Office 365 Backup

Office 365 Backup

February 9, 2018

Datto’s Saas Protection goes beyond industry standards to make sure your enterprise Office 365 data is secure, recoverable, and protected.

 

Congratulations… You did it! You finally migrated your company’s email to Office 365.  And not a moment too soon considering your aging Exchange server has been low on disk space for almost as long as its been out of warranty.  In our business we support all kinds of email platforms including on-premise Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.  However over the last few years it has become the default standard for small business to leverage Office 365 rather than its more burdensome predecessor.  Its really a no-brainer when you consider the lower up-front cost, lack of required maintenance, 99.9% up-time and the pressure free lifestyle that it offers.

So what’s the catch?  Not exactly a catch…more of a small oversight.  While it is true that moving to Office 365 will prevent data loss due to system failure with redundancy across a global network of data centers, what happens if your boss deletes a sub-folder in their inbox?  Maybe you can recover from the Deleted Items folder…but what if its not there either?  Think it wont happen?  What about when a user’s email password is compromised or when an employee leaves the company and wants take data with them.  These are just a few examples of when an Office 365 backup system can be a life saver. For our customers and partners we recommend Datto’s Saas Protection (formerly Backupify) for Office 365 to easily protect E-Mail, SharePoint, OneDrive, and more.

There is a widespread misconception that data created and stored in the cloud does not need to be backed up. When data is deleted or corrupted, companies face three major problems: Lost data, lost time and lost cash. Here are just a few of the features that Datto offers to prevent these problems:

  • The ability to recover accidentally moved or deleted items from Office 365
    • Emails
    • Contacts
    • Calendar Appointments
    • Onedrive Files
    • Sharepoint Data
  • 3x per day automated backups of your critical data
  • Also supports backups of G Suite (Google Apps) and Salesforce
  • Quickly recover from malware or other network attacks

In a rush to move to Office 365 for all the right reasons don’t forget to at least consider backups.  Some companies we partner with understand the risk and don’t feel that additional protection of mail items is essential to their workflows.  We also support many companies that value the additional protection Office 365 Backup provides for the relatively low cost.  Whichever type you are our recommendation is to have the conversation before the wrong person’s Contacts folder turns up empty.  Take a look at Datto and give us call to discuss and to get pricing.