Does Office 365 Offer a Complete Backup & Recovery Solution? Don’t Assume So!

June 11, 2019
Thino Ullmann

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Thino Ullmann

Go to Market Manager Central Europe at SoftwareONE | Linkedin

This has happened to all of us before: When working on different documents sometimes our work gets lost – files get deleted by accident, overwritten or even hacked. Backup facilities and recovery features are often the last resort to restoring missing files. While Office 365 Microsoft provides a full stack of powerful tools, does that also include a comprehensive backup and restore solution? To keep it short – NO. Learn more about the reasons in today`s post.

Increasingly many business relevant activities are handled through Office 365. However, with just one click important files might get lost or deleted by accident. In addition to that, there are further challenges threatening the security of your Office 365 data:

  • Internal security risks
  • External security threads
  • Business requirements
  • Hybrid environments

When it comes to their own data security, many organizations completely rely on Microsoft thinking its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering also includes a complete backup and recovery solution.

But, beware of the unexpected! Although Microsoft does provide backup and recovery features, most of them will not be extensive enough to meet your business standards.

Take a look at the following illustration showing the different stages and time frames for storage and backup activities within Office 365:

Now, you might ask yourself, “Why is Microsoft not taking ownership and responsibility for the whole chain within Office 365?” It’s down to the “shared responsibility model” below:

If you are using further could applications, then you have to raise the question about ownership and responsibility there as well!

The solution:

Data loss is more common than ever. At SoftwareONE, we help you prepare yourself for your security challenges. BackupSimple is our highly secure backup-as-a-service solution to prevent accidental deletion of your data in Office 365.

BackupSimple is your answer to a holistic backup solution for Office 365 and beyond, available for on-premises to hybrid and cloud environments. With BackupSimple supporting various cloud providers such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure and based on your preferred deployment options you can easily and flexibly store any of your backups wherever you like.

If you`re looking for personal assistance and guidance on how to build the perfect backup and recovery solution for your organization contact us today.

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