Demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Accelerates as Enterprises Move to the Cloud

Veeam Software, Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced that it has experienced strong – and accelerating – demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 since the product’s initial release. Over 25,000 organizations have downloaded the software, representing in aggregate more than 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 users. From Q2 2017 to Q3 2017, sales for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 grew 83 percent.  e of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5, at 327 percent, accelerating Veeam’s overall momentum – and reporting four consecutive quarters of growth.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 provides organizations additional options to protect their data on top of the automatic data replication Microsoft provides across its data centers, as well as native resiliency controls available in Office 365. This combination lets companies have complete control of their data and ensure availability to their users.

As enterprises look to place more critical services in the cloud, there is a huge opportunity for those able to deliver the data protection and availability needed in this environment; Veeam is poised to lead this market.

“It’s a big mistake to think that enterprises no longer need to be concerned about ensuring availability and protecting their data in the cloud,” said Paul Mattes, Vice President of Global Cloud Group at Veeam. “As organizations increasingly move to cloud-based applications like Microsoft Office 365, they need to clearly identify and understand who is responsible for what. For example, Microsoft takes on management of the infrastructure built underneath Office 365 while companies have complete control over its data to ensure availability to users and meet the needs of compliance and legal requirements.”

“Organizations are moving key business applications onto SaaS based platforms and the rapid growth of Microsoft Office 365 adoption is a key indicator of this trend,” said Asanga Wanigatunga, Senior Director, APJ – Global Cloud Group at Veeam. “The SaaS platform takes on the responsibility of application uptime and associated infrastructure components however, the data within the application platform remains the customers’ responsibility - to manage and protect - which makes Veeam a partner of choice to enable this. This empowers businesses to now de-risk the loss of critical information either via malicious or un-intentional deletion and also helps organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements based on their industry requirements.”

Recognized as a finalist for Microsoft Partner of the Year (Application Development), Veeam has taken an aggressive position in this market by adapting quickly to this new and rapidly growing market opportunity with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

The new release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5 has resulted in a large influx of Enterprise adoption due to several sizable scalability enhancements, led by a multi-repository, multi-tenant architecture addition which enables protection of large enterprise Office 365 deployments with a single installation. Vodafone Espana, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Fresno County Sheriff Department IT team, College Success Foundation, and the City of Mairie de Versailles are all leveraging the scalability and reliability of the Veeam solution. In addition, this new release provides the ability for 18,000 Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) Partners to offer Office 365 backup services to enable their clients to protect critical email data in the event of a malicious attack, human error or outage.

Veeam is also seeing strong usage via hybrid email deployments. Veeam enables enterprises to back up Office 365 email data as well as on-premises exchange with the same solution. Customers can store the data in their choice of location, whether that’s in a public cloud like Microsoft Azure or on-premises. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 simplifies management of a hybrid email deployment and migrates mailbox data and users between Office 365 and on-premises Exchange.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is licensed on an annual subscription basis with a special introductory price starting at US$18 per user per year with additional discounts for multi-year subscription. All subscription licenses are sold per user and include Production 24x7 Support.

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·         Learn more about Veeam’s six critical reasons why organizations need to backup Office 365 data.

“SaaS usage has uncovered unique internal and external security threats, as well as all-too-common data deletion scenarios and retention policy gaps. We see a rapidly growing opportunity to provide much-needed data protection services for a wide range of infrastructures and applications – which is why we are excited about Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365," said  Thierry Schaal, Cloud Solution Manager at Adista, a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider partner

“Veeam guarantees our Office 365 data is backed up and stored locally so it’s available 24.7.365. Veeam provides us with the peace of mind that we remain in control of our company’s data, and we’re covered from a legal and compliance perspective," said Karen St. Clair, IT Manager at Columbia Power & Water Systems

“We were concerned that, while Microsoft provides high availability, that does not mean data recoverability in the event a mailbox, say, was corrupted or deleted. With Veeam Backup for Office 365 we now have peace of mind with local backup copies. Having Office 365 backup in tandem with our current Veeam implementation was a no-brainer.” said Justin Durrant, Sr. Systems Engineer at Noble Conservation Solutions

“We see managed backup services for Microsoft Office 365 customers as an exciting revenue-generating opportunity for our organization. As workloads continue to move from on premises deployments to cloud-based environments, customers need to ensure the data is backed up. We can provide the data protection services so our customers can focus on meeting the unique needs of their business," said  William Bell, VP of Products at phoenixNAP Global IT Services, a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider partner