Ensure business continuity with complete on-prem protection of Office 365 data

Challenge

Microsoft Office 365 enables your enterprise to work anywhere, anytime without the need to host your own email, files and content management infrastructure. But this does not replace your responsibility to backup business-critical Office 365 data.

Microsoft Office 365 offers geo-redundancy, which protects your data from site or device failure. But it does not replace backup. With geo-redundancy alone, you have limited recovery options if your data is accidentally deleted or maliciously attacked.

Solution

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (VBO) paired with Cloudian HyperStore provides a cost-effective solution to protect your Office 365 data. With Veeam and Cloudian, you have the access controls, data backups and data security that protect you from accidental deletion, rogue employees, and malware.

Cloudian is the industry’s leading on-prem, S3-compatible storage platform. From VBO, Office 365 backups are stored directly to Cloudian, providing a fast, on-premises disk-based data protection solution. You have an immediately accessible backup copy within the security of your data center, at 70% less cost than traditional solutions. Because Veeam VBO v4 offers native support for the S3 API, Cloudian integration is seamless.

The combined solution provides fast RPO/RTO, while eliminating the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data — including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.

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Cloudian HyperStore provides a scalable, cost-effective backup target for VBO v4. Veeam’s native support for the S3 API ensures seamless integration with Cloudian.

Complete Protection for Office 365 Data

VBO v4 (and higher) adds native support for the S3 API, allowing for seamless integration with Cloudian HyperStore. HyperStore’s exabyte-scalable storage platform provides a cost-effective, on-premises storage target for VBO backups. Backups are offloaded directly onto HyperStore, fully protecting your business-critical Office 365 data from accidental deletion, security threats and retention policy gaps, ensuring business continuity.

office 365 disaster recoveryFor disaster recovery, replicate data between sites using Cloudian’s integrated data management features. Use Veeam Explorer to browse, search and selectively export items (emails, mailboxes, notes, contacts, etc.) directly from Veeam backups at any location.

High-Speed Recovery

Cloudian provides a local, disk-based object storage target for VBO over your local, high-speed network. The solution lets you backup and restore of all your Office 365 data in a fraction of the time required for public cloud storage, leading to enhanced Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). The solution also supports the recovery of individual Office 365 items and files with industry-leading recovery flexibility.

Security

The solution delivers extensive security to safeguard your business-critical Office 365 assets. Veeam and Cloudian connect via HTTPs using SSL to protect your data in flight. Data at rest may be protected using various Cloudian features including:

  • Data encryption and transparent key management
  • AES-256 server-side encryption for data stored at rest
  • Fine-grained storage policies at an object and bucket-level
  • Role-based access controls with specified levels of access
  • Audit trail logging
  • Object Lock-based WORM (Write Once Read Multiple) for data immutability

Resiliency

The solution offers data durability of up to 14-nines to protect your Office 365 data. Integrated replication or erasure coding features protect data from either device failure or site failure. Administrator-set parameters let you configure data protection to meet specific SLA and cost objectives. Policy-based data management provides fine-grain control of data placement across data centers.

MSP Ready

The solution supports multi-tenancy, allowing multiple users on a single, shared infrastructure without compromising security. Veeam provides role-based access control to the data, while Cloudian provides logical separation for each user to ensure that data cannot be accessed by other users unless access permission is explicitly granted. In addition, the solution also supports metering, billing and QoS, making it a revenue-ready solution for MSPs to offer as part of an as-a-service model.

Hybrid / Multi-Cloud

Both Cloudian and Veeam support hybrid cloud / multi-cloud deployments. Policy-based tiering can be configured to tier from HyperStore to public cloud for capacity expansion and offsite storage for disaster recovery.

Cloud Economics — Up to 70% Less Cost than Conventional Solution

With the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, Cloudian drives down the cost of on-prem, disk-based storage to as little as ½¢ per GB/month, including support.

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SOLUTION BENEFITS

Complete Protection for Office 365

  • Complete and secure backup for Office 365 data on-premises
  • Protection from accidental deletion, security threats and retention policy gaps

Local Storage

  • Fast restore from disk-based backup target
  • Superior RPO/RTO

Secure

  • Secure solution with access controls and audit logging
  • Encrypted data in motion and data-at-rest.

Lowest TCO

  • 1/3 the cost of public cloud or traditional enterprise storage
  • 30% lower TCO than tape

Trouble-Free Integration

  • Veeam Object Ready qualified
  • Proven in Veeam deployments worldwide

Modular and Limitlessly Scalable

  • Start small and expand without downtime

Cloud Compatible

  • Replication to public cloud for DR
  • Compatible with AWS, Azure, GCP

Adding Cloudian Object Storage to Your Veeam Backup for Office 365

This video shows how to create repositories in Veeam Backup for Office 365 and connect them to a secure on-prem Cloudian HyperStore target for complete Office365 suite protection.