Microsoft Office 365 is fast becoming a standard in business. Yet, while Microsoft focuses on data availability, they fall short in terms of data recoverability. Simply put, Office 365 isn’t a backup solution.
Backup for Office 365 is built to help you:
As businesses like yours continue to move more of their critical workloads to Office 365, the need to evaluate procedures for “what if” scenarios become even more important. As you will be experiencing, the nature of Office 365 is that you rely on Microsoft to provide you with a service that is highly available, ideally across multiple data centres. However it is important to be aware of what options exist for events where data is lost, the most common being user error.
While there is a common theme across the various Office 365 services where you are able to restore items as long as you meet Microsoft’s or your own organisation's retention policies, you or your admins need to be ready in the event of the worst-case scenario. In addition, Microsoft’s data retention options are purely focused on the deletion of items versus the integrity of the data. In reality, the Office 365 service provides you with high availability access to your files, but does not account for events where data becomes corrupted. This is where you might want to consider 0ur Backup for Offcie 365, a 3rd party SaaS backup solution for Office 365 that can help you recover your data back to a non-corrupted state.
Ensuring that your data is recoverable - and recoverable quickly and easily - should be at the top of your to-do list this year. The native functionality within Office 365 above has limits, and the only surefire way you can protect your Office 365 data against any number of the most common causes of data loss is by having an independent backup solution in place like EC Computers Backup for Office 365
According to a recent research report from Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, leveraging a cloud-to-cloud backup solution is the only true guarantee your critical SaaS business data is protected. From what exactly? Here are the most common forms of SaaS data loss:
At the end of the day, businesses are responsible for protecting their own SaaS data. Cloud-to-cloud backup applications, like EC Computers Backup for Office 365 and the G Suite, are the only way you and your business can be certain to be able to restore deleted or corrupted cloud-based data.
To learn more about data loss in SaaS applications (and how to ensure this doesn’t happen at your business), check out the full Forrester Research Report, “Back Up Your SaaS Data - Because Most SaaS Providers Don’t.”