ESG: Delivering Quick Backup and Restores of Microsoft 365 Data

Wasabi Technologies and Veeam—Better Together

Chapter 1


This ESG Technical Validation documents the detailed evaluation of Wasabi with Veeam. We evaluated how the Wasabi secure cloud storage solution with the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 protects Microsoft 365 data from accidental deletion, security threats, and retention policy gaps; quickly restores individual Microsoft 365 items and files from the cloud; and meets legal and compliance requirements.

Chapter 2


Cloud data protection is the new norm, and IT still leads the charge for cloud services. However, with SaaS, data protection is a shared responsibility. SaaS vendors may provide uptime for the application and supporting infrastructure, but granular backup and restore of data stored in the applications is still the customers’ responsibility. ESG research shows that application-specific protection and recovery is top of mind when it comes to SaaS data protection. In addition, the majority of respondents to an ESG research survey (74%) stated that their organizations don’t use third-party tools to recover data, but instead rely on Microsoft 365 server/service recovery functionality to recover their data (see Figure 1).1

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