"We get tighter control and cleaner processes," he said. "And we know that, as NetApp and Veeam come out with new releases, they'll be in sync and will do the testing to make sure there are no issues."
Hazelman said the new relationship with NetApp was focused on the technology, and did not include any reseller arrangements, which means Veeam Backup and Replication will continue to be sold through Veeam's solution providers. Veeam currently has roughly 23,000 solution providers, but he did not know how many of them also partner with NetApp.
Hazelman also declined to provide specifics about other expected features of Veeam Backup and Replication Version 8. However, he did say the company is expanding the technology with additional features for its MSP partners.
PUBLISHED APRIL 7, 2014