Why is Backup Necessary for Office 365?
The number one cause of data loss in a SaaS deployment, such as Microsoft Office 365, is accidental data deletion. In fact, about 70 percent of all lost data is due to either accidental or malicious deletion of data by end-users. Other ways that data can be lost include misconfiguration, client sync issues, and most recently the widespread presence of malware and ransomware, which can render data unusable.
Although Microsoft Office 365 provides some basic recovery options with the recycle bin and email retention, Microsoft’s primary focus within Office 365 is ensuring that service and data availability are not disrupted. It is your responsibility to protect the data that you store in the Office 365 cloud. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup provides comprehensive, cost-effective, and scalable protection of your Office 365 data –without adding to your infrastructure costs.
Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
What We Protect
Barracuda’s Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Service backs up all of your Office 365 data to secure Barracuda Cloud Storage with no need for on-premises infrastructure.
All Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business data is deduplicated and compressed for maximum storage efficiency and reduced backup windows before being stored in the Barracuda Cloud.
- Exchange Online. Barracuda protects the complete folder structure of each user’s mailbox including all email message and attachments.
- OneDrive for Business. All files and folders under the Documents Library are protected.
- SharePoint Online. We protect SharePoint data including Document Libraries, Site Assets, and Picture Libraries within both Team Sites and Public Sites are protected.
Fast & Easy Recovery Options
All Office 365 data backed up to the Barracuda Cloud is accessible, searchable, and retrievable from anywhere with an Internet connection. Data can be recovered from the site level down to the individual item level. Messages, folders, or even entire mailboxes and be restored back to the original user and location, to a different location within the account, or to a completely different user account. You can also download items for offline use.
If you’re looking for a specific file or message but are unsure of its location, the search feature can be used to find the item quickly and easily. You can also recover data to a specific point in time by selecting the specific dates from a built-in calendar. Recovered data is compressed to minimize download times.
Powerful Reporting & Statistics
For IT Administrators, detailed reporting and audit logging are a key component of a backup solution.
Automated email alerts are delivered after each backup to specified email recipients containing a summary of the backup and detailed information about which email messages, folders, and files were added, modified, and removed since the last backup.
On the Status page, graphs show the number of items added and amount of data backed up each day. Storage statistics and graphs detail how much data has been backed up overall and the storage efficiency, as well as how much data is actually being stored in the Barracuda Cloud after deduplication and compression. An Audit Log tracks and provides details about every action performed within the Cloud-to-Cloud Backup interface.
Prior to speaking with Altinet, Sintons were in the initial stages of migrating
all of their users to Office 365. Knowing their backup solution at the time
would not be able to cover all of this data, they searched for a new backup
provider who could meet their criteria of security, reliability, ease of use,
and cost effectiveness.
Read the full case study for more information on Sintons' experience.