Veeam Backup for Office 365 Other Advice

Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Honestly speaking, lots of people just look at it from a business point of view. They say, "I just have a business need. I just want to backup my Office 365 data." But they don't take much concern into what that also requires. Generally speaking, from a backup point of view, the biggest concern is what percentage of data you'd like to backup and the capacity of this data. Also consider what the recovery point objectives are, meaning how frequently do you want to do backups. What kind of retention policy are you trying to achieve? The shorter the retention policy, the smaller the storage capacity you need, and the lower the cost of the solution. At the same time, some people are tied by their clients and by specific retention policies. So, tell people they need to archive their backups into deduplication appliances to save on the cost of long-term archival. However, that's not natively possible with Veeam backup for Office 365 yet. I believe it can be done manually, though. That's what clients need to be careful of and the really important part is to make sure they have enough storage for what they are trying to achieve as they prepare their backup plan. The internet bandwidth for this also needs to be considered. It is best to have a dedicated channel for this. Think about the use of backups and make sure it is properly sized. Then they should be good to go. They should be worrying about the details, the sizing, and design of the solution to fit their needs. Other than that, so long as that process goes well, it should be pretty seamless after that. This product is a really decent product so it would be unfair for me to rate it because I'm not familiar with other products that compete with it. Generally speaking from my experience, this solution is very good, but it also has some room for improvement. On the other hand, it's tough because the product is really amazing. It's just really new. I'm pretty sure the improvements will come along the way. I'll give it a nine out of ten. View full review »
Computer Scientist at a tech services company
Other people who are considering this solution will probably be good to go with it if it solves what they want it to do. Even without improvement, the program is really simple to use. I think sometimes it takes a long time to learn new programs and it really shouldn't be necessary when you are doing a simple thing. People who are in doubt should just try it to compare with other solutions because it is really good. They will find out quickly how it compares. At the moment I think we have all we need for backing up our Office 365 emails reliably, we have a solid solution with this product so I don't see any reason it would have to change. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a nine. It is very near to getting a ten, but it isn't perfect. I give it a nine instead of a ten to leave the company a little room to improve the product interface. View full review »
Nitin Gunnoo
Senior Support Engineer at Rogers Capital Technology Services
We are a consultancy and we also handle implementation and support. We use an on-premises deployment model. For those considering implementing the solution, I would say to just go for it. We really like it. We are a Veeam consumer, so we use Veeam for our data center backup ourselves and offer it to our clients as well. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. View full review »
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Systems Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a Veeam partner. We handle the on-premises deployment model. If you are a company that needs simple virtualizations and if you don't have very complex applications, I would recommend the solution. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. It's not quite suitable for complex systems. If you have, for example, a CSS share, you can't backup using Veeam. View full review »
Shay Hyams
Pre-sales Engineer at Dorcom
I would rate it a nine out of ten. View full review »
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
The program has been working really well for us. On a scale of one to ten, my rating will be an eight. View full review »
GildasDa Matha Sant'Anna
I would rate this solution a six out of ten. View full review »
Anshudhar Srivastava
Sr.Solutions Architect -IT Infra & Cloud Technologies at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a perfect, mature product. View full review »
Boris Gollwitzer
Technology Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's a good solution that works and we can rely on. I would definitely recommend it. We are resellers and we prefer this solution. I would rate it an eight out of ten. View full review »
IT Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would rate this solution as eight out of ten. I recommended it. View full review »
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