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Object First Unveils Enhanced Partner Program to Support Growing Demand for Immutable Backups

POSTED ON: May 14th 2024

New rewards and tools help partners to drive revenue growth, improve customer satisfaction, and reach new customers with the best storage for Veeam

BEVERLY, Mass – May 14, 2024 – Object First, the developer of Ootbi (Out-of-the-Box-Immutability), the ransomware-proof backup storage appliance purpose-built for Veeam® Software, today announced enhancements to its Partner Program to offer new rewards and tools that deliver shared value for partners, customers, and the company. These updates aim to enhance revenue streams, increase customer satisfaction, and fortify enterprise backup security through the implementation of Ootbi, a secure, simple, and powerful backup storage solution for Veeam’s 450,000 customers.

Ransomware threats are increasing, and Veeam reports that 93% of attacks explicitly target backups. Built on a 100% channel model, Object First created its Partner Program to help resellers meet the rising demand for a backup storage solution for Veeam that is immutable out-of-the-box and doesn’t require security expertise. Over the past year, Object First expanded into LATAM and EMEA markets and achieved over 200% bookings growth. To support its rapid expansion, Object First is expanding its Partner Program offerings to deliver new benefits that enable partners to thrive in a fast-growing market.

Marketing Development Funds (MDF)

Marketing Development Funds are now available for partners within Object First’s Gold and Platinum tiers who wish to co-invest with Object First and generate opportunities among their Veeam customers and prospects. These resources empower partners to enhance their sales and marketing efforts, creating shared visibility through a range of funded initiatives like events, webinars, advertising, and more.

Partner Rewards

Committed to supporting and rewarding valued partners, Object First has launched Partner Rewards, now available across all Partner Program tiers. Partners earn points through enablement and sales activities, such as education trainings, demos, and deal registrations. 

“As a 100% channel company, we believe in the power of partnership. We’re fully devoted to giving our partners the support and resources they need to succeed,” said David Bennett, CEO, Object First. “We empower them through sales and technical enablement, marketing investment, and our top-notch immutable backup storage solution tailored for Veeam customers. We’re excited to continue innovating our Partner Program to create lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.”

In addition to Partner Rewards and MDF, Object First continues to offer other incentives to further reward success and drive even greater profitability, including:  

  • Standard Discounts: A discount percentage is available to each level of the Partner Program providing an advantage to resellers who choose to invest with Object First to grow their business.
  • Deal Registration Program: Partners are compensated with additional discounts for identifying and referring potential customers. This program is designed to provide additional margin protection and profitability for partners and reward driving customer relationships. 

 “Organizations depend on Veeam to keep their data safe from any ransomware or cyber-attack,” said Larissa Crandall, Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances at Veeam. “By pairing Veeam Data Platform with Object First’s Ootbi, partners can help ensure businesses, regardless of size, can make their data immutable and guarantee recovery from growing ransomware attacks on backups.”

“In today’s rising threat landscape, IT leaders are quickly discovering that Object First’s immutable backup storage and its seamless Veeam integration is the real deal to ransomware-proof their organizations’ data,” said Scott Lillis, President & CEO at The Lillis Technology Group. “The introduction of Partner Rewards and MDF not only demonstrates Object First's commitment to supporting its partners but also provides us with the tools and resources needed to better serve our customers and drive growth in this critical market."

To learn more about Object First’s Partner Program, please visit objectfirst.com/partners and follow the company on LinkedIn and Instagram.  

About Object First  

Ransomware-proof and immutable out-of-the-box, Ootbi by Object First delivers secure, simple, and powerful backup storage for Veeam® customers. The appliance can be racked, stacked, and powered in 15-minutes. Ootbi is built on immutable object storage technology designed and optimized for unbeatable backup and recovery performance. Eliminate the need to sacrifice performance and simplicity to meet budget constraints with Ootbi by Object First.  

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