The first Office 365 question is, do organizations need to protect their data stored there? The answer is yes, Office 365 data needs protection. Almost every industry expert recommends that organizations take Office 365 protection into their own hands and even Microsoft makes it clear that data is the organization’s responsibility. The problem is those industry experts and Microsoft don’t answer the next question of HOW to backup Office 365 data.
Register now for our on demand webinar “Next Question: How to Backup Office 365” and learn not only why organizations should back it up but also how they should do it.
In response to the need for Office 365 protection, vendors have flooded the market with solutions but protecting Office 365 is more than just a “checkbox”. Data in Office 365 has value to the organization, is subject to a variety of compliance regulations, and is the target of cyber-attacks.
In our webinar Storage Switzerland, Veeam and KeepItSafe compare the various methods for protecting Office 365. Join us to understand the differences between the various Office 365 protection options.
As an example, many Office 365 administrators assume that Office 365 recycle bins are a form of recovery. By default, these mechanisms only store data for 90 days and users or a malicious attack can empty them at any time. Another option is a litigation hold, which stores data forever. However, a litigation hold doesn’t protect public folders.
Each of these attempts at protection also consumes Office 365 capacity, increasing the organizations monthly Office 365 bill. Finally, OneDrive for business has a surprisingly weak recovery capability. Restores of OneDrive data can only come from the recycle bin and the recycle bin does not have the capability of point-in-time recovery.
Once IT planners understand the need to protect Office 365 data, and how inappropriate the recycle bin is as a backup function, they start looking for third-party solutions. At that point, it gets ugly. Many third-party solutions are stand-alone products that create yet another data protection silo, while others only provide minimal protection and can’t provide granular, point-in-time restores. The webinar panel discusses what to look for in third-party Office 365 backup so that it integrates into your existing data protection workflow and doesn’t increase costs.
Join us to learn not only “why” you should protect Office 365 but also “how” you should protect Office 365.