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Does Microsoft Protect Microsoft 365 Data?
Veeam News, Monday, September 11,2023
Welcome back to the second part of our three-part blog series, where we continue to revisit what leading IT analyst firm, Gartner, suggests for protecting Microsoft 365. In the first post, we looked at what Gartner identified as risks associated with Microsoft 365.

This included:
  • Human error: Compromised accounts and accidental deletion or data misplacement are among the factors contributing to this risk.
  • Malware/virus/ransomware: Resilient ransomware can pivot to SaaS storage and alter file versions, leading to data destruction.
  • Hacking (internal/external): Threat actors with malicious intent.
  • Programmatic errors or flaws: Unintended effects, misconfigurations or data loss within an organization.
  • Disgruntled users: Significant insider threats that have the potential for substantial damage that can go undetected for long periods.

Now, let's delve into what Microsoft does to protect Microsoft 365 data versus what they expect subscribers to do.

Going Under The Hood Of The Newest Veeam Backup For Salesforce
Veeam News, Wednesday, September 13,2023
Just around a week ago, we released a new version for Veeam Backup for Salesforce (VBSF) and have been seeing a warm reception from our customers.

As the fog has cleared a bit, it's finally a good time to get deeper into the product itself and see it in action. You might already know that this version has many new capabilities and under-the-hood enhancements, and I'd like to talk about my favorites. Join me as we sit down and tackle them by going through the major buckets, starting with security.

You may have seen the big news from Cisco and Nutanix, who recently announced a global partnership to simplify business actions within the hybrid and multi-cloud. Veeam has had longstanding alliance relationships with both Cisco and Nutanix, working with both companies on technical-level integrations and co-innovations and business-level collaborative sales relationships. Veeam looks forward to working with Cisco and Nutanix in their new global strategic partnership.

As you know, Veeam is the leading data protection platform for Cisco's existing HyperFlex hyperconverged offering. Veeam and Cisco began our alliance partnership in 2013, and over the past 10 years, we have developed numerous integrations and solutions, including:
  • Storage snapshot integration with HyperFlex
  • Reference architectures for UCS and FlexPod
  • Cisco Validated Designs for HyperFlex, FlashStack and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) on HyperFlex

Veeam is also the leading data protection platform for Nutanix, enabling the backup and recovery of all virtual machine workloads running on Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure.

Mastering Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy
Veeam News, Thursday, September 14,2023
Hybrid cloud infrastructures represent a strategic blend of on-premises and cloud-based resources, offering organizations the flexibility to optimize their IT environments for various workloads and business needs. This approach enables businesses to modernize, harnessing the scalability, agility and cost-efficiency of the cloud without deprecating on-premises investments.

While many didn't 'plan' or 'strategize' to have hybrid cloud architectures, they have become indispensable in the modern business landscape. Many organizations require agility and scalability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions, handle fluctuating workloads and accelerate innovation. As a cost center, IT often faces blockers to experimentation and development, getting trapped in break/fix and 'keeping the light on' activities

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