Why should you use Veeam to protect your Microsoft 365 Data?


Modern business requires a Modern Data Protection solution that not only allows for the backup and recovery of core infrastructure, clouds, and applications but enables the lowest possible operational overhead through advanced automation, monitoring and orchestration. With Veeam Modern Data Protection, your critical data such as Microsoft 365 Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint online will be protected with just one integrated solution. However, Veeam also offers Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 as a standalone product to protect and restore Microsoft O365 data, including Office 365 mailboxes, Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, OneNote, and Teams. It allows you to timely back up your data weekly, daily, or as often as every five minutes.

Here is a guide on why is it imperative to protect Microsoft Office 365.

As of today, data is the most critical resource and valuable currency in the world. In Cyber Security, we refer to data as the New Oil. This Forbes link will highlight more on this. Now that we are aware of how important our data is, adequately protecting our data is paramount in effectively managing and maximizing its potential. Your data is your biggest asset and it must be protected.

Knowing how important and critical our data is, we have to protect it with the BEST Backup solution on the market. This is because the basic protection of Microsoft 365 is not sufficient enough and cannot protect against data loss (Backup and recovery of your emails) and protection against malware attacks.

Also, having an efficient backup solution such as Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 will enable you to recover your data in Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive on your own schedule without depending on the Microsoft Support Team. This also ensures you meet the compliance requirements and protection against accidental deletion.

Why should we protect our data?

Organizational needs/workflow differ from one to another. Most firms employ Microsoft 365 data protection for different reasons. These reasons include avoiding downtime and workflow disruptions, ensuring regulatory compliance, and meeting any potential legal requirements.

Most importantly, these organizations want to avoid the cost of data loss. This cost consists of the financial impact, regulatory fines, litigation expenses, security expenses, stock value loss, brand value loss, reputational damage, and customer turnover. Combined, the cost of data loss can run into millions of dollars, placing a burden on organizations and impacting their bottom line.

Let’s discuss Veeam as a company.

Veeam is a global market leader in backup and recovery solutions, holding the highest market share in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) and the third-largest share worldwide. 82% of Fortune 500 companies are in the Veeam client pool and trust this vendor with their data. Veeam offers a range of solutions to fit business needs, with their Backup & Replication solution being one of their most popular flagship products.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 enables users to back up their data as often as every five minutes in Microsoft’s native format, which makes file recovery much quicker. A key benefit of this solution is its flexibility. When it comes to the data restoration itself, Veeam offers 25 recovery options to cover all incidents, from complete recovery to more granular file-level recovery.

Users also have the option to choose what type of retention they want; traditional item-level storage, or snapshot-based incremental storage. Organizations can store their data in whichever way best suits them: on-premise with available local storage, or in the cloud using one of many available object storage options, including AWS S3, Azure Blob, and IBM Cloud.

Veeam customers are very appreciative of the products and full of praise. The solution for being easy to manage through the user-friendly dashboard. Its flexibility makes Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 a strong solution for midmarket and enterprise organizations looking for reliable backup.

But small businesses shouldn’t feel left out – Veeam has recently introduced Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Community Edition, which protects up to 10 users for free with no feature limitations.

There are a lot of other solutions, but from my rigorous tests, I would recommend you use Veeam Backup For Microsoft 365v6 which is the present version. This includes the self-services restore portal and backup copy.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 capabilities

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 allows you the flexibility to back up Office 365 data to any location, restore with industry-leading recovery flexibility, and leverage powerful eDiscovery. More information can be found in this link. Below is an image portraying the capabilities of this solution.


As I mentioned before, Microsoft 365 is a SAAS offering and as such, it is your responsibility to protect your critical business data due to Microsoft shared responsibility. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is focused on backing up Microsoft SaaS workloads including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. This enables you to timely back up your data weekly, daily, or as often as every five minutes.

Why do I strongly recommend Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365? Below are a few reasons. Here is a link to a live demo.

  1. As a new customer, you will get a 15% discount
  2. Faster recovery times
  3. Reduction in restore times for mission-critical apps
  4. Nine (9) months payback window

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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