VeeamON 2020 kicks off with push to help businesses elevate their cloud strategies

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Backup, disaster recovery and intelligent data management software vendor Veeam Software, has kick started its two day virtual event VeeamOn 2020 with a pledge to continue enabling organisations around the globe raise their cloud digital strategies.

The two-day online data management event is bringing together IT leaders from 148 countries to help accelerate digital transformation journeys and features live and interactive experiences that will help attendees unlock the power of their data with inspiring keynotes from Veeam’s leadership team, business partners, customers and research firm IDC.

According to Veeam, the VeeamON event is expected reach more than 20,000 registered attendees across 148 countries. The company said the packed agenda will provide valuable insights for customers looking to enhance their business continuity and data protection strategies and enable them to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

Bill Largent, CEO at Veeam, said: “VeeamON is always a great opportunity to connect with our customers and partners, and this year’s event is no different. While we all looked forward to hosting our guests in Las Vegas, due to the global pandemic we made the decision to switch to an online event in order to ensure the well-being and safety of our Veeam community.”

Largent said over the next two days, attendees will participate in the same thrilling VeeamON experience they’ve come to expect, packed with insights into the future of cloud data management and have a lot of fun along the way. “We are even bringing the legendary VeeamON party directly to attendees with a live concert by Keith Urban to close out the event,” he said.

“The focus of the event, and today’s main keynote, is all about helping our customers navigate their move to Hybrid/Multi-cloud for data protection,” added Jim Kruger, CMO at Veeam. “Our sessions will provide customers of all sizes the help they require to navigate their digital transformation journeys by modernising their business continuity and data protection models.”

Kruger said throughout VeeamON, the company will share insights about how organisations are looking to embrace new data management models for on-prem, hybrid and multi-cloud. “We will make a number of exciting announcements that will enable customers to move beyond outdated legacy solutions to a higher state of data intelligence that is simple, flexible and reliable,” he said.

Since the start of 2020, Veeam has reported annual recurring revenue (ARR) increase of 21%  year-over-year (YoY) for Q1, 2020 and the company said it is experiencing major success in market adoption of its subscription offering, Veeam Universal License (VUL).

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