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Veritas Backup Exec is selected as Microsoft Preferred Solution

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I’m proud to share that our Veritas Backup Exec solution is now designated as a Preferred Solution by Microsoft for its quality, performance, and ability to address customer needs.

We have worked closely with Microsoft to ensure that our solution is the perfect fit for Azure. However, Microsoft ultimately determines which solutions can be designated as Microsoft Preferred Solution and feature the Blue Ribbon seal of approval.

With the Microsoft Preferred Solution designation for Backup Exec, our joint customers can confidently implement a protection strategy, tailored to their needs, with customizable Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Microsoft Azure, to further optimize their protection and cost.

The latest version of Backup Exec (20.6) empowers organizations of any size to tailor their data protection with trusted and seamless support, wherever their data resides, be it on-prem or in the cloud.


Veritas shares more than 30 years of collaboration with Microsoft, allowing customers to meet increasingly stricter and tighter data protection and disaster recovery objectives.

Market-leading Backup Exec already had the certification for Microsoft Azure, and this new Microsoft Preferred Solution designation once again proves our superior capabilities for Azure.










Tight integration with Microsoft and our capabilities is key to the Preferred Solution designation, which includes:

  • Data visibility across all data: virtual, physical, and cloud
  • Optimized cloud storage costs with reduced data risks through greater visibility
  • Simplified workload migration to and from Azure
  • DRaaS: Leverage Azure as a disaster recovery target
  • Unified data protection for on-premises and Azure-based workloads

Veritas and Microsoft are working closely together to offer customers flexible options for protecting their business-critical information, allowing them to achieve rapid data recovery at low operational costs. Customers will also benefit from Veritas' long term strategy to broadly support any upcoming new workload in the future.

Microsoft Preferred Solution

According to Microsoft:

A Microsoft preferred solution is a cloud application selected for its quality, performance, and ability to address customer needs in a certain industry vertical or solution area. A team of Microsoft experts validates solutions from partners with specific proven competencies and capabilities. These solutions are featured in our cloud marketplace storefronts, Azure Marketplace, and AppSource, as well as in the Azure portal. Preferred solutions on AppSource can be discovered by industry verticals. Preferred solutions on Azure Marketplace and the Azure portal can be discovered across horizontal solution categories.


To learn more about how Veritas implements Azure to improve user productivity and business agility, visit our dedicated Azure webpage, and download the datasheet:

 Backup Exec on Azure Marketplace:

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