Veeam Reaches 400,000 Customers as Data Backup Leader Enables Enterprises to Protect, Manage and Unleash Their Data

Veeam embraces new Kubernetes technologies with latest acquisition, reports significant growth in subscription products, and continues market-leading growth

Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced another quarter of double-digit growth with an annual recurring revenue (ARR) increase of 21 percent year-over-year (YoY) for Q3’20. Now with 400,000+ customers worldwide, Veeam is fueling its growth by continuing to take share in the core datacenter backup and recovery market while also embracing new solutions to support organizations’ cloud data protection needs. Veeam’s fastest growing product, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, continues incredibly strong growth with 85 percent YoY product growth. Further proof of Veeam’s growth trajectory was displayed in the most recent IDC Semi-Annual Software Tracker for Data Replication & Protection 1H’20[1] which ranked Veeam as No.1 in market share by revenue in EMEA and delivering the fastest revenue growth year-over-year in 1H’20, among the top 5 vendors, other vendors, and overall market average.

“We understand that, besides people, data is the most important asset for businesses, and empowering our customers to protect it is our mission,” said Bill Largent, CEO at Veeam. “Cloud, Cyber Security and Modern Data Protection are the three pillars that form the foundation driving Digital Transformation (DX) and enable organizations to unleash the power of their data to deliver a rich customer experience. Veeam continues to innovate and stay one step ahead – whether it’s cloud or Kubernetes. Our latest acquisition of Kasten is a testament to that. Our last quarter was very strong, and we’re looking forward to a great finish in 2020 as we continue to announce new solutions that will continue to meet the needs of our customers.”

“The continued results from IDC data illustrates Veeam’s strength in EMEA as we continue to be No. 1 in market share by revenue,” said Daniel Fried, General Manager (GM) and Senior Vice President (SVP), EMEA and Worldwide Channels at Veeam. “This also confirms our position as the fastest-growing business in this category in terms of revenue growth in EMEA. We will continue to consolidate our market leadership across EMEA by radically simplifying Cloud Data Management for enterprises, providing world-class technical solutions, skills and expertise to our partners and supporting customers’ business transformation to future-ready architectures.”

With the acquisition of Kasten, the market leader for Kubernetes Backup and Disaster Recovery, Veeam is working to integrate Kasten into its market-leading Cloud Data Management platform for modern data protection and radically simplify data management for enterprises. With Kasten’s K10 Data Management Platform, Veeam is now able to offer enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for Kubernetes Backup and application mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity.

Veeam recognizes the strategic importance of supporting this environment for our customers, the increasing importance of providing modern data management that is deeply integrated into Kubernetes, and the growth of DevOps to improve quality, increase scalability, and accelerate application delivery while reducing daily management.

“We are in a strong leadership position for virtualized and cloud environments,” said Largent. “And, as we move into our ‘Act II,’ a focus on cloud and containers, I am excited about the future and what we are bringing to our customers and partners to continue to help them protect and reuse their data to gain competitive advantage. Veeam will continue to strengthen an already powerful team with new talent and continued employee promotion from within.” 


[1] Source: IDC, Semi-Annual Software Tracker, 2020H1; Note: EMEA Data

SonicWall Expands Boundless Cybersecurity with New High-Performance, Low-TCO Firewalls

SonicWall today announced the expansion of its Capture Cloud Platform with the addition of the high-performance NSa 2700 firewall and three new cost-effective TZ firewall options. The company also debuted SonicWall Cloud Edge Secure Access that delivers easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use zero-trust security for organizations operating in a modern work-from-anywhere model.


“As emerging technologies mature, it’s imperative that companies make the necessary investments to ensure they are prepared for what is to come while making it seamless to the operation of their organizations,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “As remote users require more and more devices, the reliance upon IoT continues to rise and extended distributed networks are challenged with evolving security and connectivity measures, we look to provide tailored options to address growing needs.”

Multi-gigabit threat protection, SonicOS 7.0 arrive on NSa line

The new SonicWall NSa 2700 expands multi-gigabit threat performance to enterprises, MSSPs, government agencies, as well as key retail, healthcare and hospitality verticals. It’s also the company’s first mid-level appliance on the new SonicOS 7.0 platform, delivering a modern UX/UI, device views, advanced security control, plus critical networking and management capabilities.

Like the rest of SonicWall’s newest generation of firewall appliances, the NSa 2700 is ready to be managed by SonicWall’s cloud-native Network Security Manager (NSM), giving organizations a single, easy-to-use cloud interface for streamlined management, analytics and reporting.

SonicWall’s new ZTNA offering protects work-from-anywhere environments

Leading a robust Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering, SonicWall also debutws its new zero-trust network access (ZTNA) solution. SonicWall Cloud Edge Secure Access enables organizations to control and protect network access to both managed and unmanaged devices based on identity, location and device parameters. The cloud-native solution provides a fast and safe authenticated on-ramp to any cloud and on-premise network using authorize-first, connect-later zero-trust model.

Cloud Edge Secure Access is easy to set up and easy to scale. An IT administrator can configure the zero-trust security solution in as little as 15 minutes; end-users can self-install the client application in just five minutes.

SonicWall Cloud Edge Secure Access joins SonicWall Secure Mobile Access and SSL-VPN technology in providing remote security that meets security standards established prior to responses made prior to ‘the new business normal’ set in motion in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

New low-end TZ firewalls give more options for SD-Branch deployments

To secure increasingly relied upon SD-Branch solutions, SonicWall is adding more security choices for SMBs with new cost-effective TZ firewall options. The new TZ270, TZ370 and TZ470 were especially designed for mid-sized organizations and distributed enterprises with SD-WAN locations. 5G- and LTE-ready, the full line of TZ firewalls comes with a convenient USB 3.0 port to quickly and reliably add 5G connectivity.

“The performance of the new TZ firewall is a tremendous increase, which is necessary for DPI-SSL inspection,” said Data-Sec Senior IT Security Solutions Architect Daniel Franz. “It has awesome security features like Capture ATP and unified endpoint integration.”

SonicWall also updated key products with new enterprise and MSSP capabilities. Network Security Manager (NSM) 2.1 adds various options for NSM on-premises deployments to help SOCs run with greater ease and control. SonicWall Capture Client 3.5 endpoint protection helps organizations manage multiple tenants, translating to lower operational costs and faster response times.

Superyacht Majesty 122 Sky lounge Launched

Gulf Craft launches the third Majesty 122 featuring an enclosed sky-lounge, a first in the series

The third 37m Majesty 122 Sky lounge was launched by the Emirates’ yacht builder Gulf Craft in a private ceremony attended by the owners and company officials. The Majesty 122, named Happy Days, is the first of the series to feature a fully enclosed luxurious sky-lounge. This raised pilot house (RPH) series will now be available in both Sport and Sky-lounge layouts.

Her timeless exterior profile flows seamless with her opulent interior design creating harmonious views to the surrounding. Onboard, motor yacht Happy Days accommodates 10 guests over 5 spacious staterooms with the owner’s suite located forward of the main deck. 4 guest staterooms are conveniently positioned in the lower deck. 4 crew cabins sleep up to 7 crew members split between aft and bow for further conveniency of the crew members.

The owner, who has previously owned two Majesty Yachts, says: “Gulf Craft’s pedigree and build-quality have been the driving reason for my return. When I’m with Gulf Craft, I’m in good hands from all aspects of yachting. Working with their interior design studio was an enjoyable experience as we built my yacht’s interior. I look forward to more Happy Days onboard, as it feels like home to me.”

Built using advanced composites, the amenities onboard the Majesty 122 fully equipped bar located on the sun deck. The superyacht has also won multiple awards since its inauguration including the Quality and Value award at the World Superyacht Awards in 2016 and the Best Asia Built Yacht at the Asia Pacific Boating Awards in 2015.

This Majesty 122 Sky lounge is powered by twin MAN V12 1900 engines each deploying 1,900 horsepower.

Continuous demand for onboard connectivity

AMAC Aerospace is pleased to announce that a wide-body aircraft of an esteemed client has recently entered AMAC’s facility. The technicians of AMAC will install an onboard connectivity system on the aircraft. In addition, a Boeing BBJ737 will be equipped with a Ka-band antenna and will undergo a due maintenance. 

AMAC Aerospace recently opened its hangar doors for a wide-body aircraft of an esteemed client in Basel, Switzerland. AMAC’s Boeing team will install a Gogo 2Ku Inflight System on the aircraft. The connectivity solution from Gogo delivers more bandwidth with significantly more high-speed internet in the entire cabin and superior performance connectivity in the sky. The system comprises two antennas, one for the forward link, which transmits data to the aircraft, and another antenna for the return link, which receives the data. 

“We realize that a perfect onboard connectivity is very important for our customers. With our existing STC capabilities, we are happy to offer our customers an incomparable and high-speed internet experience on their aircraft”, said Eric Hoegen, Director Completion Sales & Key Account Management.

AMAC also welcomed a privately-owned Boeing BBJ737 for a 12-year inspection in mid-October. The so-called D-check is by far the most comprehensive and demanding check for an aircraft – more or less the entire aircraft is taken apart for inspection and overhaul. A second privately-owned Boeing BBJ737 is expected for a due maintenance. The aircraft will be equipped with a Ka-band antenna. Alexis Ott, Director Maintenance Sales & Key Account Management, confirms the continuous demand: “More and more customers want to enjoy the same connectivity on board as they are used to their homes. We are happy to make it happen.”

Two additional new awarded maintenance projects

AMAC was awarded a new maintenance project on an Airbus aircraft. An Airbus ACJ319 recently arrived in Basel to undergo a 4C-check including a detailed inspection of the aircraft structure and a thorough test of the systems. A privately-owned Gulfstream 550 arrived early November for a C-check. 

Air Arabia Group CEO wins Aviation Week’s 2020 Laureate Award

Air Arabia’s Group Chief Executive Officer Adel Al Ali received the 2020 Laureate Award from Aviation Week Network for Air Arabia’s ‘Airline Strategy.’ Aviation Week editors honoured winners of this year’s Grand Laureates – the best of the best in Business Aviation, Commercial Aviation, Defence and Space from around the globe – in a virtual event where winners were announced and interviewed during an online presentation.

The honour from the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defence industries, is for Adel Al Ali’s and his team extraordinary achievement in introducing low-cost air travel to the Middle East and North Africa while building and pioneering a sustainably profitable business model.

Commenting on the recognition, Adel Al Ali said: “This honour is dedicated to everyone at team Air Arabia and showcase how far the company has come since we first introduced low-cost air travel to the region. The recognition further inspires us to bring even more innovative services to our customers while remaining committed to adding exceptional value to their travel needs”.

On Adel Al Ali’s recognition, Aviation Week Network noted that “under his leadership, Air Arabia has grown sustainably and profitably for many years and is now looking at adding new longer-haul markets and placing a large aircraft order to enlarge its footprint.”