This has been a pretty big question on people’s minds as we have been running through the sales cycle and tender processes with different prospects and customers, now Veeam have an answer to this.
What is Office365
In my opinion the biggest use case for anyone moving to an Office 365 model for their Enterprise business applications, comes down to the business looking for Enterprise features without maintaining onsite infrastructure, backend redundancy, email, office, and collaboration. But also being able to achieve 99% SLAs with a scalable storage solution.
This then leads me into the Why and How Veeam are doing here to help customers achieve a full availability experience when utilising either On-Premises Exchange environments, or as many have already taken the plunge into using Public Cloud offerings.
The Why and How
Maintain access to your email and ensure Availability to your users through the following:
• Securely back up Office 365 email data
• Quickly recover individual mailbox items with best-of-breed granularity
• Efficiently perform eDiscovery of email archives with flexible recovery and export options
The key concept of this product announcement is Office 365, clearly the way a lot of organisations are heading, the ability to work anywhere, at any time without that requirement to manage an On-Premises Exchange infrastructure. Sounds great right, although this doesn’t substitute the requirement of having a local backup of your emails!
This is exactly what Veeam have brought to the table with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. The ability to control your data from a protection point of view but offering granular recovery options.
As mentioned in the first part of this post, Office 365 can span both the public cloud and a private cloud, this could be a business decision to run in this solution or it could part of a migration process. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 protects this hybrid architecture also bringing a uniformed recovery process.
UPDATE – You can find the lastest updates and news regarding the Office 365 tool – https://go.veeam.com/backup-microsoft-office-365
Keep an eye out for further posts regarding the announcements from Veeam this week.