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Getting started with Veeam Backup for Microsoft O365

Are your employees working flexibly with Microsoft Office 365 already? This new way of working is essential to the modern workplace – and at Xylos, we like our workplaces as modern as possible. But do you know what Microsoft’s and your company’s responsibilities are? The Office 365 Shared Responsibility model breaks it down for you.

“With Office 365, it’s your data. You own it. You control it”

- The Office 365 Trust Center

As an IT company, you’re responsible for your own data traffic. Microsoft offers a range of services to boost your business, but unfortunately, creating backups of your Office 365 data isn’t part of the deal. That’s where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 comes in. With this model, you’ll never again have to worry about losing access to or control of your Office 365 data. This includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, so your data are always available and secure.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 lets you back up your data and store everything in your preferred location (on-premises, in the public cloud or with a service provider).

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in a nutshell:

  • You no longer need to worry about business data getting lost;
  • You’re not at risk of human errors, such as users accidentally deleting their data;
  • You achieve the Office 365 data retention required by the company;
  • You’re better protected against internal and external security threats;
  • You meet your company’s legal and compliancy needs;
  • If a calamity should occur, you can restore your data using the traditional methods in Veeam. Your data will be pulled from the backup and used to restore the data in the cloud.

Does Microsoft back up my data?

The Office 365 backup and retention policy only offers limited data protection and is not a viable alternative for a complete backup solution. These settings often evolve as well, which makes managing and monitoring them an extremely complex task.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is much more than a backup model: it provides access to and control over all Office 365 data (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business). The system helps you recover your data in a quicker, easier and more reliable way – and it lives up to Veeam’s excellent reputation.

What do I need for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365?

  • You’ll need an internet connection and a location where you want to store your backups. The required bandwidth and space depends on the frequency with which you back up your data and the amount of changed data. Xylos will help you estimate the required amounts accurately.
  • Veeam Backup for Office 365 is licensed separately from Veeam Backup & Replication. You’ll need one licence for each active user.


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