Avnet Services, part of distributor Avnet Technology Solutions is now an official Veeam Authorized Education Centre (VMAEC). Through this collaboration with Veeam Software and its backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, Avnet will roll out a VMAEC training program across the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and Spain from January 2014.
The VMAEC program is designed to deliver the technical courses required for partners, customers and resellers to achieve the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification. The VMCE course is a technical deep-dive, with hands-on exercises, to provide IT professionals with extensive knowledge of Veeam solutions covering areas including configuration, features, functionality and deployment. The VMCE certification provides recognition of an individual’s expertise in virtualization, backup, recovery and replication solutions from Veeam.
René Albert, director of education solutions for Avnet Services, EMEA, commented, “This partnership with Veeam Software extends our education portfolio at a time when the virtualisation market is growing at a significant rate. This allows our reseller partners across EMEA to gather the right knowledge to successfully seek opportunities and engage in this important IT growth market.”
Daniel Fried, managing director, EMEA, at Veeam said, “We believe that these new Veeam training and certification programs will create a more empowered and enabled channel and end-user ecosystem to leverage growing demand for modern data protection – built for virtualisation.