Silicon Sky becomes the first Gold Veeam Cloud Service Provider partner in Middle East and Africa

Johannesburg, 6 September 2017 — Silicon Sky, an IT infrastructure service provider, has recently achieved Gold Status as a Veeam Cloud Service Provider Partner. Veeam, is the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for Always – On Enterprise, and has seen rapid growth across the region in the enterprise and cloud segments. Silicon Sky is the first Veeam partner in Middle East and Africa to achieve this status.

Veeam is a strategic partner of Silicon Sky for data protection solutions and services. Silicon Sky uses Veeam software to provide offsite backup and replication from on premises data centres as well as backup and replication within the Silicon Sky Managed Cloud.

Veeam Cloud Connect allows for existing Veeam customers with on premises data centres to backup their servers to the Silicon Sky Cloud Storage Platform over public or private networks. Backup retentions and policies are managed through the customers on premises Veeam Console while storing data in the Silicon Sky Cloud Storage Platform. The Silicon Sky Cloud Storage Platform provides an affordable alternative to on premises tape or disk storage, with the ability to scale capacity up or down when needed.

Silicon Sky’s infrastructure-as-a-service offerings are also supplemented with Veeam. Hosted virtual servers or cloud servers are backed up to the Silicon Sky Cloud Backup platform within the Silicon Sky Cloud using Veeam. Silicon Sky now also offers the ability to backup hosted physical servers through to the Silicon Sky Cloud Backup Platform. Silicon Sky hosts in three data centres across South Africa and customers have the ability to choose their backup or replication target within these data centres with customised retention periods.

Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, Middle East and SAARC, Veeam added: “As a Gold VCSP partner, Silicon Sky has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of Veeam products, and we are confident in their ability to deliver Veeam–powered Availability solutions to enable their customers to meet the demands of an Always – On Enterprise.”