Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 brought many enhancements to how backups can be stored and flexibility to where data can be transferred. The highlight features in this release are backup copy from any object storage to any object storage and object lock capability on the backup copies. These features provide a new level of security and freedom to the backups within Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.
Backup copy to any object storage
With the ability to backup copy from any object storage to any object storage, businesses can now store their backups on a variety of object storage platforms, such as Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, and also anything S3 compatible. This flexibility in backup storage options offers businesses the opportunity to choose the best solution for their specific needs and budget. Storing backups in multiple locations can also provide added protection against data loss and tiered retention flexibility for compliance.
Immutable backup copies
Object lock availability on data
Object lock ensures that data remains secure and inaccessible to accidental deletion or alteration by malicious users. This is achieved through the use of immutable technology, which keeps the data from being altered or deleted once stored on object locked S3-compatible repositories for the defined retention period. This feature is particularly important for businesses that must comply with data retention regulations, such as GDPR or HIPAA, as it ensures data remains secure for the specified retention period.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 introduces the ability to create immutable backup copies. These backups cannot be modified or deleted for the defined retention period, providing an extra layer of protection against accidental or malicious changes. This feature will be available for Amazon S3 and Azure Blob as well as anything S3 compatible with object lock enabled. Once a repository is set to be immutable and a retention period is defined, the flags cannot be removed or the retention length lessened. With this safety measure, you can ensure backup copies sent to this repository will remain for the desired retention period, unchanged.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 provides a secure and flexible solution for protecting Microsoft 365 data. With the backup copy to any object storage and object lock capability on the backup copy data providing immutable backup copies, businesses can manage their backups with confidence. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 is a reliable solution for protecting critical data. Check out the full “What’s new” list and update today.