Why Choose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7?

Veeam has released v7 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and in this article, we are going to take a look at why you should choose Veeam to back up your critical Microsoft 365 environment and highlight some of our favorite features of the new version.

Why should you back up your Microsoft environment?

There is a general misunderstanding that Microsoft backs up M365 data, but this is YOUR responsibility.

Microsoft does a great job in providing a highly available and stable platform, with stored data, but they (along with many other SaaS applications) do not guarantee a comprehensive backup and recovery process of your M365 data if disaster does strike. Without having any additional protection in place, you run the risk of several vulnerabilities, including:

  1. Accidental deletion
  2. Retention policy gaps and confusion
  3. Internal security threats
  4. External security threats
  5. Legal and compliance requirements
  6. Managing hybrid email deployments and migrations to Microsoft 365
  7. Teams’ data structure

Read more the 7 Reasons Why Microsoft 365 Backup is Critical here. 

Why Veeam?

Veeam is the number one provider of Microsoft 365 backup with over 13 million protected users worldwide. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 eliminates the risk of losing access to your Microsoft 365 data including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams.

You can securely back up Office 365 to any location, whether on-premises or in cloud object storage, including locations like Amazon S3, Azure Blob, IBM Cloud, or S3 compatible providers. You can also have it managed as-a-service.

What are the new features of v7?

Backup Copy Immutability

Leverage backup copies with immutability, giving you peace of mind that your Microsoft 365 data is safe from ransomware attacks. Store immutable copies on ANY object storage repository.

Advanced Monitoring and Reporting

This latest version includes integration for advanced monitoring and reporting through Veeam ONE (v12), allowing you to proactively monitor Microsoft 365 backup and storage resources, receive alerts to help you resolve issues immediately, and leverage SLA reports to ensure you can meet RPOs and stay compliant.

Increased Control for Leveraging BaaS

Version 7 now gives you increased control when you leverage BaaS for Microsoft 365 backups with a Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partner, like Covenco. Tenants will gain the autonomy to create backups, monitor protected data, and recover anytime without service provider assistance.

Self-service Restore Portal Enhancements

The self-service restore portal now supports Microsoft Teams and the services like Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business. Users can now choose their own individual restore points as needed and restore SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business folders.

Why Covenco for BaaS for Microsoft 365?

Covenco is a Veeam Platinum Veeam Cloud Service Provider (VCSP), that offers Veeam-powered solutions to protect and manage all your data, including critical SaaS applications like Microsoft 365 so that you’re protected against accidental deletion, security threats, retention policy gaps, and more.

With clear-cut visibility and reporting, you gain the confidence of knowing you will meet SLAs around legal and compliance requirements with advanced search capabilities to perform eDiscovery on mailboxes, files, or sites.

With Covenco, you can rest assured that you are working with a highly accredited Veeam partner which holds a Veeam Customer Ready Competency for BaaS for Microsoft 365, as well as some of the other benefits such as:

  • A Fully managed backup service
  • Fully secure (ISO 27001), UK Data Centres
  • Customer restores via Veeam Explorers and a secure Veeam Cloud Connect connection
  • Cost benefits, no infrastructure, no hidden charges
  • One Veeam Backup for M365 license per M365 licensed user
  • License includes protection for Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive & Teams
  • Shared mailboxes are protected at no additional cost
  • Special license options for the Education sector

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