Marlow, UK, 23 April 2014 – Data protection solution provider Veeam has named Softcat its top performing ProPartner in Northern EMEA following a year of sustained high revenues. Softcat will accept the award formally at Veeam’s 2013 EMEA Partner Awards ceremony in Istanbul on May 15 and 16th.
Softcat provides Veeam’s solutions to UK businesses seeking to protect and back up their data and ensure smooth business continuity. In 2013 Softcat’s Veeam revenues exceeded any other reseller in northern EMEA.
“We’re delighted to have been recognised as the top performing reseller in the northern EMEA. This award demonstrates two things: the quality and popularity of Veeam’s data protection solutions, and the commitment of Softcat’s staff to engaging our customers and promoting our partners’ products and services,” said Sam Routledge, Solutions Director at Softcat. “Veeam is a highly valued long-standing Softcat partner, and we work hard to promote its data protection and backup solutions to customers seeking easy to use and affordable solutions that fit with the modern data centre.”
“Today’s businesses no longer have tolerance for downtime, IT failures or lack of business continuity,” said Gilles Pommier, EMEA Channel Vice President at Veeam Software. “Our most successful partners are those who recognise this and the evolution of the modern data centre, while also understanding its impact on the always-on business. Our award-winning Veeam ProPartner Program provides the tools partners need to become trusted advisors to their customers, gain exclusive access to resources that will drive license and service business, create new opportunities, increase profitability, and help close deals faster. Our partners’ success is our mission. We aren’t successful unless we’re making our partners successful. As we prepare to announce our 100,000th customer, we recognize that milestone is a result of our top partners, many of which we are recognising with these awards.”
Veeam’s solutions maintain business continuity and help to prevent failures and downtime, enabling the ‘Always-On Business’.
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993, remains privately owned and currently employs 600 people. It achieved a turnover of approximately £400 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.
The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 8,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.
As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.
About Veeam Software
Veeam® enables the always-on business by delivering Advanced Data Protection for the Modern Data CenterTM. Veeam recognizes the challenges in keeping a business up and running at all times and addressees them with solutions that provide high speed recovery, verified protection, risk mitigation, complete visibility and data loss avoidance. Veeam Backup & ReplicationTM leverages the enabling technologies of the modern data center, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp Storage, and HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage, to help organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam Backup Management SuiteTM provides all the benefits and features of Veeam Backup & Replication along with advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure. Veeam Management PackTM (MP) extends Microsoft System Center monitoring to enterprise vSphere environments and also offers monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. The Veeam Cloud Provider Program (VCP) offers flexible monthly and perpetual licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers. VCP currently has over 4,000 service provider participants worldwide. Monthly rental is available in more than 70 countries from more than 50 Veeam aggregators. Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 23,000 ProPartners and more than 91,500 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.