Although SaaS‑based backup vendors provide benefits such as easy deployment and management, these benefits come at a sacrifice. They do not offer the flexibility or functionality necessary to tailor data protection to specific business needs.

Top reasons organizations choose Veeam® over SaaS‑based backup vendors for Microsoft 365

Veeam benefits

SaaS‑based backup vendors limitations

Infrastructure freedom
Complete flexibility
Choose any infrastructure that fits a business need and change it whenever required with support for nearly any cloud or hardware platform.
Vendor lock‑in
SaaS vendors typically limit the cloud options and may force customers to use their cloud. Changes are rarely possible after setup.
Backup flexibility
Customizable backup
Deliver the appropriate level of protection to different users according to the business value of their data.
Non‑customizable backup
Backup frequency is rarely flexible with SaaS vendors, preventing organizations from delivering the right level of protection to their different users.
Recovery flexibility
Many recovery options
Minimize business downtime by recovering data in the way that makes the most sense, no matter the kind of data loss.
Limited recovery options
Limited ability to minimize downtime after data loss, as data may not be recoverable exactly as needed by an organization.
Disaster recovery
Simple disaster recovery
Recover from a disaster with minimal downtime and a few clicks, no matter the amount of data or number of users to recover.
Poor disaster recovery
Inability to minimize downtime after a disaster due to labor‑intensive restore operations for large groups of users.
Reliable vendor
Complete vendor
Simplify data protection by protecting all your workloads with a single platform. Get lots of user resources and unmatched customer services, thanks to a team of 4,500 backup experts.
Limited vendor
Unnecessary complexity, as these vendors typically require separate 3rd party tools to protect workloads beyond SaaS. Few, if not rare, customer resources or services, due to a very limited staff.

Veeam is the choice for more than 400K organizations around the world.

of Fortune 500 1
Gartner Peer Insights
Star Distinction 2

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  1. Veeam Leads Cloud Data Management Market as it Kicks Off 2019 with Q1 Double‑Digit Growth
  2. 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, as of 05/29/2019 based on 696 ratings. Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end‑user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.