Veeam Software has announced the general availability of the latest version of the company’s fastest growing Software as a Service (SaaS) product — Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6.
“Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 reported 73% growth YoY, with 8.5 million users relying on Veeam to protect their Microsoft 365 data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams,” said Danny Allan, CTO and SVP of Product Strategy at Veeam. “Within all SaaS platforms, including Microsoft 365, the organisation owns and controls their own data, and it’s the organisation’s responsibility to protect it. The growth and momentum of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is an indication that more organisations are realising the importance of managing and securing their data, and consistently trust Veeam with critical business assets.”
50% of backup and SaaS admins list accidental deletions as their top motivator for protecting Microsoft 365, citing the time spent restoring user data as a pain point due to frequent accidental deletions.
Now with over 300 million commercial paid seats, Microsoft 365 data is being generated at a rapid rate, and organisations are holding onto more data as retention policies evolve. This has created a need for organisations to leverage low-cost object storage as they retain growing electronic intellectual properties.
To meet this demand, Veeam has added backup copy to Amazon S3 Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive and Azure Archive for a secondary copy on low-cost, long-term object storage with options for various retention periods.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is designed for IT departments that use Microsoft 365, as well as Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners.
“Organisations are adopting a SaaS-first strategy, and with high usage and demand, the business-critical data in these environments is growing rapidly. This requires organisations to ensure their backup strategies extend to these new environments to protect, govern and manage SaaS data. Veeam is continuously evolving to meet customers’ modern data protection needs. The features in v6 such as the self-service restore portal and cloud backup copy options for long-term retention can further boost customers’ data resilience and mitigate their SaaS data risks.” – Archana Venkatraman, Associate Research Director, Cloud Data Management, IDC Europe.
“Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 is the best gift for us as we are getting long-awaited functionality with the self-service portal. This feature is going to save us plenty of valuable time which can be spent on innovative projects. New backup copy to Azure Archive and AWS S3 Glacier will make the 3-2-1-1-0 rule so easy to achieve – there is no more excuse not to protect your data according to best practices.” – Aleh Sadaunichy, Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Staples Solutions.
“In addition to protecting Microsoft 365 data, we wanted to modernise and consolidate data protection for every IT system as we moved from an analog world to a digital world. We chose Microsoft 365 because it’s a federally sanctioned system, and we chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 because we felt it’s the best and only choice for data protection. We appreciate that Veeam works hand-in-hand with Microsoft to make sure their shared customers have a fully integrated solution that protects the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.” – Mac Avancena, Chief Information Technology Officer, Kern County.
“We’re so impressed with Veeam Backup & Replication that we’re deploying Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 as well. We don’t want to lose access and control of historical data as we transition to Microsoft 365, and we want flexibility to restore mailboxes on-premises from Microsoft’s cloud.” – Jean-Michel Blanc, Group Head of IT Infrastructure, Loomis.
“Microsoft Teams has become a key application for Swietelsky during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our employees can work on projects in more than 20 different teams at the same time. With Veeam, we reliably protect all content that is created with Microsoft Teams from risks and data loss.” – Gunter Natschläger, IT Manager, Backup & Virtualisation, Swietelsky AG.