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Veeam and Microsoft to jointly develop AI solutions

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Mumbai: Veeam and Microsoft have announced an extended, five-year strategic partnership to jointly develop AI solutions for Veeam’s data protection and ransomware recovery platform. Under this partnership, Veem’s product family and Microsoft Copilot and AI services will be integrated to develop AI solutions for customers.

In addition, both companies will bring to market data protection for users of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure with the recently announced Veeam Data Cloud.

Through a multi-year engineering collaboration, Veeam and Microsoft will develop capabilities to keep organisations running in the face of increasing cybersecurity attacks, outages, and natural disasters. The combination of Veeam’s backup and recovery capabilities matched with the breadth of Microsoft’s innovation and scale will help customers ensure cyber resiliency.

“Organisations are driving transformation through investments in cloud computing and adoption of software-as-a-service,” said Anand Eswaran, Veeam’s CEO.

“Extending our partnership with Microsoft brings the benefits of Veeam technology – in both data protection and ransomware recovery – to even more customers using Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure. This partnership will also deliver incredible joint innovation, including bringing the capabilities of Microsoft Copilot to the Veeam product family,” added Eswaran.

Veeam protects 450,000 organisations and its solution for Microsoft 365 data protection provides the fastest data restores available, according to Eswaran.

“As customers continue moving to the cloud and adopt generative AI capabilities, protecting their data remains our top priority. Together with Veeam, we are already helping millions of users fully protect their business data across Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure,” said Judson Althoff, Microsoft’s EVP and CCO.

“I am pleased to build on our collaboration by combining Microsoft’s copilot and Azure with Veeam’s data protection solutions to help our customers back up, protect, and recover their data estate better and faster than ever before,” added Althoff.

Veeam and Microsoft Partnership Highlights:

The collaboration between the companies is expanding across multiple dimensions, including:

  • Joint development work to bring additional AI capabilities to Veeam’s backup and recovery products, including integrating Microsoft Copilot for automated data analysis, cost-effective insights powered by AI and easier data visualisation.
  • Integrated support of the latest APIs for Microsoft 365 Backup Storage to enable accelerated backup and restore speeds within Veeam’s backup for Microsoft 365.
  • Joint go-to-market activities to co-sell Veeam’s protection and recovery capabilities for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure customers.
  • Launch of new Veeam backup and recovery capabilities for Microsoft Azure.
  • Accelerating on-premises customer migration to the Veeam Data Cloud hosted on Azure. 
  • Customer migration to and protection of Azure Kubernetes Services with Kasten by Veeam.