Ensure Business Continuity with Complete Protection of Office 365 Data

Office 365 Backup Need Creates Business Opportunity

VMware Cloud Providers can expand their business and revenue with Microsoft Office 365 Protection As-a-Service. This new service opportunity addresses the urgent need to backup and protect business-critical Office 365 data. As an integrated solution, Cloudian® and Veeam make it easy to manage and profitably deliver this service with VMware Cloud Director (VCD).

Although Microsoft Office 365 protects data from site or device failure, none of this data is backed up. This means there is no protection of data if it is accidentally deleted or maliciously attacked. Without adequate protection, adverse business impacts from Office 365 data loss or attack can be immeasurable.


Cloudian HyperStore® and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (VBO), integrated with VMware Cloud Director provides a simple, cost-effective service to protect Office 365 data. This integrated solution provides the access controls, data backups and data security that protects data from accidental deletion, rogue employees, and malware.

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Cloudian provides a scalable and secure storage target for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. With multi-tenancy, QoS and billing, Cloudian integrates and scales seamlessly with VMware Cloud Director for one or more locations.

Cloudian HyperStore is the industry’s leading S3-compatible storage platform and available from VMware. HyperStore integrates with Veeam VBO as well as VMware Cloud Director. Veeam VBO enables Office 365 backups to be stored directly with Cloudian storage, providing a fast and secure data protection solution for Cloud
Provider customers. This includes an immediately accessible backup copy at 70% less cost than public cloud and traditional solutions.

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

Complete Protection for Office 365 Data

Veeam 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 secure, cost-effective storage target for VBO backups. Backups are offloaded directly onto HyperStore, fully protecting business-critical Office 365 data from accidental deletion, security threats and retention policy gaps, ensuring business continuity.

High-Speed Recovery

Microsoft Office 365 Suite Protection As-a-Service service enables fast backup and restore of all Office 365 data in a fraction of the time required for public cloud storage, supporting 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.


service delivers extensive security to safeguard your Cloud tenant’s business-critical Office 365 assets. Veeam and Cloudian connect via HTTPs using SSL to protect data in flight. Data at rest is protected using multiple 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
  • Secure shell, integrated firewall, and RBAC/IAM access controls


With Cloudian HyperStore as the Veeam VBO backup target, the protection service can be flexibly designed to offer data durability of up to 14-nines to protect Office 365 data with integrated replication and erasure coding features. Administrator-set parameters enables data protection configuration to meet specific SLA and cost objectives. Policy-based data management provides fine-grain control of data placement across data center locations.

VMware Cloud Service Provider Ready

Cloudian HyperStore was designed from the start with service provider features including multi-tenant resource pooling with integrated management tools such as billing and quality of service controls, making it a revenue-ready service for your Office 365 users. 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.

Hybrid / Multi-Cloud

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

Cloud Economics — Up to 70% Less Cost than Public Cloud

Cloudian HyperStore is a scale-out object storage system that provides fast, cost-effective backup and archive storage at 70% less cost than public cloud storage or traditional storage options. The scale-out architecture lets you start small and grow — paying only for what you use — rather than consuming cash for capacity purchases ahead of demand. A software-defined-storage model gives you the option of deploying on the hardware of your choice, or on Cloudian’s pre-configured storage appliances.

Veeam Qualified

Cloudian is Veeam Qualified to ensure trouble-free integration. Veeam native support for the S3 API via
the Cloud Tier enables seamless integration with Cloudian HyperStore.

VMware Integrated

Cloudian Hyperstore integrates and scales seamlessly with VMware Cloud Director via the VMware Object Storage Extension (VOSE) plugin, making this simple to set up and deploy.


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 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

  • VMware-validated storage
  • Veeam Object Ready qualified
  • Proven in Veeam deployments worldwide

Modular and Limitlessly Scalable

  • Start small and expand without downtime

Cloud Compatible

  • S3-compatible storage
  • Replication to public cloud for DR
  • Compatible with AWS, Azure, GCP

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