Moving to Office 365? Don’t Forget about Data Protection

When moving on-premises applications and infrastructure to the cloud, it’s easy to assume that operational responsibilities for those resources are transferred to the service provider. After all, you managed, protected and secured the data when it was in your data center. Shouldn’t the service provider do the same?

Fact is, cloud service providers are responsible for managing their own infrastructure, but generally give customers complete control over their data. You still have to be concerned about data protection when you migrate to the cloud.

Take Office 365 for example. Many organizations are finding that it makes good business sense to get out of the email business. By moving to Office 365, you can eliminate the operational overhead associated with email, and gain access to productivity apps, cloud storage, collaboration tools and more. Microsoft provides automatic data replication across its data centers as well as native resiliency controls in Office 365. But without effective backup, you still run the risk of losing mission-critical data stored in email, whether through user error or cyberattack.

Backing up Office 365 isn’t easy. You need tools that are designed specifically to handle large volumes of cloud-based email data. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 enables you to securely back up Office 365 email data to your environment, and provides the granularity to quickly recover individual mailbox items. It also provides advanced search capabilities and flexible recovery and export options for efficient eDiscovery of email archives.

Veeam has experienced strong and accelerating demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. More than 25,000 organizations have downloaded the software since its initial release, representing in aggregate more than 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 users. From Q2 2017 to Q3 2017, sales for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 grew 83 percent. From Q3 2017 to Q4 2017, sales grew 327 percent with the release of version 1.5. The latest release offers several scalability enhancements, led by the addition of a multi-repository, multi-tenant architecture that enables the protection of large Office 365 deployments with a single installation.

Veeam is also seeing strong usage in hybrid email deployments. Veeam enables organizations to back up on-premises Exchange as well as Office 365 email data with the same solution. Customers can choose where to store their data, whether that’s on-premises or in a public cloud such as Microsoft Azure. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 also simplifies the management of a hybrid email deployment and migrates mailbox data and users between Office 365 and on-premises Exchange.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is licensed on an annual subscription basis with a special introductory price starting at $18 per user per year with additional discounts for multi-year subscription. All subscription licenses are sold per user and include 24×7 production support.

Sequel Data Systems has extensive expertise in enterprise data protection across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Let us help you take advantage of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to ensure data protection and availability as you move your critical email services to the cloud.