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White Paper VBO v4: agnostic approach and cloud ready

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As of the 23rd of December a new White Paper VBO v4 (Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365) is available from the Veeam Resources library. It covers the latest best practices on how to protect Microsoft Office 365 Data. Your Data. Microsoft Office 365 provides an unmatched flexibility within their Office 365 cloud services. The latest white paper VBO v4 highlights the benefits of pairing with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and presents the latest practices for optimal deployment and configurations. The current white paper VBO v4 release adds more details about Cloud integrations and Service Providers deployments.

The latest Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 release has been engineered with speed and agnostic approach. With speed in mind, the VBO v4 leverages the modern Microsoft APIs for Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive. While still maintaining access to the previous ones for legacy platforms and protocols, VBO seamlessly protects Online, Hybrid and On-premises infrastructures. VBO v4 uses an agnostic approach and can run from any location (On-premises, Private and Public Cloud) with exactly the same level of protection for your data.

VBO v4 maintains the same hardware agnostic approach with storage as well. In fact, it can leverage DAS, SAN, SMB and Object storage too. Irrespective of where the VBO v4 is running it can store and read the data from any blob storage platform in the Private and Public Cloud offerings. It incorporates the native APIs for:

  • Azure Blob
  • Amazon S3
  • IBM Cloud
  • S3 compatible

There are more improvements and benefits including but not limited to the ability to spread the workloads over several backup accounts without necessarily affecting the Microsoft throttling policies for the Office 365 tenants. Improved set of PowerShell native command-lets to fully automate and orchestrate every single aspect of the VBO v4 deployments. Developers can also benefit from a richer ecosystem of RESTFul APIs to build a custom VBO Portal serving Self-Restores capabilities and more.

Security is another important aspect in mind: All VBO components communications are always encrypted. All communication between Microsoft Office 365 and VBO are always encrypted. Service Providers offering VBO v4 for their BaaS (Backup as a Service) benefit from secure connections as well.

VBO v4 perfectly integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication to further extend its capabilities with:

  • GFS (GrandFather-Father-Son) scenario with item level granular restore from backup copies into other locations and formats
  • Seamlessly migrate to different and several infrastructures types (Cloud and On-Premises) choosing every time the best fit. No In\Egress charges are operated at any time
  • Free from any vendor lock-in


What’s included in the latest white paper VBO v4?

The latest Veeam White Paper VBO v4 is enriched with new content and updated content. The following is an extract for the entire table of content:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
    • On-premises deployment
    • Public cloud deployments
    • Service providers for single-tenants (exclusive mode)
    • Service providers for multi-tenants (shared mode)
  • General deployment principles
    • Infrastructure components
    • Prerequisites
    • General infrastructure recommendations
  • Deployment models
    • Architecture for on-premises deployment
    • Architecture for Microsoft Azure Cloud
    • Architecture for public cloud
    • Architecture for service providers (exclusive mode)
    • Architecture for service providers (shared mode)
    • Web portal integration
    • Configuration maximums
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 infrastructure planning
    • VBO server
    • VBO proxy
    • VBO repository
  • Storage provisioning for Microsoft Office 365 backup data
    • Supported data retention types
    • Microsoft Exchange backup
    • Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive backup
    • Considerations about Blob Storage
  • Operational guidelines for backup and restore jobs
    • Backup job considerations
    • Restore job considerations
    • Office 365 throttling policy
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 protection
  • Summary
  • About Veeam Software

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