Despite shifts like that, though, partners should mostly expect continuity from Veeam going forward, according to Rooney. “One of the things that Veeam gets a ton of credit for from our partner community is our consistency, in that we don’t swing heavy one way or the other in any given year,” he says.
In particular, Rooney emphasizes, Insight has no intention of meddling with Veeam’s channel-only sales model. “They feel like that’s a big differentiator for us amongst our competition.”
The appointment of Bill Largent as CEO is a further sign that Veeam isn’t planning radical changes any time soon, according to vice president of Americas cloud Matt Kalmenson. Largent, he notes, worked closely with company co-founders Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov in his prior role as executive vice president of operations, and shares their vision for the company.
“Bill’s stepping into the CEO role is really just a continuation of some of the great leadership that we’ve had over many, many years,” Kalmenson says.
Presentations at VeeamON, which took place online instead of in Las Vegas as originally planned due to the coronavirus, outlined some of the product launches coming to the channel this year and beyond.