Veeam Backup-as-a-Service for Microsoft 365 and Azure Users

Veeam® Software has made another significant move in the backup-as-a-service (BaaS) arena. They’ve announced the launch of Veeam Data Cloud, which is built on Microsoft Azure and fuses the confidence and reliability of the industry’s leading platform with the ease and accessibility of a cloud service.

Veeam Data Cloud provides backup-as-a-service (BaaS) for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure. It promises to enable radical resilience by harnessing powerful data protection and security technology, all packed in a user-friendly experience.

The Pioneers in Data Protection

In data protection and ransomware recovery, Veeam is a name to be reckoned with, long recognized as the #1 global provider.

With a presence in over 30 countries, a clientele spanning more than 450,000 businesses and a network of 35,000+ partners, Veeam is dedicated to providing robust security and unrestricted accessibility for hybrid cloud solutions.

This latest offering further reinforces this commitment, as it now grants Microsoft 365 and Azure users the benefits of Veeam’s esteemed data protection capabilities packaged in a convenient BaaS offering.

According to the Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2024, which surveyed 1,200 business and IT leaders on their IT and data protection strategies, including their plans for 2024 and beyond, 88% of enterprises were either very likely or almost certain to use a Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) or Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for at least some of their production servers.

Anand Eswaran, Veeam’s CEO, said, “These new as-a-service offerings, which are offered through the Veeam DataCloud, give companies the option of simplifying the management and administration of their backup operations with all the cyber resiliency and reliability of Veeam technology.”

So, let’s take a closer look at Veeam Data Cloud features.

Choices Abound for Veeam Customers

Veeam customers now can choose from dual options for their Microsoft and Azure data protection requirements:

  • Deploying Veeam’s traditional software solutions—Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure—and managing the infrastructure independently.
  • Opting for a backup service delivered by a Veeam service provider partner—a solution premised on Veeam’s framework but enhanced with distinctive value-adds from the provider.

The all-in-one Veeam Data Cloud on Azure combines Microsoft 365 and Azure services, blending Veeam’s trusted backup technology with the flexibility of cloud-based services.

Operating on Zero Trust principles, it utilizes Azure Blob Storage, ensuring backups are secure and separate from production environments. Continuously updated and maintained, this comprehensive service includes backup software, infrastructure, and storage, simplifying management and offering predictable costs.

Users can also streamline their backup processes and management operations while maintaining direct access and control over Microsoft 365 and Azure data.

“Veeam has always been a leader when it comes to building great technology,” said John Annand, Principal Research Director at Info-Tech Research Group. “IT professionals with years of experience and training have found Veeam products easy to configure for their on-premises environments. Veeam Data Cloud alleviates the need to find sought-after experienced professionals to get full value out of it, enabling those experienced professionals to delegate and focus on other tasks. Veeam Data Cloud delivers cyber resiliency and data protection wherever business needs dictate a workload should be put, rather than forcing all workloads to conform to one single safe haven.”

Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365

Veeam protects over 18 million Microsoft users. Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft 365 provides robust data protection and recovery solutions for Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business and Teams.

Notable features of this modern, simple cloud-hosted offering include:

  • Trusted, Industry-Leading Innovation: A data protection solution renowned for its comprehensiveness, boasting over a decade of continuous innovation and designed to scale seamlessly.
  • Modern, Secure, and Intuitive: Seamlessly manage backup jobs, perform complete restores, and gain valuable insights into Microsoft 365 through an intuitive web UI, ensuring a modern and secure user experience.
  • All-Inclusive Offering: Access everything you need, including software, backup infrastructure, and unlimited storage, all bundled together with ongoing maintenance provided by expert professionals.


Stuart Hudson, Global IT Infrastructure Senior Manager, Strategic Infrastructure Programs – AP at Sun Chemical, the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments, shared his experience, as the company relies on Microsoft 365 apps to exchange critical data. “Veeam Data Cloud protects this essential part of our environment, helping our employees work more productively and giving us an extra layer of cyber resilience. It also frees us from purchasing and managing our infrastructure for backups, translating into significant cost savings.”

Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure

Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure, Veeam’s first SaaS offering for Azure backup, provides fully hosted and pre-configured backup services for Azure VMs, Azure SQL and Azure Files.

Highlights for this service include:

  • Quick ROI: Accelerate time to value by eliminating barriers such as implementation, patching, and addressing misconfigurations
  • Enterprise Readiness: Leverage backup, security and FinOps best practices service built on Azure’s Well-Architected Framework
  • Confident Recoverability: Comprehensive, native protection with the most customizable RPOs and RTOs.

A Timely and Strategic Move

Businesses are always searching for robust, secure and flexible backup solutions. This need is even more pronounced when businesses rely heavily on powerful platforms like Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Phil Goodwin, research vice president at IDC, predicts that the data protection as-a-service market will grow at a 19.2% CAGR to $21.4 billion by 2026. He also emphasizes that “Veeam’s new BaaS offering for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 gives the company an immediate entry into this fast-growing market.”

As it stands, Veeam seems ready to confront and harness the complexities of the digital age, helping businesses operate with security and confidence.