Six reasons to choose Veeam for robust data backup and recovery
Any business that has experienced the horror of data loss knows the impacts can be far-reaching. As well as risking access to sensitive information, it can disrupt business-critical operations, compromise trust among customers and stakeholders, and cause sometimes irreversible financial setbacks. For SMEs who operate with reduced resources and tighter budgets, these consequences can be even more pronounced. So, how can enterprises truly safeguard their IT estates?
James Robinson, technical operations director at Fusion IT, explores how Veeam’s online backup services can help reduce the risk of data disasters…
From creating traditional offsite copies of valuable data, to now employing the multi-faceted 3-2-1 approach to backups — having three copies of files, two local but on different media, and one offsite — the characteristics of data protection and disaster recovery have changed significantly in recent years.
The growth in remote working, increasing proliferation of cyber security attacks and pace of digital transformation are some of the most obvious changes contributing to this shift. Web-based software and internal IT systems don’t just need to be accessible. They need to be agile and flexible too, able to adapt quickly to changes and new requirements, and keep threats posed by bad actors at bay. That’s where robust backup services come in.
What do online backup services do?
Key for boosting businesses’ data management strategies, cloud based backup solutions — also known as online backups, remote backups, or backup-as-a-service — protect company data by storing copies over the internet. Specialised cloud service providers will essentially replicate company files that are housed in remote servers or data centres, and ensure these are securely captured, encrypted, and stored in alternative virtual locations.
However, the geographical disparity of employees and systems today means that the security vulnerability gap is equally growing. As such, it’s important that enterprises look beyond central servers when implementing methods to protect their data.
A step up from more general strategies, endpoint backups take a holistic approach to data protection by safeguarding information contained on devices spanning an organisation’s entire network. This may include, for example, desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and more. While the scope of endpoint backup is included within many online backup services, this isn’t always the case. So, it’s essential to carefully review the features and specifications of each offering to make sure all bases are covered.
Why Veeam is a leading choice for SMEs
Providers are constantly vying for attention, which means it can be difficult to know which cloud backup solution is truly best-fit. However, with so many firms viewing a disaster recovery plan as an insurance policy (and rightly so!), it goes without saying that the groundwork must be laid — and fast. As with any investment, careful research and due diligence are paramount.
But when it comes to protecting businesses’ Microsoft 365 tenancy, there’s no other organisation we’d trust more to power our very own backup solution than Veeam. With a track record of delivering secure and reliable solutions speaking to its credibility, here are some of the comprehensive features that underpin Veeam’s industry-leading solution:
- Backup made easy
Veeam makes it possible for your Microsoft 365 data — including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams (such as backups for Teams chats) — to be automatically backed up on a regular basis. This shields your data from accidental deletions, malicious activity, and other events that could result in data loss. In the event of data loss, Veeam provides efficient and reliable recovery solutions to get operations back up and running smoothly.
- Retrieve what you need
You can conduct granular recovery with Veeam for specific items like emails, files, and folders, eliminating the need to restore the full dataset. With this flexibility, you can swiftly retrieve specific elements as required, to save on both time and effort.
- Lockdown for your data
Veeam Microsoft 365 Backup’s strong data protection methods can help fulfil security and compliance requirements. It uses encryption techniques to protect data while it is at rest and in transit, guaranteeing the highest level of confidentiality. Plus, by offering long-term retention and legal hold capabilities, it makes it easier to comply with industry standards.
- Find fast, solver faster
Veeam provides extensive search functionalities across your Microsoft 365 data to streamline the search and discovery process. You can quickly locate items for legal, compliance, or investigative purposes by executing intricate searches based on precise criteria.
- Smarter storage, smaller bills
Veeam uses efficient deduplication and compression methods to increase storage efficiency. As a result, storage costs are decreased, backup performance is improved, and data integrity is maintained throughout every project.
- Large or small, Veeam fits all
Tailored for organisations of varying sizes, Veeam is engineered to accommodate small businesses as well as large enterprises. Not only does it provide centralised management tools that make administration and monitoring jobs easier, it also offers scalability to handle growing data quantities.