Heading to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017 this year? So is Cisco and we would love to talk to you about what we have been doing in the data protection space with Cisco Unified Computing!

This is our second time at VeeamON, we were a proud sponsor of Veeam’s inaugural customer event in 2015. Our own Siva Sivakumar, the man who makes data center solution magic happen at Cisco, kicked off a general session on Cisco’s Data Center vision and the joint partnership for certifying the Veeam Availability Suite on Cisco UCS. Veeam awarded Cisco it’s Veeam impact partner of the year award which we were thrilled to receive. This year we will be at VeeamON 2017 as a premier sponsor and have many new exciting developments to share with you.

This past year our companies came together to develop Cisco Validated Designs for Veeam compatibility certification for Cisco UCS and Cisco HyperFlex systems. Veeam also helped us launch our new Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Server at our Global Partner Summit which is a perfect solution for high capacity backups.

We are seeing tremendous demand to challenge the status quo of high cost traditional storage systems. An open systems approach changes the game by bringing together best of breed software like the Veeam Availability Suite with industry leading systems like the Cisco Unified Computing System that deliver greater scalability and better value.

Together with Veeam, we released an eye opening 3rd party lab validation report! In this report, side by side testing against industry leading purpose built backup appliances also known as “PBBAs”, showed Veeam Availability Suite running on the Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server delivered 28.9% better performance and 49% lower cost! BOOM! I wish I had a mic to drop here…

And in more recent news we just released Cisco HyperFlex 2.5 where Veeam worked closely with our Cisco engineering team to develop the industry’s first data protection integration for hyperconverged infrastructure! The team developed native snapshot integration into our Cisco HyperFlex System for VMware ESXi environments!! This is hot!

We are proud of these many joint accomplishments and also applaud Veeam for being positioned by Gartner into the 2016 Leader Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software. All in all, 2016 was a great year for us and now you know why we are excited to share these accomplishments. But don’t take my word for it, hear from Veeam’s Andy Vandeveld, VP of Global Alliances, on why Veeam and Cisco are right for your business.

Come visit us!

If you are coming to VeeamON 2017 there will be a lot to learn about and celebrate. Come by our Cisco booth #104 in the Expo Hall located to the right of the main stage and meet our team of experts to learn why Veeam is better with Cisco UCS.

One of our Cisco Powered partners iLand will also be present located at booth #302. These guys are great as their business runs on Veeam and Cisco UCS! Check out this case study that shows we helped them store 2.2 times as much data as compared to a SAN solution but lowered their cost per gigabyte by 55%! Definitely stop by their booth and ask them what they think of Cisco UCS.

Swag, Swag, Swag!

The Expo is open Wednesday and Thursday where we are giving away PopSocket smart phone stands all day long. At the end of each day we are also hosting raffles where the lucky winner gets a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. And if that isn’t enough, we are also giving away an Amazon Echo at the VeeamON Rafflethon so be sure to sign up! This is a lot of swag so come visit our booth!

Don’t miss any of our events!

While you are figuring out how to fit everything into your schedule. Be sure to attend Wednesday’s general session where our own Frank Palumbo will deliver a keynote to kick things off for the day.

We also have two technical breakout sessions, one on Wednesday covering the new HyperFlex Snapshot Integration, and another on Thursday that takes you through the Cisco Validated Design process for certifying the Veeam Availability Suite on Cisco UCS.

If you are interested in having a private one on one conversation, we have a number of folks ready to meet with you. Just email us with the following information or come by our booth #104 and we will set you up with an appointment.

In your meeting request, please be sure to include the following:

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Request your meeting here: ciscoveeamonmeetings@cisco.com

If your meeting has been accepted you will receive an outlook invite with time and location

If there is one thing we want you to walk away with. Is that Cisco and Veeam are committed to simplifying the complexity of bringing multiple best of breed products together to increase time to value for your business.

Come party with us!

After your brain is filled with all the Cisco and Veeam goodness you can absorb. We are sponsoring a great party to absorb some frosty libations at Republic NOLA which is right across the street from the event. Our team will be at the door welcoming you in and floating around to meet as many of you as possible.

Just be sure to watch where you step on Bourbon Street, be safe and have fun! You are in NOLA, the party capital of the United States! See you at VeeamON 2017!

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Chalon Duncan

Partner Managed Service Offer Manager

Global Partner Organization