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Decoding Veeam accreditations, what they mean and why they are important.

A blog by Kurt Kiefer, CRO of virtualDCS.

Veeam technology is the engine of our CloudCover suite and our relationship with Veeam is the fuel to providing our partners and their customers with state-of-the-art data protection solutions.

After the major announcement of virtualDCS winning a Veeam Innovation Award (the first UK partner to ever achieve this!), I thought it was a good time to reflect on what our Veeam accreditations mean to us, and the tangible benefits our partners and customers receive from them.

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The Veeam Platinum VCSP status

Veeam is #1 worldwide in Data Recovery and Protection, and to work with its partners effectively it categorises them into tiers. virtualDCS is proud to be a Platinum Partner Ready Veeam Cloud Service Provider (VCSP), which is an elite tier, and the highest available within Veeam’s partner program.

A Veeam Cloud and Service Provider that reaches a Platinum level must excel in the ‘three Cs’, which are:

  • Certifications (staff understanding of products) – Veeam VCSPs must have proven expertise in Veeam products and services, with the right certifications to back it up. Our team includes Veeam Sales professionals, Veeam technical sales professionals, Veeam-certified Engineers, and Veeam-certified Architects.
  • Competencies– Platinum Reseller-ready VCSPs require expertise, known as badges, across specific areas of the Veeam portfolio.
  • Commercials (or volume of business transacted)

The above means that Veeam Platinum VCSPs have the knowledge to assist with your disaster recovery planning and to provide you with the best practices, technologies, and advice on how to keep your data safe in the event of a disaster.

All Veeam platinum partners are not equal

Veeam Platinum partners should offer a wide range of solutions, from backup and recovery to disaster recovery, designed to meet the needs of businesses of all shapes, locations, and sizes.

When you work with a Veeam Platinum VCSP, you can be confident that you are working with a provider who truly understands Veeam and can help you get the most out of your investment. Yet, even within the elite tier of Platinum, not all Platinum VCSPs are equal. 

Some organisations may offer alternative products that dilute their expertise or even have customer-facing staff that have no experience with Veeam. They may even be very experienced in one area of Veeam and have no dedicated skills in others.

At virtualDCS, as Veeam is at the centre of the CloudCover service range, our entire organisation has a full understanding and grasp of Veeam’s capabilities and even enhances these with the aid of Veeam’s powerful APIs.

One clear way to identify if a Veeam Platinum partner is well-versed in the service areas you require is through their ‘reseller ready accreditations’.

Veeam ‘Reseller ready’ competencies

In 2021, Veeam announced ‘reseller ready’ VCSP competencies, which are designed to act as a seal of approval and recognise partners offering best-in-class Veeam-powered services. Leading the way once more, virtualDCS was the first UK-based Veeam Cloud Service provider to achieve all competencies available.

To be awarded these badges, virtualDCS had to complete a full commercial and technical audit led by Veeam itself, assessing not only the technical and platform capabilities across the CloudCover suite but also the support levels offered to our partner base.

virtualDCS passed the audits with flying colours and holds ‘Veeam reseller ready’ status across its full portfolio of services, spanning Backup as a Service (BaaS or Veeam Cloud Connect Backup), Veeam Backup for Office 365 (CloudCover 365), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS or Veeam Cloud Connect Backup) and CloudCover Local Backup.

Why is partnering with a reseller ready Veeam provider important?

It is a simple and straightforward way to identify a partner that has the skills in the area you need help with, not only from a technical viewpoint but also regarding the complete partner program that they offer.

Keeping in mind that they may not necessarily be qualified for all Veeam products, those who provide Cloud Services should have had their platforms vetted to ensure that they are suitable to not only keep your data safe but that their multi-tenanted platforms also keep it private.

virtualDCS is proud to not only offer industry-leading Veeam-based services but also comprehensive sales and marketing tools to support its partners utilising Veeam services. If you’d like to find out more, we’re more than happy to speak to you about the benefits of partnering with virtualDCS.

Economies of Scale and data sovereignty

Utilising multi-tenanted platforms through a Veeam Service Provider offers the additional benefits of economy of scale, as well as having the ability for environments to be spun up in a matter of minutes – as opposed to the alternative of on-premise deployments that require bespoke architecture, as well as hardware, Rack space and network ports, with these all needing to be monitored and managed.

Some VCSPs, are also experienced with data sovereignty requirements and can spin their architecture up in locations around the world, depending on a customer’s need. This means that you can have your data stored in a location that complies with local laws and regulations.

By partnering with a Veeam Platinum VCSP like virtualDCS, you can take advantage of their expertise and services to ensure that your business is protected against any potential disaster or business interruption.

virtualDCS wins 2023 Veeam Innovation award

These above certifications and our dedication to Veeam technology have led to the recent announcementPicture2 that virtualDCS has been awarded the prestigious ‘Veeam Innovation Award’. This award is reserved for those showcasing the highest levels of innovation and outcomes using Veeam technologies.

Receiving this accolade from Veeam is a recognition and a cumulation of the hard work and the strong relationship between virtualDCS and the UK Veeam team.

For us, our Platinum status reflects our sales and marketing team, the volume, and the trust that our partners and their customers place in our solutions.

Our reseller-ready badges represent our technical team, our skills, and our qualifications.

The VIA award represents the future and our goal to continually innovate.

For more information on our service range, our awards and accreditations or even how to resell Veeam solutions, contact the team.

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