Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2016

VeeamON Tour Africa oversubscribed

Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam image -Gift Ndolwane

Claude Schuck,
Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam image -Gift Ndolwane

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – VEEAM Software has held an oversubscribed African leg of its VeeamON Tour global conference, underlining the continent’s positive response to its offerings.

The recently-concluded event held in Johannesburg, South Africa provided over 360 delegates with insights on the latest research to help them make the most of their IT investments in server virtualisation and storage in the cloud.

It catered for the company’s markets such as Angola, Kenya and the host country among others.

“This annual event focuses on addressing the challenges of availability in the modern enterprise. This year was no different. With insights from several top global Veeam executives, delegates had the opportunity to engage and share experiences around the impact that the shift towards the always on enterprise has had on their business,” says Claude Schuck,
Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam.

Veeam’s Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy and chief  evangelist; and Gregg Petersen, regional director for the Middle East,  Africa, and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation, led discussions around Availability and the impact it is having on business continuity and disaster recovery.

Respected South African independent trends analyst, Dion Chang, provided the keynote speech in which he discussed the ripple effect that  game-changing technologies have on business and how companies manage the disruption and alter business models to ensure that they do not become obsolete.

“Every company in the world has become a software-driven organisation.They rely on data and applications for all aspects of their business with  uptime being essential to the livelihood of the enterprise. This means  that availability has become a global challenge.

According to the 2016 Veeam Availability Report, the average hourly cost of downtime worldwide is $80 000,” said Petersen.

Hazelman is positive of the company’s prospects.

“This is an exciting time for enterprises but one in which they need to keep continued business operations and the availability of data in mind. Without having 24.7.365 access to mission-critical data, the relevance of the organisation is bought into question,” he concludes.

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