Aussie backup specialist Probax snatches global Veeam award

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Aussie backup specialist Probax snatches global Veeam award

Veeam Software has awarded Perth-headquartered backup and data recovery specialist Probax with a global innovation award during its partner conference in Chicago.

The awards recognise Veeam partners that have put the vendor's availability platform to work to deliver unique, enterprise-grade solutions that deliver outcomes for businesses around the world.

Probax was awarded for an automated virtual tape library and archive-as-a-service solution it developed called the Probax Honeycomb VTL, which offers automatic archiving of grandfather-father-son restore points (a backup rotation scheme intended for long-term archiving) and protects backups through isolation security.

“It's archive-as-a-service that's air-gapped to protect from malicious ransomware and insider attacks and provide industry compliance,” Probax founder and chief technology officer Kevin Allan told CRN.

“It's done outside of Veeam so the Veeam client can't see the archived restore points which stops people with access from the local side from being able to delete these points inside of a set expiry time.

"We are incredibly honoured to be receiving an innovation award from a company who itself continues to be the leading innovator for data protection and availability.”

Probax has in recent years enjoyed a growth spurt that has seen Allan open an office in the US, where he is now based. The company works with system integrators and managed service providers across Australia.

The company claimed its award on a global stage at VeeamOn 2018 in Chicago, and was joined by three other recipients of the award, all which hail from the US: SIS, iland and Merrimac Solutions.

“It is so humbling to see an Australian based partner being recognised on the global stage,” Veeam senior vice president for Asia-Pacific and Japan Shaun McLagan said.  

“It is testament to how our partners are providing leading-edge solutions, innovated to meet the hyper-availability requirements of enterprises today.”
Danny Allan, Veeam's global vice president of product strategy, said it was exciting to see innovation and creative thinking being used to deliver solid business outcomes.
“These organisations have unlocked incremental business value and agility by accelerating innovation, improving operational efficiencies, and helping them manage the hyper-criticality, sprawl and growth of data at massive scale,” he said.

Probax's Allan, who founded the company in 2008, stepped aside as chief executive in August last year, hiring Sam Meegahage into the position.

Pictured above: Veeam ANZ vice president Gary Mitchell, Probax's Kevin Allan and Sam Meegahage and Veeam Asia-Pacific and Japan senior vice president Shaun McLagan

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