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CRN Exclusive: Veeam CEO McKay Details Plans For N2WS Acquisition, Says He's 'Not Worried' About Dell EMC Integrating Data Protection Into VMware

Veeam's Peter McKay tells CRN that its acquisition of N2WS gives his company a big leg up when it comes to cloud-native integration of customers' storage infrastructures with Amazon Web Services.

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With N2WS Acquisition Finalized, Veeam And Peter McKay Look At What's Next

Data protection software developer Veeam's acquisition last week of N2WS and its leading cloud-native Amazon Web Services cloud data protection technology, combined with Veeam's already strong Microsoft Azure and VMware capabilities, gives the company an envious position when it comes to cloud-focused storage.

However, as Veeam continues to grow, it is more and more the target of competing vendors looking to place their bets on moving away from a focus on traditional data protection toward an emphasis on the virtualized and cloud data capabilities that Veeam helped pioneer. That includes Dell EMC's move to integrate data protection with VMware, a move Veeam CEO Peter McKay calls too late and surprising given the importance to VMware of remaining independent.

CRN talked with McKay about the N2WS acquisition and about Veeam's competitive environment. Here's a look at how the company is preparing for the future.

MARK HARANAS contributed to this story.

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