SOURCE: Lifeboat Distribution

December 06, 2007 13:46 ET

Lifeboat to Distribute Veeam Software's Virtualization Systems Management Suite

Extends Virtualization World View Ecosystem of Software Products, Expanding Business Opportunity for Worldwide Virtualization Solution Provider Network

SHREWSBURY, NJ--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) - Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced an agreement with Veeam Software, a provider of systems management tools for VMware ESX Server environments. Under the agreement, resellers and consultants in Lifeboat's worldwide partner network will be able to easily license the innovative Veeam management suite.

"We're very pleased to be able to offer Veeam's systems management solutions to our worldwide solution provider network," said Dan Jamieson, Lifeboat vice president and general manager. "They are an exciting addition to the Lifeboat Distribution Virtualization World View ecosystem, providing our resellers with compelling business opportunity and solutions that address real world challenges that their end-user customers face on a day-to-day basis."

"We are really excited about working with the Lifeboat team and supporting their partners," said Rick Hoffman, Veeam vice president, worldwide channels and alliances. "This agreement clearly demonstrates our commitment to the channel-centric sales model. Our tools simplify the management of ESX environments and Lifeboat's distribution network will make it easier for customers and partners alike to do business with Veeam."

Lifeboat's Virtualization World View software ecosystem addresses customer needs for software development and test, server and workstation administration, security, storage management, performance monitoring and management, and business continuity and disaster recovery. The Lifeboat Virtualization World View currently includes industry-leading products from VMware, Acronis, Blue Lane, DataCore, PHD Technologies, Platespin, StorageCraft, SyAM, Thinstall, ToutVirtual, Veeam, Virtugo, and Vizioncore.

About Veeam Software

Veeam Software, a VMware Technology Alliance Partner best known for its FastSCP product, provides practical, innovative solutions for managing virtual server environments. Veeam Software was founded in March 2006 by Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, the founders of Aelita Software. Today the company is well on its way to becoming a leader, offering products including Veeam Reporter, an automated way to discover and document VMware virtual server environments; Veeam Configurator, a simple way to configure and provision ESX servers; and Veeam Monitor, for a bird's-eye view of key performance metrics across the entire VMware infrastructure. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting

About Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit, or call +1.800.847.7078 or +1.732.389.0037.

Lifeboat is a registered trademark of Lifeboat Distribution in the US and other countries.

The statements in this release concerning the Company's future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include the continued acceptance of the Company's distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, and contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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