LAS VEGAS – Privately owned Veeam announced at its flagship annual conference in Las Vegas on October 25-29 an annual increase in global customers of 24 percent, from 135,000 to 168,000.Veeam also informed The Jerusalem Post that its customer growth in Israel jumped 30% between 2014 and 2015 to date.This week’s announcements also included an increase in quarterly revenue by 17% in comparison to the third quarter of 2014, with annual revenue in 2014 having been at $389 million (2015 revenue numbers will not be announced until the end of the year).Veeam positions itself as a data-center availability vendor and helps users manage virtualization, cloud, storage and disaster-recovery technologies. It does not provide its own independent cloud platform, but rather partners with cloud providers to substantially increase their efficiencies and usability.In Israel, Veeam has more than 1,500 customers, including AIG, the Jewish Agency, the Finance Ministry, Tehila – Mimshal Zamin, Bank Discount, Altshuler Shaham Group and Clalit Health Services.Veeam’s Israel office is led by Vered Liberman. It works with the public sector through local partners such as Harel and Dorcom. The public sector constitutes 30% of its business.Director of IT Technologies at Israel’s e-Gov Shay Nachmany, at a Tel Aviv conference in September, credited Veeam with helping the government sidestep the impact of cyber attacks and with generally making the government far more versatile and available in its use and preservation of data. Part of the conference was also directed toward more fully unveiling Veeam’s top product, Availability Suite Version 9.New features to Version 9 include a Stand Alone Counsel. It can allow a single information-technology administrator to perform actions from one console for 10 separate data-center locations, which before would have required administrators to assist from each location.Besides obvious inefficiencies with the need for more people, the large number of administrators involved in the past caused confusion by requiring that they be logged off to allow others to perform their work.Other highlights of Veeam’s quarterly announcements include an 86% yearover- year revenue growth specifically for the Veeam Availability Suite Enterprise Plus edition and an increase of 73% in the number of transactions year-overyear relating to the Veeam Cloud provider program.