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Veeam launches Partner Academies

Omar Akhtar, Veeam

Veeam Software has recently announced the introduction of ‘Veeam Partner Academies’, a series of half day and full day workshops that will be co-hosted along with a distributor.

According to the company, the objective is to develop knowledge within Veeam’s sales and pre-sales partner community so that they have all the tools needed to deliver a compelling message to customers about the criticality of availability solutions for the modern data centre.

Omar Akhtar, Regional Channel Manager, Middle East and SAARC at Veeam Software says, “This initiative enables our partners to position themselves as trusted advisors to end-users and knowledgably advise them about the criticality of ‘Availability’ in their journey to digital transformation. Our partners will be given the knowledge and skills to educate regional CIOs and IT managers about the need to transition from legacy backup solutions to high availability data centre solutions like the Veeam Availability Suite, in order to make the most of their investments in virtualisation and become always-on, always-available operations.”

Veeam will co-host the first event in Q1’ 2017 in the UAE with its distributor Aptec – an Ingram Micro Company, and will then extend the concept to other regional distributors. The intended frequency will be one Partner Academy workshop per distributor every quarter. The theme and topics for each event will be decided by its local systems engineer according to the business needs of the region and will feature deep-dive technical concepts and focus on the company’s solutions. The workshops will be open to all of the company’s channel partners to attend, irrespective of what tier they belong to.

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