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Veeam Intelligent Data Management Combines with Cisco HyperFlex to Deliver New High Availability Solution


Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform on Cisco HyperFlex provides
seamless enterprise scalability, ease of use and multi-cloud support

Veeam® Software, the leader in
Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise™, today
announced that it has expanded its collaboration with Cisco to deliver
Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex™ – a new, highly resilient data
management platform that provides seamless scalability, ease of
management, and support for multi-cloud environments through Cisco
support services.

As enterprises recognize the need to update complex legacy data
protection solutions to multi-cloud solutions, they look to industry
leaders to deliver modern data protection solutions that are reliable,
scalable, easy to manage, and support multi-site and multi-cloud
environments. Now they can make this critical upgrade in one convenient,
single motion, reducing the complexity of purchase, implementation and

"Our partnership with Cisco has only continued to strengthen and
expand," said Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President at Veeam. "We are
Cisco's ISV Partner of the Year and have had strong market success
winning together, and now we are collaborating on this new solution to
meet customer demand for even more innovative ways to modernize their
data centers. Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex responds to feedback
from large enterprise customers and service provider partners who have
asked for additional integrated solutions with Cisco. Customers will
have the benefit of purchasing from one vendor as this solution will be
offered directly from Cisco. We look forward to working closely with the
Cisco team to serve large IT environments that are seeking better ways
to ensure the resiliency of their IT systems."

The new solution combines the Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform with
Cisco's industry-leading Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution,
HyperFlex, to meet the needs of enterprise IT organizations that are
struggling with unreliable legacy technologies that cannot scale and are
unable to provide the hyper-availability today's enterprises require.

"As the data protection market evolves to more software defined and
scale-out, the need for a scalable Enterprise-ready platform and feature
rich software stack is critical to ensure customer success," said Siva
Sivakumar, Sr. Director of Data Center Solutions at Cisco. "Veeam's
intelligent data management capabilities combined with the
industry-leading performance, flexibility and easy deployment of Cisco
HyperFlex provide the perfect solution to address this need. Our joint
goal is to continue expanding the solution with new capabilities that
address modern IT recovery, retention and resiliency requirements."

This highly resilient data availability platform provides enterprise IT
with a scale-out solution stack that can not only be used as a Veeam
repository, but can also run the entire Veeam Availability Platform.
Benefits include:

  • Hyper-Availability for all workloads — virtual, physical and cloud
  • Seamless scalability and reduced operational costs
  • Reduced risk and accelerated time to value
  • Simplified and optimized deployment: a single Cisco SKU that includes
    all installed software and right-sized hardware
  • Simple single point of acquisition and support from Cisco

The new Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex will be offered through
Cisco and is backed by Cisco Solution Support, which provides support
for the entire solution stack, enabling customers to deploy with
confidence and peace of mind. Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex is
expected to be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2018. For
more information, please visit

Supporting Quotes

"In a 451 Research - Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Budgets and
Outlook poll at the end of 2017, we found that the majority HCI
customers want integrated DR/BC and Data Backup capabilities to be part
of their next-generation infrastructure. The increasing adoption of
scale-out, software defined storage provides an opportunity to redefine
and simplify data protection and sets the stage for close
partnerships—like this new one between Cisco and Veeam--to deliver HCI
systems offering evolved and seamless DR/BC capabilities." - Steven
Hill, Senior Analyst of Storage Technologies at 451 Research

"We've been implementing Veeam software on top of various Cisco hardware
for years. So, seeing the two companies working together on a solution
stack with Cisco hardware and Veeam software is very exciting. As easy
as the Veeam software is to implement for SMBs, larger organizations
need additional architecture and deployment services as well as
scalability-planning following the initial deployment. By further
simplifying the acquisition and deployment processes for providing
hyper-availability, we'll be able to focus more of our expertise and
service delivery on the strategic capabilities enabled through the Veeam
software, which will, of course, also be running on Cisco hardware." -
Raphael Meyerowitz, Vice President, Office of the CTO at Presidio,
. (NASDAQ:PSDO), a Platinum Veeam ProPartner and Veeam Cloud &
Service Provider (VCSP) partner

About Veeam Software

Veeam is the global leader in Intelligent Data Management for the
Hyper-Available Enterprise. Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform is the
most complete solution to help customers on the journey to automating
data management and ensuring the Hyper-Availability of data. We have
more than 307,000 customers worldwide, including 75 percent of the
Fortune 500 and 58 percent of the Global 2000. Our customer satisfaction
scores, at 3.5X the industry average, are the highest in the industry.
Our global ecosystem includes 57,600 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, and
NetApp as exclusive resellers; and nearly 19,800 cloud and service
providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more
than 30 countries. To learn more, visit
or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

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