Microsoft Office 365’s Veeam Backup Adoption Accelerates 327% in Q4

The new release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5 has resulted in a large influx of Enterprise adoption

Digital technologies are today disrupting business models and transforming entire industries. Enterprises are being faced with the reality of moving to the cloud and hold business continuity and data security as top priorities. In this context, Veeam Software has announced momentum in the demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 since the product’s initial release. The software company noted a surge in revenue, reporting 327 percent quarter–over–quarter revenue growth of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, making it the most successful fiscal year for Veeam’s Cloud business, reporting 50 per cent YoY revenue gains and 18,000 Veeam Cloud & Service Providers.

From Q2 2017 to Q3 2017, sales for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 grew 83 per cent with more than 25,000 organizations, representing 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, having downloaded Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to protect their data.

“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.”

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 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.

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 and 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.


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