a little bit futuristic is self-learning INTELLIGENTCIO 37