Office 365 with Backup
Since Microsoft Office 365 is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform its primary data protection focus is ensuring availability which reduces the risk of downtime. High-Availability does not protect organisations from the risk of data loss, it only ensures data is available. The fact of the matter is that data protection on Office 365 is a shared responsibility between Microsoft and the Office 365 subscriber. As with other SaaS applications, Microsoft is responsible for the underlying infrastructure which hosts the service, and the subscriber is responsible for administering the application. This means the subscriber is ultimately accountable for managing the users and the data.
Microsoft Office 365 does offer some features which could be used to protect subscribers from data loss, such as its data retention policies. However, data retention solutions do not offer true data protection. Having multiple backup copies of data taken at a point in time is the only real way to ensure you can recover from a data loss incident.
Why you need to back up your data on Office 365:
- Human Error
- Security Threats
- Retention Policy Misalignment
- Hybrid Deployments
Microsoft Office 365 with Backup gives organisations the ability to protect their Office 365 data from accidental deletion, security threats and retention policy gaps, quickly restore individual Office 365 items, and meet legal and compliance requirements with efficient eDiscovery of Office 365 backup archives.
Furthermore, Microsoft Office 365 with Backup allows organisations to effectively protect their data across a hybrid cloud environment. With Microsoft Office 365 with Backup, organisations have the ability to seamlessly migrate mailbox data between Office 365 and on-premise Exchange. They also have the option of enabling the creation of consistent backups of Office 365 archives to streamline eDiscovery and mailbox item-level restores.