Insight Acquires Veeam Software

Insight Partners announced earlier this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veeam Software, one of the leaders in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management.

Under the ownership of Insight Partners, Veeam will become a U.S. company, with a U.S.-based leadership team, while continuing its global expansion from offices in 30 countries and with customers in over 160 countries.

Following an investment from Insight Partners at the beginning of 2019, the acquisition, which is expected to be closed in Q1 2020, will enable Veeam to accelerate its Act II (Veeam’s evolution into Hybrid Cloud), help the company expand into new markets and continue its growth trajectory whilst growing its share of the U.S. market

Veeam have reassured all partners that there will be no change in day to day operations and they are still 100% committed to those like TruStack.

Bill Largent, CEO, Veaam said ‘It’s business as usual, only now we will have a greater opportunity to ensure we continue to innovate and deliver the solutions and support you have come to expect from everyone at Veeam.’

TruStack Technical Pre-Sales Consultant, Ian Sanderson said ‘It’s quite interesting the takeover by Insight. Veeam being a Russian company meant they were locked out from a lot of US accounts due to their heritage. However, the buyout means that 2 of the Directors have stepped down and are being replaced with a new American board of Directors which will now enable them to get into certain accounts they couldn’t get into previously.

Veeam as we mentioned have communicated to the channel that it is business as normal, and we fully believe this.

However, what is interesting is that unlike other buyouts that we have seen, Insight are continuously investing money in Veeam and their products which can only be beneficial for both IT providers like TruStack, and end-users.’

Any questions, TruStack are happy to answer.

Extended Security Updates for Windows 7

As you will already know, Microsoft has now ended ongoing support for Windows 7, but many businesses are still running with this now outdated operating system.

For some, critical apps and legacy systems make updating Windows 7 near impossible. For others, budgets and planning have hampered migration before the 14th January 2020 End-of-Support deadline arrived.

You may have joined us on the webinar back in September when Ian Sanderson, Technical Pre-Sales Consultant ran through what considerations and options you had before the deadline in January.

These included recommendations such as Virtual Patching until the time was right to upgrade.
However, if you’re facing the prospect of continuing with Windows 7 without traditional support, Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) are here.

It is important to note that Windows 7 ESU includes security updates for critical and important issues only as defined by Microsoft Security Response Centre (MSRC) for a maximum of three years after January 14, 2020. There will not be an ESU offering or an extension of support for Office 2010.

Paid for on a per device basis, these updates are available to Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate and Education license holders.

Not only will you have the reassurance of continuing with supported devices, you’ll also give yourself the freedom to make the switch to Windows 10 at the right moment for you. We can of course help with this when the time is right.

For more information on End-of-Support you can watch the on-demand version of our webinar here, or read about it here.

ESU is only available until January 2023.

SD WAN in 4 Minutes…

Struggling to get your head around SD WAN? Don’t quite understand what benefits it can give to you and your business?

Why not watch our explainer video with Senior Network Consultant, Ross Phillips who will break it down into what you need to know.

Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2020

The year 2020 has seen a transition to a new decade. So has cybersecurity. Gone are the days of networks isolated behind a company firewall and a limited stack of enterprise applications.

The Trend Micro security predictions for 2020 reflect experts opinions and insights on current and emerging threats and technologies. The report paints a picture of a possible future landscape driven by technological advances and evolved threats to enable enterprises to make informed decisions on their cybersecurity posture in 2020 and beyond. The future looks complex, exposed, and misconfigured — but it is also defensible.

Download the PDF below to get an insight into cybersecurity 2020.

Trend Micro Security Predictions 2020