How to deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in Azure, AWS or IBM Cloud

You may have heard Veeam is the leader in backup for Microsoft 365 with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. But did you know this software has many flexible deployment types from CapEx on-prem to completely OpEx IaaS in the cloud? In fact, this software can be deployed directly from the AWS or Azure marketplace, and in IBM Cloud, with the software already installed and ready for your organization. Running the software on a hyper-scale cloud like Azure, AWS or IBM Cloud can help align your company with any cloud-first initiative and cloud migration goals while giving you back control of your data. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

V11: NEW GFS retention is here!

One of the first features added to Veeam Backup & Replication was backup copy jobs, and with backup copy jobs, we added GFS. GFS stands for Grandfather, Farther, Son. It is the term used for archival retention points originally in just backup copy jobs, but now it’s available in traditional backup jobs in more recent versions. These archival points allow customers to save a point-in-time full copies of their data in intervals of weeks, months, quarters and years. Starting in Veeam Backup & Replication v11, there will be some changes to how GFS is handled in backup copy jobs and some new best practice configurations. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Deep dive on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5: Now with Microsoft Teams backup

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 5 is here, and we’re excited to announce the addition of integrated Teams backup and restore, so don’t miss out on all the great features added in this version. To understand why this is so important, you must understand what Microsoft Teams is and the journey we took to get here. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Why backup OneDrive for Business

Storing and sharing data is not unique to the digital age and has always been an essential part of the business. What has changed is the way we achieve this exchange. In the evolution of technologies came the evolution of communication. To exchange large data sets, we no longer need to copy information physically to hand it to another stakeholder. This can be achieved by storing data to a public cloud provider, which both parties have trust in. This kind of trusted transaction can help with sharing data both externally and internally. One of the most notable public cloud providers who facilitate this kind of exchange is Microsoft, with OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Microsoft Teams backup and recovery in NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5

For years, Veeam has established itself as the #1 Office 365 backup, and this will be further solidified with version 5 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, which adds purpose-built backup and recovery for Microsoft Teams. Version 5 also includes Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Teams, which provides granular search across Teams components, with faster and easier recovery built for Teams. Veeam has also made architectural enhancements, delivering a massive scale increase to support larger enterprises, and added some new RESTful APIs to help with automation management. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Data security

There are many risks to data: from the IT admins worst nightmare, ransomware, to a company's worst nightmare, a malicious admin. Data security is a huge challenge and becomes increasingly more important to understand as data grows rapidly, sprawls to different platforms and becomes more valuable. This topic is a straightforward concept, protect the data, but the many ways to go about achieving this goal make this a complex and fascinating subject.

This article will help you with your first steps in understanding what data security is, how this relates to security and compliance, and the risks and challenges you might face on this ever-expanding topic.

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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Size planning for your Office 365 backup job

Having the right account and knowing your backups’ components is a critical first step in the backup process, but you also need to know the scope of the Microsoft Office 365 environment you want to back up. Which services do you plan on including in this backup scope? Knowing the components you plan on backing up will help greatly when it comes to capacity and resource planning. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Office 365 Backup quick start: Initial configuration

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is responsible for backing up and restoring Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint online data. What most administrators don’t know is that Microsoft protects the underlying hardware where the data sits but not the data itself, meaning if someone was to modify your data through an access point, Microsoft is not responsible for restoring it back to a previous state. The following articles in this series will help you get started with the product so you can start protecting your Microsoft Office 365 environment today. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy