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Veeam Layoffs: What Happened & Why?

In January 2024, data protection company Veeam, with over 450,000 customers and a leading market share, laid off around 300 employees despite experiencing its best year in terms of growth and profitability in 2023. This followed a previous round of layoffs in March the year before. In this article, we'll discuss what happened, why it occurred, and the potential future impact on the company and the industry.

Why did Veeam have layoffs?

According to Veeam's chief operating officer, Matthew Bishop, the decision to lay off around 300 employees was part of an organizational restructure. During annual planning, the company identified priority investment areas that reflect the evolving business landscape and market needs. As a result, Veeam is increasing its workforce in certain areas, transitioning roles to new teams, and phasing out some positions. The company's focus is on assisting impacted employees in finding new career opportunities.

Veeam's initiative to adjust its workforce is driven by a need to better align resources with its strategic objectives and market conditions, not necessarily by external economic or industry-wide pressures.

Financial Impact and Future Directions

Veeam's best year in terms of market share, growth, and profitability in 2023 suggests a strong financial position. The company's strategic shifts include prioritizing investment areas, ramping up hiring in some areas, transitioning roles to new teams, and retiring other roles. Veeam is also expanding into SaaS application protection through a deal with Cirrus for Microsoft 365 and Azure, and investing in startup Alcion. These moves indicate an intention to adapt to market changes and position the company for future success.

Impact on Industry

VVeeam's expansion and strategic realignment suggest a strengthening impact on the data protection and SaaS sectors. The organization’s restructuring, including the layoffs, is part of a larger strategy to optimize operations and respond effectively to industry demands.


Veeam's layoffs of around 300 employees were part of an organizational restructure to align with evolving business strategy and market conditions. Despite a strong financial position in 2023, the company is adapting to market changes, expanding into SaaS application protection, and investing in startups. The broader market may see a positive influence from Veeam's growth.