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Your data, your responsibility

  • The leader in Microsoft 365 backup with 18M users protected
  • Protect Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams
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Benefits

Eliminate the Risk of Data Loss

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) provides powerful services, but a comprehensive backup of your data is not one of them.

Veeam’s Microsoft 365 backup solutions eliminate the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams, so your data is always protected and accessible.

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Safeguard Your Critical Data

Protect Office 365 data from accidental deletion and security threats.

Recover Your Data When You Need It

Quickly restore with industry-leading recovery and flexibility.

Maintain Compliance

Meet compliance requirements with fast search-and-find capabilities.

Microsoft 365 Cyberattacks and Data Loss Are Common

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of discovered vulnerabilities ​involve Microsoft 365 ​data
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have experienced data loss in SaaS applications in the past 12 months
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can recover 100% of their Microsoft 365 data during a data loss incident
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faster recovery times are achieved with Veeam
Why Backup

Your Office 365 Data, Your Responsibility

Even though Microsoft hosts the infrastructure, this doesn't replace your responsibility to back up business-critical Office 365 data. The Office 365 Shared Responsibility Model states that with Microsoft 365, it's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility
to protect it.
Deployment Options

Protect Microsoft 365 Data Your Way

Veeam provides three different deployment, management, and delivery options, giving you the freedom to use your preferred Microsoft 365 backup strategy.
backup services
Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 is a true backup service: the infrastructure is managed by Veeam, storage is included, and you create backups and complete restores through a web UI.
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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is self-managed backup software deployed on your own backup infrastructure and connected to any storage of your choice (on-premises and cloud object).
managed services
Offload backup expertise to a Service Provider Partner who has a Veeam-verified Microsoft 365 backup competency and have all aspects of backup operations managed for you.

Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365

Veeam enables radical resilience for Microsoft 365 data, with a modern twist. The industry’s leading Microsoft 365 backup solution – Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 – is now delivered as a backup service.

Simplify your backup strategy with software, backup infrastructure, and unlimited storage in an all-in-one cloud service, allowing you to leverage powerful data protection and security technology within a simple, seamless user experience. 

Capabilities

Powerful Yet Simple Microsoft 365 Backup

The most trusted, industry-leading features for Microsoft 365 backup in a secure, reliable backup service.

Backup Made Simple

Log in through a web browser and begin backing up your Microsoft 365 data in minutes.

Everything is Included

Software, backup infrastructure, and unlimited storage bundled together at one predictable cost.

Trusted & Industry-Leading

The most comprehensive data protection solution with over a decade of continuous innovation built to scale.

Secured & Deployed for You

Offload ongoing maintenance to the experts and stay up to date with the latest features and security fixes.

Modern, Secure, & Intuitive

Easily create backup jobs, complete restores, and gain Microsoft 365 insights from within a modern web UI.

Data Sovereignty

Store all your Microsoft 365 data in the cloud region of your choice and control your retention period.

Enhanced Security

Backed by global security certifications, 256-bit encryption, MFA, and role-based access control to create roles and permissions.

Full Visibility

Generate reports, view logs, monitor activity, and manage licenses to stay in control of your backup environment.

Advanced Search

Save time and effort with powerful eDiscovery, swiftly locating the exact data set you need within your Microsoft 365 backup.

HOW IT WORKS

Experience Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 in Action

Simply click the screens below to start your interactive walkthrough.

Product Overview

Take a tour of the dashboard and key features available in Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365.

How to Create a Backup

A deep dive into the step-by-step backup process and customizing backup settings.

Search and Find Capabilities

A deep dive into how to explore your backup and locate specific restorable datasets using advanced search.

How to Perform Restores

A deep dive into restoring an Exchange Online email, a SharePoint object, and a Teams channel.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

Securely back up Office 365 to any location, whether it’s on-premises or in cloud object storage, including locations like Amazon S3, Azure Blob, IBM Cloud, or S3 compatible providers.

This solution allows you to address virtually every data loss scenario with 50 industry-leading recovery options – from granular recovery of individual emails and objects to bulk recovery of sites, folders, users, and more.

Capabilities

Powerful Yet Flexible Microsoft 365 Backup

Gain the flexibility to back up Office 365 data to any location, restore with industry-leading recovery flexibility, and leverage powerful eDiscovery.

50 Office 365 Recovery Options

Whether it’s granular recovery of individual items or bulk recovery of multiple users at once, meet ANY recovery need in just three clicks.

Bring Your Own Storage

Connect any storage, whether on-premises or cloud object, including Amazon S3, Azure blob, IBM Cloud, or S3 compatible storage.

Infrastructure Freedom

Get the flexibility to change your backup storage at any time, avoiding penalties and vendor lock-in.

Immutable Backup Copy

Create a secondary backup copy that can be physically separate from your primary backup with immutability enabled, meeting the 3-2-1 rule.

Scalability Built to Protect the Enterprise

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 architecture can support deployments for the largest enterprises in the market.

Lowest RPO for Office 365 Data

Achieve the lowest recovery point objectives (RPOs) in the industry (<5 minutes) and also create different RPOs for different objects.

Built-In Security Features

Leverage backup copies with immutability, multi-factor authentication, and encryption for Office 365 data that’s at-rest in object storage.

Advanced Monitoring and Reporting

Monitor Office 365 backup and storage resources, receive alerts to address issues, and leverage reports to ensure you can meet your RPOs.

Hybrid Support for Office 365 Backups

Streamline data protection with support for your hybrid Office 365 and on-premises Exchange and SharePoint environments.

Latest Release: Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7

Immutability, monitoring, and self-service enhancements

Store immutable backup copies on any object storage

Advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities

Increased tenant control when leveraging BaaS

HOW IT WORKS

Microsoft 365 Backup Completely in Your Control

A backup server for central configuration, the backup proxy in charge of data transfer, and the backup repository where data is stored all come together to provide you with the freedom to deploy and store data wherever you choose.

Reliable Backups

When creating backup jobs for Microsoft 365 data, you have the flexibility to tailor them to your exact data protection needs.

  • Choose to back up either your entire organization or select individual objects you want to either back up or exclude.
  • Flexible scheduling allows your Office 365 backups to run when you want, as often as you want.

Powerful eDiscovery

Leverage granular filters and indexing for fast searches within your Microsoft 365 backup data and locate the exact dataset you need to recover.

  • Browse through the entire backup’s content with the option to explore the latest available state or point in time.
  • Use advanced searches to perform sophisticated eDiscovery through different criteria based on your data.

Fast Recovery

Veeam Explorers allow you to quickly restore Microsoft 365 data from a Veeam backup, with over 50 different ways to recover the data.

  • The restore wizard allows you to easily select the file to restore with either modern or basic authentication. 
  • Recover data to the original location or new location. You can also restore prior versions, missing/changed items, save, send, or export.

Managed BaaS for Microsoft 365

With limited resources and expertise, protecting and administrating SaaS environments can be challenging. Numerous organizations are opting for managed BaaS to secure their Microsoft 365 data effectively and with the most flexible options.

Capabilities

Managed BaaS With Competency Partners

Protect Microsoft 365 Data

Backup and restore data in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.

Maximize Your IT Budget

Offload administrative backup tasks and utilize your IT budget to innovate.

Protect More

Veeam Competency Partners can protect your mission critical workloads, cloud environments, and more.

Managed on Your Terms

Choose your level of management and SLAs - from hands-on to fully managed.

Peace of Mind

Leverage a managed security services expert and de-risk your teams.

Self-Service Portal

Access, monitor, and manage your Microsoft 365 backups with granular restore options to retrieve your data.

Flexible Storage Options

Store backups on-premises or in the cloud, through a VCSP partner, to meet the 3-2-1 backup rule.

Trusted Veeam Software

All our Veeam-verified Competency Partners are certified to implement, manage, and support Veeam software.

Meet Compliance Requirements

Veeam-verified Competency Partners can implement backup solutions that adhere to industry-specific regulations.

Pricing and Packaging Options

Easy Microsoft Office 365 Backup Pricing Plans

Veeam keeps it simple with a license structure that aligns with your Office 365 backup strategy.

Backup Services

Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365

$3.50 USD

per user/month billed annually

  • SaaS backup service
  • Includes backup infrastructure
  • Includes unlimited storage

Backup Software

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

$1.80 USD

per user/month billed annually

  • Software-only

Managed Services

BaaS for Microsoft 365

Price Varies

by partner

  • Veeam Verified BaaS
*All prices may vary by region, and are available through Azure Marketplace and resellers in local currencies.

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Resources

Microsoft 365 Backup Resources Are Just a Click Away

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7 Critical Reasons for Microsoft 365 Backup

A five-minute, easy-to-read special report on reasons to protect your Microsoft 365 data.

Microsoft 365 Backup for Dummies

The most comprehensive guide for protecting Microsoft 365 data.

#1 Microsoft 365 Backup Guide by Veeam

A technical guide that explores infrastructure components and how to use Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.

ESG Technical Review of Veeam

ESG's technical review helps organizations understand how they can achieve agile Microsoft 365 data protection with Veeam.

FAQs for Microsoft 365 Backup

General Backup for Microsoft 365
Does Microsoft 365 already backup up my data?

Although the market perception is shifting, it is still a common misconception to think that Microsoft automatically backs up all your Microsoft 365 data inherently within the cloud service you purchased. Microsoft provides great resiliency and built-in tools for all types of capabilities, but they do not provide a comprehensive backup solution within Microsoft 365 plans. 

There is a Microsoft 365 Shared Responsibility between what is provided within the Cloud Service, and the responsibility of organizations to protect their own Microsoft 365 data. Check out our blog about how Microsoft 365 Shared Responsibility works.

How can you backup your Microsoft 365 data? 
To back up Office 365 data, it is recommended that you use a third-party backup provider or service. An Office 365 backup vendor will be able to provide simple processes to create backups and provide enough scheduling flexibility to meet any RPOs or RTOs. Backup vendors are also able to provide fast and granular data recovery that comes with advanced search capabilities so administrators can quickly find items to meet their legal and compliance needs. It is also recommended to separate a copy of your data from the source, to ensure you are better protected from an attack. 
How does Veeam backup Microsoft Teams data? 
To back up Microsoft Teams, it’s important to understand how Teams works on the back end. Teams is not a self-contained application, which means it acts as an abstraction layer that brings data together from other applications, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business. It’s important to back up your data from these other sources, but it’s equally important to back up configurations as well (i.e., settings, members, and team structure). For this purpose, you should leverage a third-party backup provider armed with the latest Microsoft APIs to ensure that you can back up not only the data from key sources but the metadata and configurations for comprehensive data protection and efficient recovery.
What is the standard retention policy in Microsoft 365?

Retention for deleted Office 365 data can vary by the application. For instance, an Exchange Online mailbox keeps deleted items for 14 days by default, but this setting can be changed up to a max of 30 days. When using the SharePoint Online application within a browser, items deleted are retained in the Recycle Bin for 93 days from the time of deletion.

When an employee leaves an organization, their Microsoft account can be removed. Their user data will be deleted after 30 days and will no longer be available unless you have that data saved in a backup solution. 

It’s worth noting that retention policies can take time to set up correctly and data loss can and does occur, due to human error during retention policy configuration. So, it’s vital to have a backup of Microsoft 365 data as an insurance policy. 

How many Microsoft 365 users should I backup?
All of them! Every user in your organization generates data every day, and most if not all that Microsoft 365 data, will have some value, and your organization will suffer if it is lost. It would be a mistake to not protect all your organization’s data. No matter how large your organization is, Veeam is built to protect Microsoft 365 data at scale.
What counts as a “user”?

To calculate the number of licenses you need for Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 or Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, count the number of users within your Microsoft 365 subscription. You do not need to count the same user more than once across multiple Microsoft 365 services (e.g., the same Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business user = one Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 user).

Here are additional details for each Microsoft 365 service:

  • Exchange Online or Exchange On-Premises: A user mailbox can be a personal mailbox, an online archive mailbox or both; you only need one license for that user. Please note that shared and resource mailboxes do not need to be licensed and can be backed up free of charge.

  • OneDrive for Business: OneDrive for Business user licenses are automatically aligned with their matching email accounts. This means you cannot use the same license to back up one user’s email and another user’s OneDrive for Business account. Please note that OneDrive (without “for Business”) is a separate storage service and is not supported by this solution.

  • SharePoint Online or SharePoint On-Premises: Each SharePoint user inside your Microsoft 365 subscription (or on-premises deployment) that has been granted access to the SharePoint sites you are looking to protect needs to be licensed to back up and protect your organization’s SharePoint environment. If you have a hybrid SharePoint deployment (i.e., SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online) and the same user has access to both, only one Veeam license is needed for that user. Please note that external SharePoint users do not need to be licensed. An external SharePoint user is someone from outside your Microsoft 365 subscription to whom you have given access to one or more sites, files or folders. External authenticated users are limited to basic collaboration tasks and external anonymous users can edit or view specific documents when given specific permissions.  

  • Microsoft Teams: When protecting a team with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 or Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365, you must have a license for each user that is an active team member and who has a paid Teams license in Microsoft 365.

Backup Services
What is Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365?
Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 is a Veeam-managed backup service. Veeam manages the backup infrastructure, all data is stored in an Azure region of your choice, and you have full control of creating backups and completing restores. The SaaS backup application is accessible through a web browser. 
How does Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 work? 
The Veeam Data Cloud application connects to your Microsoft 365 account and takes frequent backups of your data, storing them securely in a dedicated storage account in a location of your choice, ready for you to recover what you need, when you need it. 
Is Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 secure? 

Yes, Veeam takes a zero-trust approach to ensure the security of your data, including but not limited to encrypting data in transit and at rest, always using multi-factor authentication, and having strict security controls for users and administrators. 

Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 includes service-level immutability capabilities on the primary backup, at no additional cost to the customer, based on how the data is protected. 

  • The backup data lives in a virtually air-gapped location, hosted by Veeam on Azure, isolated and decoupled from the Microsoft 365 and/or customer infrastructure.  

  • Customers also benefit from the inherent data security provided by Microsoft Azure at the storage level. 

  • Once the data is backed up, it cannot be altered, tampered with, or deleted by users, including administrators or attackers.

  • Veeam Data Cloud uses local redundant storage (LRS), where three copies of customer data are stored in three separate disks within the primary Azure region. 

What can I backup with Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365?
Veeam Data Cloud can back up all your data stored in your Microsoft 365 account, including SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams data.  
How do I access the Veeam Backup Service?
Once you sign up and log-in, we will provide you with a direct link. Alternatively, you can always access Veeam Data Cloud by going to Veeam.com and identifying the “Log In” button in the top of the page.
What Security Certifications does Veeam adhere to? 
You can learn more about Veeam’s Security Certifications at the Veeam Trust Center
Where is my data in Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 stored? 
Your Microsoft 365 backup data can get targeted to and reside in any Microsoft Azure region of your choice. Veeam Data Cloud provides both locally redundant storage (LRS) and globally redundant storage (GRS), with the default being LRS which is replicated three times within a single data center in the primary region.
What are the Veeam Data Cloud Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for the backup service?
For more information on Veeam’s SLAs for the Veeam Data Cloud backup service, visit the Veeam Customer Support Policy
What happens to a user’s backup data in Veeam Data Cloud when they are removed or disabled from Microsoft 365? 
You still maintain that data within your Veeam Data Cloud backup, for as long as your retention period is set to retain it. For example, retention is set for seven years by default, but it can be customized. 
Can Veeam Data Cloud protect Microsoft 365 home plans? 
Veeam Data Cloud is designed for Microsoft 365 business plans, not Microsoft 365 home plans. Business plans include all types of organizations including school, non-profits, government, etc. 
What happens to my data if I cancel my Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 subscription? 
With Veeam Data Cloud, there is no data lock-in. After a subscription is cancelled or terminated, backups will still be retained for an additional 30 days. To access this data, the Veeam Support team can assist you with reassignment of your storage accounts. 
Can Veeam Data Cloud protect Microsoft 365 home plans? 
Veeam Data Cloud is designed for Microsoft 365 business plans, not Microsoft 365 home plans. Business plans include all types of organizations including school, non-profits, government, etc. 
Backup Software
What is Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is industry-leading backup software, with more active Microsoft 365 users protected than any other Microsoft 365 backup solution on the market. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 allows you to build and manage your own backup infrastructure and utilize the storage of your choice.  
Where should I store my Microsoft 365 backup? 
The storage choices are endless for where you could store your Microsoft 365 backup with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, however it is an important strategy to think through. Whatever your decision is, Veeam can support backing up to on-premises, to hyperscale clouds like AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud or to managed service providers. Few vendors support all these storage options, but Veeam Software does.
How can I ensure my Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 backup configuration is secure? 
You can ensure that Microsoft 365 data is secure by making sure that you can leverage immutability, data encryption and MFA with your backup provider of choice.
What types of data can be backed up with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 protects your critical Office 365 applications, including Exchange online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams. It also allows you to backup Exchange on-premises and SharePoint on-premises.  
Can I try Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 before purchasing it?
Yes, Veeam offers a 30-day free trial of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, and even after the trial is over you are still able to protect 10 users for free. You can also try our Hands-On Lab, allowing you to try the product with a completely web-based experience without having to add any of your own resources.
How does Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 compare with other backup solutions?
Veeam is the most trusted name in backup and the leader in Microsoft 365 backup, protecting more users worldwide than any other Microsoft 365 backup solution. Compared to other backup vendors, Veeam is known for providing ultimate backup flexibility, an industry-leading number of recovery options and provides complete infrastructure freedom.
Can Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 be used as a standalone product, or does it require other Veeam products? 
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is a standalone solution but works with many other Veeam products. These include Veeam Explorers allowing for fast search and recovery capabilities as well as Veeam ONE for advanced monitoring and reporting.
Is there a free version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Yes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Community Edition is free up to 10 users, 10 teams and 1 TB of SharePoint data.
Fully-managed BaaS for M365
What defines a BaaS for Microsoft 365 competency partner?
Veeam has vetted and qualified BaaS for Microsoft 365 partners to be in the competency program. These partners have met Veeam’s strict requirements to deliver top-notch BaaS for Microsoft 365 solutions and can be easily recognized in the Veeam Partner Directory by their VCSP competency logos.
What advantages does selecting a VCSP competency partner for BaaS for Microsoft 365 offer over competing vendors in the market?
Partnering with a VCSP competency partner for Microsoft 365 data protection boasts numerous benefits, such as increased workload and service protection using top-notch software, as well as the flexibility to select the ideal partner to fulfill your backup and recovery requirements.
Does Veeam directly provide BaaS for Microsoft 365 or cloud hosting services to end customers?
Veeam has a network of partners to provide the best in data protection, whether as a subscription, managed service offering or now including a first party BaaS offering. if you are looking for a fully managed offering, our Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partners can help.

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