Why Backup-As-A-Service Matters for Microsoft 365 Data

Organizations worldwide have embraced the digital workforce. In fact, Gartner forecasts 39% of global workers will be hybrid or fully remote by the end of 2023.1 As digital transformation continues to reshape the way we work, cloud-based solutions like Microsoft 365 have become indispensable. It enables workers to collaborate and communicate in real time, no matter where they reside or what device they are on. Because of this, safeguarding Microsoft 365 data has become increasingly crucial, as it serves as a valuable asset for organizations in an era where digital transformation is prevalent.

While Microsoft 365 offers a certain level of built-in data protection, it is still vulnerable to data loss due to accidental deletion, human error, cyberattacks and even natural disasters. According to Cloud Protection Trends Report for 2023, 80% of cyberattacks target Microsoft Office applications. On top of that, a third of data is typically unrecoverable after a cyberattack has occurred.2   

We can all agree that implementing a data protection plan is important but backing up and managing Microsoft 365 can be complex. Organizations unable to deploy their own backup solutions are turning to Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) providers to protect their Microsoft 365 environments due to their expertise and ability to implement a solution quickly.

Introducing Veeam-Powered BaaS for Microsoft 365

With Veeam-powered BaaS for Microsoft 365, you can eliminate the risk of losing access and control over your Microsoft 365 data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams. This solution is built on Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, but it’s delivered “as-a-service” by a global network of service provider experts. This gives you the freedom of choice to find a partner that meets your unique business needs.

Here are the top four reasons why you should consider using Veeam-powered BaaS within your data protection plans.

Save Time

Leveraging a service provider’s infrastructure and expertise to protect your Microsoft 365 data saves you the hassle of architecting, implementing and managing your own data protection solution. Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners offer a comprehensive range of turnkey solutions that facilitate instant provisioning and quick deployment, so you can focus on other value-add activities that drive your business forward.


Choose a service management level that fits your unique business needs, ranging from a self-service portal or fully managed models with customized SLAs. Since Veeam is storage-agnostic, you have the flexibility to select from various storage options, such as object storage. These options include a local on-premises operating system that is compatible with your environment, a public cloud like AWS or Microsoft Azure, or storage that a service provider offers that is S3 compatible.


In case of the accidental or malicious deletion of a critical file, you can utilize a self-service restore portal to access, monitor and manage your Microsoft 365 backups. This provides granular restore options and allows you to quickly retrieve data when you need it.

Compliance Requirements

All data is vulnerable to ransomware and subject to compliance requirements. Most Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partners offer unlimited storage and customizable SLAs, so you don’t have to worry about long-term retention plans — your compliance needs are always met. Leverage backup copies with immutability enabled to get peace of mind that your Microsoft 365 data is out of reach from ransomware attacks and can be recovered with confidence.

Getting Started

By leveraging Veeam-powered BaaS for Microsoft 365, you can reduce the risk of losing operational data that your business relies on. If you’re ready to get started today, visit our Partner Directory to find a Veeam Competency Partner that meets your business needs. All Competency Partners have been vetted and qualified by Veeam to deliver best-in-class Backup-as-a-Service offerings.

Interested in learning more about Veeam-powered BaaS for Microsoft 365? Visit our webpage or speak with a Veeam Representative so that we can help you find a solution that fits your needs.   




2 Cloud Protection Trends Report for 2023


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