#1 Global Leader in Data Protection & Ransomware Recovery

Veeam vs. Microsoft 365 BaaS Vendors

Say no to lock‑in and inflexibility

Veeam Wins With:

  • Data freedom
  • Backup & recovery flexibility
  • Scalable recovery
  • Most trusted vendor status
  • An exit strategy with no lock‑in
  • Veeam Software vs. BaaS Competitors Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Cloud vs. BaaS Competitors Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 Overview
  • #1 Microsoft 365 Backup Interactive Demo

Choose Veeam for Complete Freedom

BaaS vendors do not offer the deployment, infrastructure, backup, and recovery flexibility you need to align data protection to your unique needs.

Data Freedom

Avoid vendor lock-in and deploy backup where you want and in the way that fits you best; whether it be on premises, in your own cloud, as a service managed by Veeam, or through a Managed Service Provider.

Backup & Recovery Flexibility

Achieve even the most stringent RPOs via customizable backup schedules, and minimize downtime by restoring data in the optimal way with the broadest set of restore options.

Scalable Recovery

Minimize administrators’ work by easily finding objects in large backups with advanced search, delegating restore to end-users with self-service restore, and recovering from disaster with minimal manual effort with bulk recovery.

Most Trusted Vendor

Trust the #1 Microsoft 365 backup vendor, protecting 20M+ users. Partner with the largest backup vendor, with 5,500+ backup experts ready to support you.

Flexible Exit Strategy

Avoid vendor lock-in and retain backup files as well as search and recovery capabilities if ending your backup subscription.

Veeam Is The Choice For More Than 450K Organizations Around The World

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#1 Microsoft 365 backup vendor, with 20M+ protected users
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400+ Microsoft 365 backup reviews, 4.5/5
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Market-leading Net Promoter Score
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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 Service

    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.

  • Backup Software

    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.

Feature Comparison

Reasons to Choose Veeam Over BaaS Competitors

Backup Services

Reasons organizations prefer Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 to other Microsoft 365 BaaS solutions.

Features

Veeam Benefits

Competitors’ Limitations

Data Sovereignty

Full Data Sovereignty

Gain full control of your data sovereignty by storing backups in any cloud region around the world and changing location if needed to adapt to your changing IT strategy*.

*Technical support assistance required in some scenarios.

Limited Data Sovereignty
BaaS competitors regularly offer only one or two data center locations per global region (AMER, APJ, EMEA).

More Capabilities

Get More for Less

Reduce costs with Veeam solutions priced lower than most other BaaS vendors, while including capabilities that other vendors lack or charge add‑on for (e.g., unlimited storage & retention, customizable backup RPO, powerful search, and self‑service restore portal).

Pay More for Less
BaaS competitors typically charge more than Veeam, while offering fewer benefits (e.g., limited storage and retention, non‑customizable 24h RPO, overly basic search, and no or limited self‑service restore portal.

RPO

Lowest RPO

Customize the backup frequency to meet even the most stringent RPO that critical data needs (eight‑hour and four‑hour RPO out of the box, and one‑hour RPO via technical support).

Fixed and Higher RPO
Most BaaS competitors do not let you customize backup schedules (backup typically runs once a day, rarely as low as every eight hours).

RPO

Multiple RPO

Provide different RPO to different data sets by setting up multiple backup policies with different backup policies (i.e. four‑hour RPO for execs and eight‑hour for VPs).

Fixed RPO
BaaS competitors rarely enable you to create several backup jobs with different RPO for different data sets.

Search

Powerful Search

Effortlessly find specific items in large backups with centralized search across mailboxes, OneDrives, sites, or Teams. Easily narrow search results with numerous search filters and search filter combination.

Basic Search
BaaS competitors increase administrators’ workloads as they can rarely search for items across users or sites (search within one user at a time), and offer only few basic search filters.

Bulk Recovery

Simple Bulk Recovery

Effortlessly recover from disasters by restoring multiple mailboxes, OneDrives, or Teams in a single restore job (no need to manually create an individual restore job for each user).

No Bulk Recovery
Few vendors can restore multiple mailboxes, OneDrives, sites, or Teams in a single restore job, forcing you to create an individual restore job for each user, OneDrive, site, or Teams.

Recovery Delegation

Powerful Self‑Service Restore Portal

Delegate restore tasks to end‑users or restore operators for all Microsoft 365 services; Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Teams. The Self‑Service restore portal setup is simple.

Limited Self‑Service Restore Portal
Half the BaaS competitors do not offer a self‑service restore portal. Some offer an end‑user portal for mailboxes and OneDrive only.

Flexible Exit Strategy

No Vendor Lock‑In

Protect your investment in backup, by migrating your backups from Veeam’s cloud to your own Azure storage and use Veeam’s free search and restore tool afterwards if you end your backup subscription.

Vendor Lock‑In
Lock yourself into the backup vendors and keep paying them until you no longer need your backups, as they rarely let you migrate backups off their cloud if you cancel your contract.

Backup Software

Reasons organizations prefer Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 to other Microsoft 365 BaaS solutions

Features

Veeam Benefits

Competitors’ Limitations

Data Sovereignty

Full Data Sovereignty

Store backups on any on‑premises hardware or major cloud storage, and in any on‑premises locations or cloud regions.

Poor Data Sovereignty
BaaS competitors can very rarely store backups on‑premises and typically store backups only in a single cloud (AWS or Azure). Some vendors offer only one or two data center locations per global region (AMER, APJ, EMEA).

3-2-1 Rule

Flexible Backup Copy

Copy backups to a separate secondary storage and remote location to increase your resiliency with a broad choice of backup copy storage type and locations

No Backup Copy
BaaS competitors do not create separate backup copies. Instead, they rely on cloud storage‑level replication, which replicates data corruption, and store all data in a single cloud (typically in the same region).

Backup Immutability

Real Backup Immutability

Make backup copies immutable to prevent any accidental or malicious alteration. Veeam offers immutability for a broad set of on‑premises and cloud object storage options.

Access Security Only
Most BaaS competitors cannot make backup immutable, but only secure access (backup or storage administrators and technical support may delete backups). The few vendors that offer backup immutability do it only on AWS or Azure.

RPO

Any RPO

Fully customize backup schedules to achieve any RPO, even below one hour for your most critical data. Run multiple backup jobs with different backup frequencies, to deliver different RPO to different data sets (i.e. four‑hour RPO for Execs, 12‑hour RPO for VPs).

Fixed RPO
Most BaaS competitors do not let you customize backup schedules and backup typically runs once a day, rarely as low as every eight hours. Vendors rarely enable you to create several backup jobs with different RPO for different data sets.

Search

Powerful Search

Effortlessly find specific items in large backups, thanks to centralized search across mailboxes, OneDrives, sites, or Teams. Easily narrow search results thanks to numerous search filters and search filter combination.

Basic Search
BaaS competitors increase administrators’ workloads as they can rarely search for items across users or sites (search within one user at a time) and offer only few basic search filters.

Bulk Recovery

Simple Bulk Recovery

Effortlessly recover from disasters by restoring multiple mailboxes, OneDrives, or Teams in a single restore job (no need to manually create an individual restore job for each user).

No Bulk Recovery
Few vendors can restore multiple mailboxes, OneDrives, sites, or Teams in a single restore job, forcing you to create an individual restore job for each user, OneDrive, site, or Teams.

Recovery Options

Any Recovery Options

Effortlessly recover data in the most efficient way, no matter what, with the broadest set of 50+ recovery options

Fewer Recovery Options
BaaS competitors typically offer fewer restore to options, causing manual work in some scenarios.

Recovery Delegation

Powerful Self‑Service Restore Portal

Delegate restore tasks to end‑users or restore operators for all Microsoft 365 services; Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Teams. The Self‑Service restore portal setup is simple.

Limited Self‑Service Restore Portal
Half the BaaS competitors do not offer a Self‑Service restore portal. Some offer an end‑user portal for mailboxes and OneDrive only.

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 Partners

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.

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Competitive Bundle

Put an End to Microsoft 365 BaaS Vendors Complexity

Bundle Offerings:

  • Veeam Software vs. BaaS Competitors Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Cloud vs. BaaS Competitors Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 Overview
  • #1 Microsoft 365 Backup Interactive Demo

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8 Benefits of a Backup Service for Microsoft 365

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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.

ESG Technical Review of Veeam

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

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ESG Technical Review of Veeam

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

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