NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 Delivers the Most Advanced Protection Against Cyber Attacks and Outages

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Veeam Software released NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7, the #1 backup and recovery solution for Microsoft 365 including Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams. With over 14 million users protected, the latest version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 strengthens data protection by enabling immutability, delivering advanced monitoring and analytics across the backup infrastructure environment, along with increased control for BaaS (back up as a service) through a deeper integration with Veeam Service Provider Console.

“Microsoft 365 is at the centre of communications for many organisations and protecting that data at the highest level has never been more important,” said Danny Allan, CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “With 78% of organisations protecting Microsoft 365 with either third-party or BaaS, companies recognise the need to protect their critical data and the ability to rapidly recover from inevitable ransomware and cyber-attacks. As Veeam strives to keep businesses running, this latest version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 delivers greater peace of mind and data confidence.”

Highlights of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7, include:

  • Immutable backup copies: Confidence that Microsoft 365 data is protected against ransomware attacks. Immutable copies can be stored on any object storage repository, including Microsoft Azure Blob/Archive, Amazon S3/Glacier and S3-compatible storage with support for S3 Object Lock.
  • Complete visibility: Integration with Veeam ONE and Veeam Data Platform provides advanced monitoring, reporting and alerts for Microsoft 365 backup environments, ensuring reliability of the complete recovery strategy.
  • Increased control for BaaS: Tenants have more self-service backup, monitoring and restore options to address more day-to-day requirements.

“Microsoft 365 has become indispensable for productivity, enabling workers across the globe and the Middle East to maintain business continuity through overwhelming obstacles. Even though Microsoft hosts the infrastructure, this doesn’t replace an enterprise’s responsibility to back up their business-critical Microsoft 365 data. Veeam Cloud Protection Trends Report 2023 finds that Microsoft 365 admins and backup teams agree that the three most important reasons for backing up Microsoft 365 are preparation against cyberattacks, regulatory compliance and better restoration capabilities than the built-in recycle bin. Given the criticality of this productivity tool, IT pros need to ensure their backup data is untouchable by threats, their backup environment is running at peak performance and that they can remediate data issues faster,” said Mohamad Rizk, Regional Director, Middle East & CIS at Veeam.

“The NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 helps organisations do exactly that. Our report also states that 72% of Microsoft 365 backups are operated by backup teams, while 28% are run by the Microsoft 365 admins.  The beauty of the Veeam solution is that it can run autonomously for Microsoft 365 administrators and/or be monitored and managed alongside the rest of the Veeam offerings. We believe that regional organisations in the Middle East will have peace of mind in the integrity and safekeeping of their Microsoft 365 data if protected by Veeam’s new solution,” he continued.

Version 7 provides two integrations with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365: Veeam ONE and Veeam Service Provider Console. Advanced monitoring and reporting delivered through Veeam ONE v12 allows proactive monitoring of Microsoft 365 backup and storage resources through an at-a-glance dashboard. Users receive alerts to resolve issues immediately and can leverage service level agreement (SLA) reports to ensure compliance and recovery point objectives (RPOs) are met.

The second integration builds upon existing features in Veeam Service Provider Console, which allows organisations to have increased control when leveraging BaaS for Microsoft 365 backups with a Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partner. Tenants will gain the autonomy to create backups, monitor protected data and recover at any time without service provider assistance. Secure onboarding, automated billing and REST API support provides an easier and more seamless adoption experience.

In addition to Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, the self-service restore portal now includes support for Microsoft Teams. Users can now choose their own individual restore points as needed and restore SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business folders.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 is available now and may be added to the new Veeam Data Platform Advanced or Premium Editions as a platform extension or operate as a standalone offering. Veeam will highlight Veeam Data Platform during VeeamON 2023, the community event for data recovery experts, which will take place May 22 – 24 in Miami, FL and online. Designed by and built for the backup and recovery professional, attendees will expand their skills, celebrate with the community, and share industry knowledge with exclusive content from AWS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and more. Registration for the in-person event is now open.


Supporting Quotes

“Veeam is a valued partner, innovating with new backup capabilities for Microsoft 365 and Teams. We are excited about the new backup copy functionality with immutability support in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7, which helps protect against ransomware attacks and provides added resiliency for Microsoft 365 data in the cloud. This feature allows users to store their backups in Azure Blob hot, cool, and archive tiers, ensuring that their data is safe and compliant with regulatory requirements.” said Yaron Hezroni, Director of Product Management, Microsoft.

“Many organisations wrongly believe that because their data and applications are now delivered as a service, it will be automatically backed up and recovered. The reality is that this is just not the case at all. For Microsoft 365, we identified that a vast majority of organisations report not being able to recover 100% of their data, which is the ‘design point’ for mission-critical applications. That’s why a solution like Veeam is key. It makes business sense. It makes technical sense. And it does not require your teams to have PhDs in backup and recovery to deploy.” commented Christophe Bertrand, Practice Director, Enterprise Strategy Group.

“Immutability is a key feature and requirement for Admiral, so it’s great to see this feature coming in v7. Protecting our data is naturally paramount to us. We run a variety of reports using Veeam ONE for Veeam Backup & Replication and we’ve been anticipating more alignment with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and the reporting capability. The new features of monitoring and reporting integrating into Veeam ONE are going to be key benefits for us.” said David Loveless, Infrastructure Manager, Admiral.

“Immutable backup copies will enhance our security and are perfectly integrated with Azure functionality. Monitoring capabilities and the self-service portal integration with Microsoft Teams will make the life of engineers much easier.” said Aleh Sadaunichy, Network & Architect Manager, Lyreco Group.

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