Veeam introduces BaaS for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure

October 24, 2023

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Veeam Software has announced two new offerings which combine the confidence and reliability of Veeam’s backup and restore capabilities with the ease-of-use of Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS).

Cirrus by Veeam, which is available now for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure customers, is said to provide a simple, flexible, reliable and powerful BaaS offering. It gives companies the option of simplifying the management and administration of their backup operations with all the resiliency of Veeam technology.

Veeam will launch a new, enhanced version of the BaaS offering in Q1 2024, available through Veeam service providers, the Microsoft Azure marketplace, and Veeam’s online store.

450,000 customers trust Veeam to protect their business and keep it running, which has led us to become the #1 global provider of data protection and ransomware recovery,” said Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam. “We’re now giving customers those trusted capabilities – for Microsoft 365 and for Microsoft Azure – delivered as a service. Through this new BaaS offering, customers have increased flexibility in how they wish to use Veeam to protect their business, whether in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid model.”

Veeam provides more options

Cirrus by Veeam was acquired from CT4 which developed the cloud-native service utilising Veeam’s data backup and ransomware recovery platform. Customers can now choose from several options in how they wish to utilise Veeam and manage their Microsoft 365 and Azure data:  

  • New Cirrus by Veeam: Delivers a simple, seamless SaaS experience, without having to manage the infrastructure or storage.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure: DeployVeeam’s existing software solutions for Microsoft 365 and Azure data protection and manage the infrastructure.
  • A backup service from a Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partner: Built on top of the Veeam platform, with value-added services unique to the provider’s area of expertise.

Cirrus Cloud Protect for Microsoft 365

Cirrus for Microsoft 365 builds on the Microsoft 365 backup solution – Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 – and delivers it as a service. It simplifies a customer’s backup strategy with software, infrastructure, and unlimited storage in an all-in-one cloud service, allowing organisations to leverage powerful data protection and security technology with a simple, seamless user experience.

  • Customiasble backup, flexible recovery options and powerful search capabilities.
  • Simplifies Microsoft 365 backup by providing everything a customer needs, bundled together at one price.
  • Keeps business-critical data protected with built-in immutability; no software to download or infrastructure to maintain.

Cirrus Cloud Protect for Microsoft Azure

Data on Microsoft Azure is exposed to the same cyber threats and data loss as anywhere else, and it’s the owner’s responsibility to protect it. Cirrus Cloud Protect for Microsoft Azure is a fully hosted and pre-configured solution that delivers proven, resilient backup and recovery.

  • Speed time to value by removing blockers like implementation, patching and remediating misconfigurations.
  • Leverage backup, security and FinOps best practices in a service built for Azure Well-Architected Framework.
  • Comprehensive, native protection with the most customizable RPOs and recovery to any location.

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