Veeam Software, innovative systems management tools vendor for VMware ESX Server environments, today announced its entry into the European market. The company has launched a dedicated sales organisation, headquartered in its new UK-based EMEA headquarters office, for customers seeking to improve the manageability of virtual IT infrastructures based on VMware’s market leading virtualisation software. The European executive team will be led by Managing Director Colin Wright and comprise a number of executives who have joined Veeam Software from senior positions at VMware. In addition, Veeam is launching two new products, Veeam Monitor Version 3.0 and version 4 of its nworks enterprise management connectors.
“VMware’s leading position in Europe is growing unabated as more organisations seek to benefit from its virtualisation products. Faced with systems management issues common to this type of technology sprawl, customers are now looking for high quality tools that will safeguard their investment in this new, virtual IT estate,” said Wright. “Virtualisation brings lots of benefits, but unless it is managed and monitored, organisations will find these benefits turning into nightmares. We are about helping people realise these benefits by ensuring that critical tasks such as monitoring and backup are not neglected in the rush to go virtual. Ultimately, wherever VMware goes so will Veeam. We have emerged as a leading provider of dedicated tools for VMware, and this has been core to our rapid growth across North America.”
A recent study by IDC found that eighty-two percent of European companies are using VMware. The study also found that across Europe, disaster recovery, backup and availability have been the main growth areas for virtualisation over the past year. In order to more effectively address these specific challenges, Veeam Software is establishing a sales organisation that mirrors VMware’s presence in Europe. From today, European VMware users will be able to access the entire Veeam Software portfolio, which includes Veeam Backup, Veeam Reporter, Veeam Configurator and Veeam Monitor. They will also be able to use the company’s nworks enterprise management connectors that enable organisations to manage VMware environments with systems management tools from Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.
“Organisations will increasingly look to virtualise more and more of their IT estate. However, despite being able to reduce costs and increase productivity, they will need to mitigate the risks from virtualisation,” added Wright. “Similar to adoption of software in physical environments, what you’ll see is the need for more specialised tools that allow for greater control and efficiency. Veeam Software offers VMware users exactly that – a virtual toolbox for a more complex job.”
Founded in 2006, Veeam Software’s fifty strong development team quickly created a range of systems management tools for VMware ESX Server environments. Veeam actively sought customer feedback to its early versions, and is now beginning the rollout of its 3.0 releases, offering advanced capabilities and the innovative features customers want most. The company will launch into Europe with two brand new updates. Veeam Monitor Version 3.0, an easy-to-deploy VMware monitoring solution, provides VMware administrators with performance monitoring, capacity planning and trend analysis, as well as troubleshooting and problem resolution. In addition, Veeam will launch Version 4.0 of its nworks enterprise management connectors, composed of new updates for the nworks Management Pack (MP) for VMware for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager; and the nworks Smart Plug-in (SPI) for VMware for HP Software Operations Manager. Both products offer major new capabilities including hardware and sensor status.
IDC's 2008 European Server Virtualization Survey: Fast Growth and Wider Range of Applications IDC #GE56Q, June 2008
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software (veeam.com), a VMware Technology Alliance Premier Partner, provides innovative software for managing VMware infrastructure. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including Veeam Backup, the 2-in-1 backup and replication solution; Veeam Reporter, to document virtual environments for capacity planning and chargeback; Veeam Configurator, to manage “configuration drift”; and Veeam Monitor, for performance monitoring and alerting across multiple VirtualCenters. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam’s products now include connectors incorporating VMware data into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and HP Software Operations manager.