Businesses of all shapes, sizes and verticals NEED to have their applications and services available 24x7x365, this is what their customers demand! Unnecessary system downtime, either planned or unplanned is completely unacceptable. C-Level Executives are looking for the absolute easiest way to meet the requirements of their Always-On Enterprise and they're looking their internal IT Professionals to help sure up the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plans. This perfect storm is creating the most common scene in Information Technology today: Hybrid Cloud.
Simply put, Information Technology exists for the sole purpose of delivering applications and services to business customers. These customers can be public - i.e. AcmeProducts.com or internal - i.e. Jane Doe in Accounting and Sam Bender in Finance. Regardless, IT holds the responsibility for maintaining the Service Level Agreements to sustain the business and they're looking to the cloud. Channel Partners, Resellers and Software Manufacturers are being forced to change their core methodologies and innovate to meet these demanding requirements.
IT Professionals need the cloud. It's fast, it's simple, it's scalable and also reliable. IT can easily provision services within their datacenter and migrate to the cloud and operate in the Hybrid Cloud configuration OR an organisation could move all workloads and services and operate within a Public Cloud setup. Either way their services have instantly gained a magnitude of improvements to performance but also to their availability.
Microsoft's hyper-public cloud offering, Azure is growing in popularity due to its rapid scalability, geographic diversity and unmatched reliability. When Azure is paired with 3rd party data management tools like Veeam Availability Suite™ the options are endless. These same organisations that once struggled with meeting their Recovery Time and Point Objectives (RTPO) can now protect on-premises as well as archive out to Microsoft Azure leveraging an Azure Express Route (VPN) or through Veeam's well known Cloud Connect engine. Cloud Connect was designed to offer IT Departments fast, secure cloud-based backup and disaster recovery to assist these C-Level Executives avoid data loss and system downtime.
Microsoft and Veeam Software ® have great relationships with not only their partners and customers - but also between themselves! This past week during the lead up to Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft released the names of the finalists for the Microsoft 2016 Partner of the Year Awards. Veeam was named a finalist in not one, but 2 categories: Application Development and Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution. The 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year award is a recognised standard for excellence in our industry, and we are honored to be recognised as part of this elite group.
Additionally, Microsoft Australia has teamed up with Veeam to help resellers enter the cloud services market, acquire new customers and build recurring revenue. For a limited time, Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Action Pack and Competency members are invited to use a FREE 3-month internal use license of Veeam Cloud Connect and Veeam Availability Suite™. Combined with a US$100 monthly Azure Credit MPN benefit, this serves as a perfect solution to extend internal backup infrastructure to the cloud, while learning how to build a Backup as a Service (BaaS) offering with Veeam and Azure. Learn more about the Veeam and Microsoft offer here.