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.

Keep in mind that this is a standard deployment, and every environment is different, so it may be necessary to make configuration changes specific to your organizations’ needs.

Deployment checklist

Since the software is available to deploy directly from the market, it takes very little work to get the software running. Each marketplace requires a different set of steps to deploy correctly. As a general rule, make sure deploying to the cloud is suitable for your organization after exploring all options available. Here are items you will need to get started:

  • An account with AWS, Azure or IBM Cloud where you plan to deploy
  • An object storage account to send backups to
  • Already-configured networking for an IaaS deployment
  • Basic working knowledge of the cloud infrastructure for the selected vendor

The basics for creating a storage account for each vendor will be covered to demonstrate how to authenticate the object storage in the console, but any specifics on security and performance settings for each vendor will not. These decisions need to be made by your organizations’ policies. Each vendor offers numerous configuration options; everything in this demonstration is a default.

Deploying from the Azure Marketplace

In this video, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 will be deployed directly from the Azure Marketplace as a virtual machine with the software already installed. Below is a checklist of what to expect in the video:

  • How to find Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in the Azure Marketplace
  • Necessary settings to deploy the virtual machine with the software
  • How to create an object storage account
  • Where to find storage credentials needed for the software
  • Configure Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 for the first job run

Watch Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to Azure recorded product demo

Deploying from the AWS Marketplace

In this video, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 will be deployed directly from the AWS Marketplace as an instance with the software already installed. Below is a checklist of what to expect in the video:

  • How to create a key pair to log into the instance
  • How to find Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in the AWS Marketplace
  • Necessary settings to deploy stack for the instance
  • How to create an object storage account
  • Where to find storage credentials needed for the software
  • How to use key pair to log into the instance
  • Configure Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 for the first job run

Watch Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to AWS recorded product demo

Deploying from IBM Cloud 

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 can be deployed directly to a machine in IBM cloud through add-ons. When deploying a new VM or IaaS machine from IBM cloud, select a machine that has sufficient resources and the Micrisoft Windows operating system. Then under the OS add-ons section select Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, this will automatically deploy the software to the new instance. Below is the checklist for configuring the software directly on IBM Cloud: 

  • Create a new instance with desired resources 
  • Confiugre operating system to Microsoft Windows 
  • Select Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 under OS add-ons 
  • Create an IBM object storage account to send backups to 
  • Connect to the machine and add in IBM Object storage as repository 
  • Add Organization and start making jobs 

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Conclusion

As you can see, deploying Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud is made easy with direct deployments from AWS and Azure marketplaces and IBM Cloud. Before deploying, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the vendors’ specifics and plan out your environment in advance to limit misconfigurations or unexpected costs. Each vendor has a different structure to build on, so expect different procedures for each deployment, but know that once the software is deployed, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is the same interface no matter where it is. This leaves you, the end user, with the flexibility to deploy it where it most makes sense to the business without sacrificing any features or ease of use.

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